Porthtowan Beach

Porthtowan beach, Porthtowan, Cornwall

Place Category: Beaches

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  • Porthtowan beach is a large sandy beach popular with surfers (good for beginners) and families.

    At low tide you can take a 15 minute walk along the beach to neighbouring Chapel Porth, alternatively lots of cliff top walks.

    Facilities include a large car park, shop, cafe, toilets and lifeguards in summer.

    Porthtowan Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.

    Porthtowan Beach has dog restrictions. No dogs Easter to October.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have one beach around Porthtowan, 205 beaches in Cornwall, or check our Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Porthtowan Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through Friday, with temperatures falling to 15°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain overnight.
     
    15
    -> 
    20
       14%  16%   12 mph
      5:22 am    9:16 pm
    Saturday, May 27th
     Drizzle in the morning.
     
    13
    -> 
    17
       52%  83%   7 mph
      5:21 am    9:18 pm

    Sunday, May 28th
     Light rain starting in the evening.
     
    12
    -> 
    18
       61%  84%   6 mph
      5:20 am    9:19 pm
    Monday, May 29th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    13
    -> 
    17
       62%  85%   3 mph
      5:19 am    9:20 pm

    Tuesday, May 30th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    12
    -> 
    16
       0%  52%   10 mph
      5:18 am    9:21 pm
    Wednesday, May 31st
     Clear throughout the day.
     
    11
    -> 
    18
       1%  4%   6 mph
      5:17 am    9:22 pm

    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Light rain starting in the evening.
     
    11
    -> 
    17
       43%  63%   7 mph
      5:16 am    9:23 pm
    Friday, Jun 2nd
     Light rain in the morning and evening.
     
    10
    -> 
    15
       54%  35%   12 mph
      5:16 am    9:24 pm

  • Porthtowan Beach Tide Times

     

  • Porthtowan Beach Water quality

    Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:

    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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