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Porthcothan, Cornwall

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Porthcothan, Cornwall

Porthcothan is a coastal village between Newquay and Padstow in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is within the parish of St Eval. The 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. Porthcothan lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Post townPADSTOW
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW8572
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01841

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