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Welcome to Porthtowan SLSC

Porthtowan Surf Life-Saving Club is based on the north coast of Cornwall, U.K.  It lies between St. Ives and Newquay along with our neighbouring clubs; St. Agnes and Portreath.

Our headquarters are located on the western side of Porthtowan beach and are accessed via Beach Road (Turn left after the Post Office).  Although the club is active all year round, we operate our beach activities from Easter until the end of September,  and Lifeguards are on duty 7 days a week during the Summer (May till September) – Telephone :- 01209 890414.

The Club currently has well in excess of 100 members, from Nippers as young as 7, to veterans in their 70s, who all enjoy the relaxed, family atmosphere as well as the camaraderie and competitive nature of our sport.  We encourage all our members to take lifesaving qualifications, compete for the club in carnivals and championships and take part in fundraising and community activities.

Our main aim has always been “to save life”- whether by prevention or by rescue from the sea.  In the past many of our members have been awarded for their bravery.  We actively promote the water safety aspect of all beach activities by giving advice and training to our members, many of whom have gone on to become professional lifeguards.  The Club is affiliated to the Cornish Region and the Surf Life Saving association of Great Britain, with the Surf Boats also being a member of the U.K. Surf Rowing League.

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