Portreath sits on the North Cornwall coast about 5 miles from Redruth, a popular village with holidaymakers and with surfers. The village retains a lot of charm and character with the beach being the main focal point as well as the small harbour. This is a mainly sandy beach with a full RNLI lifeguard service during the summer months and there is also a dog ban on the beach during the summer months. The beach is backed by the village with shops and the Basset Arms being a popular pub. This is a relatively quiet village and beach during the summer months compared to others although it will get busy on sunny days. The village also has a strong industrial heritage with the harbour being an important port in the past and now has a few fishing boats that visit. There are several holiday parks in the nearby area with tourism now being the main service. The village sits on the South West Coastal Path providing some outstanding walks with stunning seascapes and there are several places to visit nearby.