Est. in 1999, Blue is Cornwall’s original beach bar & kitchen. Situated by the dunes and just a stone’s throw from Porthtowan beach, this enviable location offers stunning views, beautiful sunsets and a casual, friendly atmosphere all wrapped up in “shabby-chic” decor.
Serving locally sourced, freshly prepared food, barista coffees and a wide range of drinks daily, it is the perfect place to get together with family and friends or take a break from the office with a business lunch by the sea.
Food & Drink
Poised between the rugged North coast cliffs and overlooking the surf at Porthtowan Beach, Blue is a refreshing experience.
A large outdoor Terrace for alfresco dining and panoramic seated bay windows inside. A perfect place to while away the day or watch the stunning sunsets with a ‘sundowner’. The mood is informal, the service friendly and the food tasty.
Open for brunch, lunch and dinner (seasonal changes), serving simple, classic and freshly prepared dishes in beautiful coastal surroundings. Friends, families, walkers and well-behaved dogs welcome, come rain or shine!
We do not take reservations, so just turn up when you like. With plenty of seating inside and out, even at our busiest times you are unlikely to have to wait too long for a table.
There is a large public car park in the village one minute’s walk away (charges apply) or free parking on the lane that blue is situated on (no overnight parking) Porthtowan gets extremely busy in peak season, so it is always worth arriving slightly earlier to secure a parking space.
There is free WIFI throughout with the password shown on blackboard above the bar. It is worth noting that mobile phone signal is patchy by the beach so it’s a good idea to enable WIFI calling if you feel you will need to be contactable, alternatively relax and enjoy being out of reach for a few hours!
We have a varied menu which allows for different dietary requirements. However, If you have any food allergies then please always make known before you order and the bar staff will be more than happy to check with the kitchen.
We love dogs of all shapes and sizes! so well-behaved dogs are welcome so long as they are always kept on a lead. You will find dog bowls outside on the terrace.
t blue we make every effort to reduce, re-use & recycle.
PLASTIC FREE PORTHTOWAN – we are nearly there….!!!
Starting with our food suppliers we use locally sourced, fresh seasonal produce from land & sea! A reduction in “food miles” helps both the environment & our local economy. Our drinks supplier is local, but some of the products do come from a little further a field, but that is because we select our products on merit as well as locality. Every bottle is recycled, plastic & glass, all tins & cans, plus all cardboard is flattened by us and collected by another local service provider.
Being situated on the coast, we are lucky enough to be able to appreciate, daily, the beauty of our surroundings first hand. We acknowledge the importance of conserving this by reducing our environmental impact and promoting a more sustainable style of tourism.
We are very aware that our existence here has a direct effect and we are committed to continuously improving our environmental management and implementing a policy with the following principal actions:
Minimize and deal responsibly with all our waste and endeavor to recycle as many materials as possible and encourage our customers and suppliers to do the same.
Monitor our consumption of energy and water and implement procedures to reduce this each year.
Train our employees and raise awareness of the importance of their participation and their responsibility for protecting the environment.
Work with local suppliers and try to ensure that they recognise and reduce the environmental impact of their products and transportation.
Ensure that, as an absolute minimum, we abide by all relevant legislation.
“living is such a special part of the world, as a beautiful beach in Cornwall…we do not take it for granted, and appreciate it’s beauty as well as is dependence on us and our community to work hard to preserve it”.
We have a range of Merchandise available including T shirts, Hoodies and coffee cups, we also sell gift vouchers. Details can be found on our merchandise page or over the bar.
We do not offer accommodation but there are plenty of lovely places to stay locally. We have listed a few of our favourites under ‘places to stay’