Portreath (Cornish Portreth) is a small town on the north coast of County Cornwall in southwest England. It is two miles northwest of Redruth. The small harbor, with its narrow driveway, flourished in the 19th century, when it became a hub for the copper ore mined in Cornwall and coal brought in from Wales. The occasionally pulled by ore ore railway from the southern Chacewater ended here. Today, the main source of income of the place is tourism. Especially the sandy beach and the strong surf are a magnet for surfers and windsurfers. The route of the former ore train, the Mineral Tramway, has been upgraded to a hiking and biking trail across Cornwall.
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