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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Place Category: Beaches

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 9.4℃ to 10.2℃ with wind speed 13.8 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Apr 01partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 12.2 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Apr 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.1℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 8 m/sec (NNW)
Monday, Apr 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (SE)
Tuesday, Apr 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.9℃ to 5.1℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (SE)
Wednesday, Apr 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.7℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Apr 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 9.9℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (WSW)

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 31 Mar
   High Tide at 00:45 (Height 4.40m)
   Low Tide at 07:40 (Height 2.61m)
   High Tide at 13:39 (Height 4.38m)
   Low Tide at 20:07 (Height 2.58m)
Sat 01 Apr
   High Tide at 02:10 (Height 4.72m)
   Low Tide at 08:49 (Height 2.25m)
   High Tide at 14:43 (Height 4.79m)
   Low Tide at 21:03 (Height 2.17m)
Sun 02 Apr
   High Tide at 03:01 (Height 5.16m)
   Low Tide at 09:34 (Height 1.84m)
   High Tide at 15:24 (Height 5.23m)
   Low Tide at 21:44 (Height 1.76m)
Mon 03 Apr
   High Tide at 03:38 (Height 5.56m)
   Low Tide at 10:08 (Height 1.47m)
   High Tide at 15:57 (Height 5.62m)
   Low Tide at 22:18 (Height 1.41m)
Tue 04 Apr
   High Tide at 04:11 (Height 5.90m)
   Low Tide at 10:40 (Height 1.19m)
   High Tide at 16:28 (Height 5.93m)
   Low Tide at 22:48 (Height 1.13m)
Wed 05 Apr
   High Tide at 04:40 (Height 6.15m)
   Low Tide at 11:09 (Height 0.98m)
   High Tide at 16:57 (Height 6.16m)
   Low Tide at 23:18 (Height 0.93m)
Thu 06 Apr
   High Tide at 05:10 (Height 6.33m)
   Low Tide at 11:37 (Height 0.84m)
   High Tide at 17:26 (Height 6.33m)
   Low Tide at 23:47 (Height 0.80m)

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