Nestled in a valley just outside of Newquay, Porth Reservoir is a beautiful destination for a family day out, a spot of birdwatching, or angling. A designated bird sanctuary and a paradise for birdwatchers, you might spot owls, woodpeckers and kingfishers flying around.

A small visitor centre displays interpretation boards, which provide information about Porth Reservoir and the surrounding areas.

Walking at Porth

Take a lovely circular route right up to the water’s edge, past two bird hides and over boardwalks. Find your way on to the nature trail, which passes through a wildlife reserve.

The lake lies on the Sustrans cycling route 32 – the Camel Trail, one of the most popular recreational routes in the country, running from Padstow to Wenford Bridge. Why not give it a go? For more information, click here

Wildlife at Porth

The lake is surrounded by a woodland containing mature trees, which provide a sanctuary for an abundance of wildlife and flora. The Nature Reserve promotes a wide range of special habitats; thus, no dogs are permitted, to ensure the least disturbance to wildlife.

Fishing at Porth

The Coarse fishing is open to everyone, with anglers casting for carp, pike, bream, roach, rudd, tench and eels. Wheelchair access fishing platforms are in place below the car park. Find out more here.

Address: Porth Reservoir, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 4JS