Porth Beach (Cornwall)

Porth beach is a sandy family beach with rock pools and backed by cliffs. At low tide you have a great expanse of sand but this does mean it can be a good walk to the sea.

As one of the most exposed beaches within the Newquay area this beach has a good swell with a break that varies depending on the position of the ever changing sand bar. Popular with novice surfers and body boarders.

Facilities include car park, toilets, cafe, pub, shop and seasonal lifeguards. The beach is also only a 20 -30 minute walk from Newquay town centre.

Porth Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Porth Beach has dog restrictions. Porth beach does not allow dogs between Easter and October.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Newquay, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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.

Our weather forecast for Newquay in Cornwall

Today (Thursday, Mar 04)

Expect a temperature in the range 7.2℃ to 7.5℃ with a wind speed 4.2 m/sec (N)

Friday, Mar 05

Expect a temperature in the range 4.9℃ to 5.8℃ with a wind speed 4.6 m/sec (E)

Saturday, Mar 06

Expect a temperature in the range 3.1℃ to 3.9℃ with a wind speed 4.4 m/sec (ENE)

Sunday, Mar 07

Expect a temperature in the range 2.3℃ to 3.3℃ with a wind speed 3.2 m/sec (ESE)

Monday, Mar 08

Expect a temperature in the range 2.5℃ to 3.3℃ with a wind speed 1.6 m/sec (SE)

Tuesday, Mar 09

Expect a temperature in the range 6.6℃ to 7.9℃ with a wind speed 5.4 m/sec (S)

Wednesday, Mar 10

Expect a temperature in the range 9℃ to 10.7℃ with a wind speed 11.2 m/sec (WSW)

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


Our tide forecast for Porth Beach in Cornwall.

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