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 does not allow dogs between Easter and October.
- 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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