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Porthtowan, Cornwall

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Porthtowan, Cornwall

Porthtowan (Cornish: Porth Tewyn, 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 2 km west of St Agnes, 4 km north of Redruth, 10 km west of Truro and 15 km south-west of Newquay.
Post townSt Agnes
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW6947
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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