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Cockleshell Apartment is located in Porthtowan, Cornwall. In Cornish it is called Porth Tewyn, meaning cove of sand dunes. It is a small village  and it has historically been involved with the Cornish mining industry dating back to the 1700’s times and is now within Cornwall’s World Heritage Mining Area.

Located in the county of Cornwall, which is the most southerly county in the UK, Porthtowan is situated on the north coast region. Porthtowan beach is a family and surfing Blue Flag beach. It has also been designated an area of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, along the coast are Gullyn Rock, Diamond Rock and sandstone and slate cliffs. We also beleive that it’s stunning sunset’s rival Sennen and the green flash has been seen here.