Porth Beach

Porth beach, Newquay, Cornwall

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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 dog restrictions. Dogs not allowed between Easter and October.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 13 beaches around Newquay, 204 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Porth Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today, with temperatures peaking at 16°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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       87%  97%   14 mph
      7:57 am    6:14 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 24th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       72%  99%   20 mph
      7:58 am    6:12 pm

    Wednesday, Oct 25th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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    15
       47%  99%   12 mph
      8:00 am    6:10 pm
    Thursday, Oct 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       28%  90%   8 mph
      8:02 am    6:08 pm

    Friday, Oct 27th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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    15
       26%  24%   9 mph
      8:03 am    6:06 pm
    Saturday, Oct 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    14
       11%  89%   11 mph
      8:05 am    6:04 pm

    Sunday, Oct 29th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
     
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       18%  27%   12 mph
      7:07 am    5:03 pm
    Monday, Oct 30th
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       23%  31%   14 mph
      7:08 am    5:01 pm

  • Porth Beach Tide Times

     

  • Porth Beach Bathing 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.
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