Situated on the north coast of Cornwall, some 9 miles south-west of Newquay. The village, which has its origin in the long-since extinct mining industry, stands at the edge of one of the finest beaches in Cornwall. There are three miles of lovely, easily accessible sands affording excellent sea bathing and surfing facilities.
The centre of the village offers a wide range of shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs. Other facilities very close by include an excellent 18-hole golf course, grass and hard tennis courts, a childrens boating lake and a mini golf course.