Porthtowan lies on the north Atlantic coast about 1.2 miles west of St Agnes.  Its name comes from the Cornish words ‘porth’ and ‘tewynn’ to mean Cove of Sand Dunes.  Porthtowan has a Blue Flag beach consisting of wide soft white sands and dunes.

Porthtowan owes much of its present day character to its popularity as a local seaside resort in Victorian and Edwardian times when the local populous from Redruth and the surrounding areas went there, particularly on Bank Holidays. Overlooking Porthtowan are the remains of Wheal Towan, one of Cornwall’s most prolific 18th Century copper mines, which provided Ralph Allen Daniell of Trelisick with a fortune estimated at the time as a “guinea a minute” night and day.

Parish Councillors

Jamie Roberson

Mark Roberts

News from Porthtowan

Parish Council Christmas Closure Notice

Parish Council Christmas Closure Notice

Please note that the Parish Council Office will be closed from 23rd December 2019 - 1st January 2020 inclusive. On behalf of all of us at the Parish Council, we would like to wish the community a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year 🎄 💟 See you all in...

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General Election – Thursday 12th December 2019!

General Election – Thursday 12th December 2019!

The UK Parliamentary Election will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019. Polling stations will be open from 7:00am to 10:00pm on this day. Truro and Falmouth constituency in St Agnes and Mithian. Camborne and Redruth constituency in Porthtowan, Mount Hawke and...

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Notice of Election for New Councillor – Porthtowan Ward!

Notice of Election for New Councillor – Porthtowan Ward!

Nomination Packs are available from Cornwall Council's Electoral Services Office in St Austell. Please encourage any suitable candidates... Click the link below for more details ⬇ Notice of election St Agnes Parish Council - Porthtowan Ward - 29 November 2018

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