Black Cliff Beach

Black Cliff beach is a sandy beach stretching between Hayle Towans and Mexico Towans. Hayle beach is a large beach backed by dunes and Black Cliff beach gives some protection from the wind by being sheltered by cliffs. The beach gets its name from the dark cliffs that line the back of the beach.

You often get some large areas of shallow water near the cliffs when the tide is out that provide great safe play for small children.

Facilities at the beach include a small beach cafe and toilets at the top of steps, and if the steps are too much then Hayle Towans beach has a sloped beach access and can be used to get onto this beach.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Black Cliff Beach has dog restrictions.
Black Cliff beach, dogs not allowed between 8am and 7pm 1st May - 30th October. Be careful that the beaches have various permissions and the boundaries are not easy to locate. Check the signs.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 3.2℃ to 6.7℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Jan 28partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.6℃ to 3.2℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Jan 29fog
Expect a temp in the range 1.9℃ to 3.5℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (SSE)
Monday, Jan 30lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 10℃ with wind speed 7.3 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Jan 31cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 9.9℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 01fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.5℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (NW)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.4℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 7.6 m/sec (NW)

Penwith Peninsula weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Black Cliff Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Black Cliff Beach is at St. Ives 4.35 km (2.71 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Fri 27 Jan
   Low Tide at 03:14 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 09:12 (Height 6.36m)
   Low Tide at 15:43 (Height 1.36m)
   High Tide at 21:34 (Height 5.83m)
Sat 28 Jan
   Low Tide at 04:02 (Height 1.62m)
   High Tide at 10:01 (Height 5.92m)
   Low Tide at 16:33 (Height 1.77m)
   High Tide at 22:26 (Height 5.42m)
Sun 29 Jan
   Low Tide at 04:54 (Height 2.01m)
   High Tide at 10:58 (Height 5.46m)
   Low Tide at 17:28 (Height 2.15m)
   High Tide at 23:27 (Height 5.07m)
Mon 30 Jan
   Low Tide at 06:02 (Height 2.33m)
   High Tide at 12:05 (Height 5.09m)
   Low Tide at 18:39 (Height 2.41m)
Tue 31 Jan
   High Tide at 00:40 (Height 4.88m)
   Low Tide at 07:22 (Height 2.49m)
   High Tide at 13:17 (Height 4.92m)
   Low Tide at 19:55 (Height 2.46m)
Wed 01 Feb
   High Tide at 01:57 (Height 4.93m)
   Low Tide at 08:37 (Height 2.40m)
   High Tide at 14:29 (Height 5.02m)
   Low Tide at 21:00 (Height 2.29m)
Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 03:02 (Height 5.20m)
   Low Tide at 09:35 (Height 2.16m)
   High Tide at 15:27 (Height 5.28m)
   Low Tide at 21:51 (Height 2.04m)

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