Carlyon Bay Beach

Carlyon Bay is actually three beaches in one, to the west is Crinnis beach, in the middle is Shorthorn beach and to the east is Polgaver beach. This is a popular coast location backed by cliffs just outside of St Austell on Cornwall’s south coast.

The beach has temporary toilets, pop-up eateries and car parking although the car park can get full early on a hot summer day.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Carlyon Bay Beach.

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

Carlyon Bay Beach Water Quality

Water 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Feb 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.3℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 10fog
Expect a temp in the range 2.9℃ to 3.5℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Feb 11fog
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Feb 12partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (ESE)
Monday, Feb 13fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.5℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 7.1 m/sec (SE)
Tuesday, Feb 14cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (ESE)

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

Carlyon Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Carlyon Bay Beach is at Par 2.77 km (1.72 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.

Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:07 (Height 0.93m)
   High Tide at 07:08 (Height 4.88m)
   Low Tide at 13:28 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 19:30 (Height 4.62m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:34 (Height 0.94m)
   High Tide at 07:40 (Height 4.83m)
   Low Tide at 13:54 (Height 0.93m)
   High Tide at 20:00 (Height 4.56m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:01 (Height 0.98m)
   High Tide at 08:09 (Height 4.75m)
   Low Tide at 14:21 (Height 0.99m)
   High Tide at 20:28 (Height 4.48m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:30 (Height 1.05m)
   High Tide at 08:38 (Height 4.64m)
   Low Tide at 14:50 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 20:54 (Height 4.39m)
Sun 12 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:01 (Height 1.17m)
   High Tide at 09:08 (Height 4.51m)
   Low Tide at 15:23 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 21:27 (Height 4.28m)
Mon 13 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:40 (Height 1.34m)
   High Tide at 09:49 (Height 4.33m)
   Low Tide at 16:06 (Height 1.43m)
   High Tide at 22:15 (Height 4.13m)
Tue 14 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:30 (Height 1.57m)
   High Tide at 10:48 (Height 4.12m)
   Low Tide at 17:05 (Height 1.66m)
   High Tide at 23:26 (Height 3.99m)

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