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Porthcothan beach looking down from the north at low tide, towards the former Arch rock
|Porthcothan shown within Cornwall|
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Porthcothan 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.
The sandy beach is popular with tourists and surfers and is patrolled by lifeguards during the day in the summer; local surf schools sometimes use the beach for tuition. There is a pay-and-display car park and a small grocery shop near the beach. In January 2014, storm Anne reduced a local arch, Jan Leverton's Rock, to rubble.
- Other coastal villages and bays nearby
- Other villages nearby
- Place-names in the Standard Written Form (SWF) : List of place-names agreed by the MAGA Signage Panel. Cornish Language Partnership.
- Ordnance Survey Landranger 200; Newquay, Padstow & surrounding area, 1:50 000. 1988
- "UK storms: Further flooding risk as heavy rain forecast". BBC News. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
- "Storms smash iconic Cornish rock formation at Porthcothan". Western Morning News. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
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