Location

Cliff House is located in Cliff Terrace just steps away from the historic working Harbour. It is next door to the Portreath Arms and across the road from local shops which consist of a Costcutter/Post Office, the Portreath Bakery, the Tideline Cafe and the Sea & Salt Hairdressers‚Äč. There is a Public Telephone Box directly opposite Cliff House.

Portreath (Cornish: Porthtreth or Porth Treth) is a civil parish, village and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is about three miles (5 km) northwest of Redruth. Potreath village extends along both sides of a stream valley and is centred on the harbour and beach. West of the harbour entrance and breakwater are two sandy beaches which are popular with holidaymakers, surfers and naturists.

Portreath lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park.

Walk – Portreath from North Cliffs

Length: 4.6 miles (7.4 km)

Start: Tehidy Country Parks North Cliffs car park – TR14 0TW

End: Tehidy Country Parks North Cliffs car park

Difficulty: Moderate – Good surfaces throughout with a couple of steep climbs on the Coast Path section.

A circuit through the remnants of one of Cornwall’s richest mining areas and on to Tehidy Country Park, for many centuries the seat of the influential Basset family. The route starts out along a breathtaking coastline of high cliffs and secret coves, where the waves have carved the rocks into soaring pinnacles and dramatic fins and cut away whole chunks of headland to leave clusters of tiny islands rising from a shoreline decked out in seaweed and rockpools. In summer the coastal heathland blazes with gorse and heather and the grass fringing the path is sprinkled with wildflowers.

Further details of the local walk: https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/print-walk/723/

A wheelchair friendly route can be found here: A wheelchair friendly route along Cornwall’s North Coast