Porth Joke Beach

Porth Joke is a great north-west facing narrow cove with a sandy beach, rock pools and caves. Often less busy than other local beaches but partly due to no facilities.

Porth Joke is a hidden gem, tucked away between Crantock and Holywell Bay on the North Cornish coast near the popular town of Newquay. It’s name is derived from the Cornish word ‘Pol Lejouack’ meaning Jackdaw Cove. Porth Joke is a National Trust beach and there are two car parks within walking distance.

There are no facilities at Porth Joke, it’s as nature intended!

Porth Joke Beach has dog restrictions.
Porth Joke does not allow dogs between Easter to October.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 14 beaches at Newquay, 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 1.4℃ to 3.8℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (ENE)
Saturday, Dec 10fog
Expect a temp in the range 0.9℃ to 3.5℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (SSE)
Sunday, Dec 11rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 4℃ to 4.7℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Dec 12fog
Expect a temp in the range 0℃ to 0.8℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (ESE)
Tuesday, Dec 13cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.4℃ to 2.7℃ with wind speed 6.5 m/sec (ESE)
Wednesday, Dec 14clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.4℃ to 3.1℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Dec 15clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.2℃ to 3.8℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (NNE)

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

Porth Joke Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Porth Joke Beach is at NEWQUAY 4.11 km (2.55 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.

Fri 09 Dec
   High Tide at 05:28 (Height 6.70m)
   Low Tide at 11:51 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 17:48 (Height 6.57m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:03 (Height 1.44m)
   High Tide at 06:02 (Height 6.66m)
   Low Tide at 12:26 (Height 1.52m)
   High Tide at 18:22 (Height 6.46m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:37 (Height 1.58m)
   High Tide at 06:37 (Height 6.55m)
   Low Tide at 13:01 (Height 1.68m)
   High Tide at 18:57 (Height 6.30m)
Mon 12 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:11 (Height 1.76m)
   High Tide at 07:12 (Height 6.40m)
   Low Tide at 13:37 (Height 1.86m)
   High Tide at 19:33 (Height 6.09m)
Tue 13 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:46 (Height 1.98m)
   High Tide at 07:48 (Height 6.21m)
   Low Tide at 14:14 (Height 2.08m)
   High Tide at 20:12 (Height 5.87m)
Wed 14 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:25 (Height 2.21m)
   High Tide at 08:29 (Height 6.00m)
   Low Tide at 14:58 (Height 2.30m)
   High Tide at 20:56 (Height 5.64m)
Thu 15 Dec
   Low Tide at 03:10 (Height 2.44m)
   High Tide at 09:16 (Height 5.79m)
   Low Tide at 15:49 (Height 2.49m)
   High Tide at 21:48 (Height 5.44m)

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