The Beautiful Porthcothan bay is situated on Cornwall's north coast just a 10 minute drive from Padstow

Porthcothan Bay Holidays


In the immediate area we have superb golf at Trevose, surfing, swimming, fishing, horse riding, rock pooling, rambling, cycling (including the wonderful Camel trail), sailing (across the Camel Estuary at Rock), and boat trips (out of Padstow). Further afield the major attractions such as Eden, Heligan gardens, Tintagel castle, Minack theatre, National Maritime museum, St Michaels Mount, and the tall ships of Charlestown, are all within easy reach for day trips.

Good travel links whether by road, rail or air. Newquay airport a 10 minute drive away, Bodmin railway station a 40 minute drive away. And by car we are only 15 minutes off the main A30.

Check out how beautiful the area is from the sky, and how close we are to the beach! Click Here

There are many ways to get to Porthcothan but we've written down the route we find easiest to drive in peak season.

SAT NAV USERS: Our post code is PL28 8PN, but beware...some sat navs have taken previous guests on bizarre and lengthy detours around Cornwall. If you are in any doubt we’d suggest you follow our directions, or at the very least have a look at the map before you place 100% trust in the Sat Nav

We suggest:

Take A30 as far as the Highgate Hill junction, where you turn right to take the A39 towards St Columb Major/ Wadebridge. Continue along the A39 until you reach the Winnards Perch roundabout. Turn left here onto the B3274 road to Padstow. After 2 miles take the 2nd left (signposted St Merryn). Go straight on at the next crossroads. Before St Merryn, follow the signs for Porthcothan Bay (taking a left at the large bend just past the ‘holiday villages’, and left again at the next t-junction). After approx 2 miles (on the B3276 towards Newquay) turn right at the sign for Carnevas Farm Holiday Park (opposite the Tredrea Inn). If you get to the beach at Porthcothan, you’ve gone too far!

Crigg Cottage is 1/2 mile up this road on the left hand side, opposite the campsite entrance. Crigg is the cottage on the roadside. The Linney, Granary, and Carnevas Barn are on the right hand side, just up the hill from the campsite entrance.

Check in/out

Your home will be ready from 4pm. The door will be unlocked - so please let yourself in and make yourself at home.

Please do not arrive any earlier than 4pm unless by prior arrangement. We are sometimes ready for you much earlier, so please text us on the day of arrival asking for notification if you would like to arrive early.

On the day of your departure, please vacate by 10am, as this is the time our cleaners and linen pick-up service arrive.