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Portreath beach itself offers a range of potential surfing. Towards Portreath harbour wall the combination of the rocky reef and the wall itself can, in the right conditions create a wave known as ‘The Vortex’. This is a powerful wave that goes critical (beyond vertical face) quickly and is not for novice or inexperienced surfers.

The rest of the beach break is somewhat more user friendly producing a rideable and pretty powerful wave.

Close to Portreath is Porthtowan; a busy beach in the summer. Porthtowan produces waves at most states of tide and has all the shore side facilities that you’d expect, bars, a surf shop and is also home to a couple of surf schools. The beach, like most of those on Cornwall’s north coast, is sandy with some dunes at the back of the beach.

For those wanting to use Rayle Farm as a base for exploring some of the lesser-known surf spots or a ‘surfari’ our location in the middle of the north coast means that you won’t have to spend too much time travelling. Major surf spots, such as Gwithian (to the west) and Newquay’s Fistral Beach (to the east) are both within a 30 minute drive.


Farm Cottage Holiday  Accommodation
nestled by the Cornish coast