Portreath was once a thriving port as it exported tin from the local mines. It is still a working harbour from where a few fisherman go out to sea. With a long beach, filled in the summer with visitors and locals alike, enjoying the safe bathing waters. On either side are dramatic cliffs with Gull Rock out to sea, ever watchful on this pretty resort.

I was lucky enough to be born just three miles from this beautiful beach, but confesses I didn’t really appreciate its beauty when I was younger! When surrounded by so many beautiful beaches, Portreath was just the local beach. However with the maturity of years I can think of nothing better to do on a summer’s evening, as the sun slowly does down, than to sit on the beach and paint … pure bliss.