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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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 8.9℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 7.6 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 7.6 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.8℃ to 8.1℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 6℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, Feb 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.3℃ to 6.4℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (SSE)
Wednesday, Feb 08cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 5.6℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (ENE)

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.

Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 02:58 (Height 4.11m)
   Low Tide at 09:34 (Height 1.69m)
   High Tide at 15:30 (Height 4.05m)
   Low Tide at 21:57 (Height 1.60m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 03:52 (Height 4.35m)
   Low Tide at 10:29 (Height 1.44m)
   High Tide at 16:21 (Height 4.25m)
   Low Tide at 22:45 (Height 1.37m)
Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 04:37 (Height 4.58m)
   Low Tide at 11:13 (Height 1.21m)
   High Tide at 17:03 (Height 4.43m)
   Low Tide at 23:27 (Height 1.17m)
Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 05:17 (Height 4.76m)
   Low Tide at 11:53 (Height 1.04m)
   High Tide at 17:42 (Height 4.56m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:04 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 05:55 (Height 4.86m)
   Low Tide at 12:28 (Height 0.94m)
   High Tide at 18:19 (Height 4.63m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:36 (Height 0.96m)
   High Tide at 06:32 (Height 4.90m)
   Low Tide at 12:59 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 18:55 (Height 4.65m)
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)

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