Porthgwidden Beach

Porthgwidden beach, St Ives, Cornwall

Place Category: Beaches

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  • Porthgwidden beach is a small sandy sheltered beach to the north of St Ives harbour. As well as the sand you have some interesting rocks to explore.

    The beach is positioned within the town between the bigger St. Ives beaches and more visitors tend to head to these bigger neighbours of Porthmeor or Porthminster beaches.

    Plenty of facilities as this is in the heart of St. Ives although parking can be a problem.

    Porthgwidden Beach has dog restrictions. No dogs allowed between 1st May and 1st October.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 15 beaches around St Ives, 205 beaches in Cornwall, or check our Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Porthgwidden Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Saturday through Tuesday, with temperatures falling to 15°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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       0%  8%   11 mph
      5:24 am    9:16 pm
    Friday, May 26th
     Light rain overnight.
     
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    19
       19%  30%   12 mph
      5:23 am    9:17 pm

    Saturday, May 27th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    13
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       66%  73%   4 mph
      5:22 am    9:18 pm
    Sunday, May 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    12
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    17
       0%  71%   6 mph
      5:21 am    9:19 pm

    Monday, May 29th
     Light rain starting in the evening.
     
    13
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    16
       43%  66%   9 mph
      5:20 am    9:21 pm
    Tuesday, May 30th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    13
    -> 
    17
       71%  62%   11 mph
      5:19 am    9:22 pm

    Wednesday, May 31st
     Clear throughout the day.
     
    12
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    16
       3%  1%   3 mph
      5:18 am    9:23 pm
    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    15
       2%  42%   7 mph
      5:18 am    9:24 pm

  • Porthgwidden Beach Tide Times

     

  • Porthgwidden 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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  • 1 Review on “Porthgwidden Beach”

    1. Profile photo of AnonymousAnonymous Porthgwidden Beach
      Overall Rating:
      4

      Good small town beach.
      An ideal small beach in the beautiful Cornish town of St. Ives. Smaller than some of the other St Ives beaches but we found it nicer as you don’t get the emphasis on surfing as it is more sheltered.

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