Porthcressa Beach

Porthcressa beach is a sandy beach located within Hugh Town on the Scilly Isles. It is the southern most and sandiest of the two Hugh Town beaches.

The water in Porthcressa Bay is a gentle slope and this makes for good swimming and snorkelling.

Facilities at the beach include a promenade, toilets, cafe, although has no lifeguards.

Porthcressa Beach has dog restrictions.
Porthcressa beach has a Seasonal Ban 1st May - 30th September

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 18 beaches at Isles of Scilly, 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 17.7℃ to 18.8℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Aug 17
Expect a temp in the range 17℃ to 17.6℃ with wind speed 13.1 m/sec (N)
Thursday, Aug 18
Expect a temp in the range 17.5℃ to 17.7℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (NNW)
Friday, Aug 19
Expect a temp in the range 17.3℃ to 18.9℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (NW)
Saturday, Aug 20
Expect a temp in the range 16.4℃ to 17℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Aug 21
Expect a temp in the range 18.3℃ to 19.1℃ with wind speed 9.2 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Aug 22
Expect a temp in the range 18.7℃ to 18.9℃ with wind speed 10.9 m/sec (WSW)

Isles of Scilly weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Porthcressa Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Porthcressa Beach is at ST. MARY'S 0.42 km (0.26 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Mon 15 Aug
   Low Tide at 01:58 (Height 0.49m)
   High Tide at 07:50 (Height 5.56m)
   Low Tide at 14:15 (Height 0.67m)
   High Tide at 20:09 (Height 5.78m)
Tue 16 Aug
   Low Tide at 02:38 (Height 0.70m)
   High Tide at 08:29 (Height 5.36m)
   Low Tide at 14:55 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 20:49 (Height 5.50m)
Wed 17 Aug
   Low Tide at 03:17 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 09:07 (Height 5.10m)
   Low Tide at 15:34 (Height 1.22m)
   High Tide at 21:28 (Height 5.15m)
Thu 18 Aug
   Low Tide at 03:55 (Height 1.38m)
   High Tide at 09:47 (Height 4.80m)
   Low Tide at 16:14 (Height 1.57m)
   High Tide at 22:10 (Height 4.78m)
Fri 19 Aug
   Low Tide at 04:35 (Height 1.75m)
   High Tide at 10:32 (Height 4.50m)
   Low Tide at 17:01 (Height 1.93m)
   High Tide at 22:59 (Height 4.41m)
Sat 20 Aug
   Low Tide at 05:26 (Height 2.07m)
   High Tide at 11:30 (Height 4.23m)
   Low Tide at 18:06 (Height 2.22m)
   High Tide at 00:08 (Height 4.13m)
Sun 21 Aug
   Low Tide at 06:38 (Height 2.29m)
   High Tide at 12:56 (Height 4.11m)
   Low Tide at 19:35 (Height 2.31m)

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