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.
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Porth Beach Photos
Porth Beach Water Quality
- 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 11.3℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (NNE)
Expect a temp in the range 11.2℃ to 12.3℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (E)
Expect a temp in the range 14.7℃ to 15.5℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 16.3℃ to 16.5℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 14.2℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 13.8℃ to 14.6℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (SW)
Newquay weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Porth Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Porth Beach is at NEWQUAY 1.89 km (1.18 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.
Low Tide at 02:54 (Height 1.89m)
High Tide at 08:56 (Height 6.04m)
Low Tide at 15:24 (Height 2.06m)
High Tide at 21:25 (Height 5.78m)
Low Tide at 03:51 (Height 2.39m)
High Tide at 10:03 (Height 5.63m)
Low Tide at 16:40 (Height 2.48m)
High Tide at 22:49 (Height 5.36m)
Low Tide at 05:28 (Height 2.74m)
High Tide at 11:42 (Height 5.44m)
Low Tide at 18:35 (Height 2.53m)
High Tide at 00:35 (Height 5.32m)
Low Tide at 07:21 (Height 2.57m)
High Tide at 13:19 (Height 5.70m)
Low Tide at 20:04 (Height 2.10m)
High Tide at 02:04 (Height 5.72m)
Low Tide at 08:35 (Height 2.03m)
High Tide at 14:30 (Height 6.23m)
Low Tide at 21:06 (Height 1.50m)
High Tide at 03:03 (Height 6.26m)
Low Tide at 09:29 (Height 1.44m)
High Tide at 15:23 (Height 6.75m)
Low Tide at 21:55 (Height 0.98m)
High Tide at 03:50 (Height 6.71m)
Low Tide at 10:13 (Height 0.97m)
High Tide at 16:07 (Height 7.14m)
Low Tide at 22:36 (Height 0.63m)
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