Place:Porthtowan, Cornwall, England

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NamePorthtowan
TypeVillage
Located inCornwall, England


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Porthtowan (meaning cove of sand dunes) is a small village in St Agnes Parish, Cornwall, England, in the United Kingdom, and is a popular summer tourist destination which lies within the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape, a World Heritage Site. Porthtowan lies on Cornwall's north Atlantic coast about west of St Agnes, north of Redruth, west of Truro and south-west of Newquay.

It is a coastal area with good surfing and many former mines some of whose stacks and engine houses dot the landscape.[1]

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