Butter Hole Beach

Butter Hole beach has yellow sands and some excellent rock pillars with some good climbing routes up the cliffs.

The beach is thought to take its name from, butter = yellow sand and hole = look down on it.

Butter Hole beach is backed by cliffs with a risky steep path down or you will need to come in from the sea by boat. This area of coastline is great for walking with the South West Coast path running along the top. If you want an easy route down to sea level you will need to go over to the East side of Gunver Head at Hawkers Cove.

No facilities by the beach with the closest facilities over at Hawkers Cove.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Butter Hole Beach.

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

Planning your visit to Butter Hole Beach


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Place Category: Beaches

Butter Hole Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 15.3℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 10.4 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Oct 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.9℃ to 15.6℃ with wind speed 9 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Oct 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 15.4℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 8.1 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Oct 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 15.3℃ to 15.8℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (S)
Saturday, Oct 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 15.3℃ to 15.8℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (S)
Sunday, Oct 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 16.3℃ to 16.7℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (SSE)
Monday, Oct 09partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 15.4℃ to 15.8℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (SSW)

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

Butter Hole Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Butter Hole Beach is at Padstow 2.20 km (1.37 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit Butter Hole Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Tue 03 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:42 (Height 0.92m)
   High Tide at 07:33 (Height 7.26m)
   Low Tide at 13:59 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 19:54 (Height 7.13m)
Wed 04 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:16 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 08:09 (Height 6.84m)
   Low Tide at 14:34 (Height 1.67m)
   High Tide at 20:32 (Height 6.59m)
Thu 05 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:50 (Height 1.99m)
   High Tide at 08:46 (Height 6.36m)
   Low Tide at 15:12 (Height 2.25m)
   High Tide at 21:12 (Height 6.02m)
Fri 06 Oct
   Low Tide at 03:27 (Height 2.54m)
   High Tide at 09:31 (Height 5.87m)
   Low Tide at 16:00 (Height 2.79m)
   High Tide at 22:05 (Height 5.50m)
Sat 07 Oct
   Low Tide at 04:22 (Height 3.03m)
   High Tide at 10:37 (Height 5.46m)
   Low Tide at 17:29 (Height 3.15m)
   High Tide at 23:34 (Height 5.16m)
Sun 08 Oct
   Low Tide at 06:07 (Height 3.26m)
   High Tide at 12:30 (Height 5.35m)
   Low Tide at 19:31 (Height 3.05m)
Mon 09 Oct
   High Tide at 01:27 (Height 5.28m)
   Low Tide at 07:54 (Height 3.02m)
   High Tide at 14:01 (Height 5.67m)
   Low Tide at 20:43 (Height 2.64m)

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