Porthcothan Bay Beach

Porthcothan Bay beach, Padstow, Cornwall

Place Category: Beaches

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  • Porthcothan Bay is sand with a small shallow stream dividing the beach in two, sheltered by sand dunes and craggy headlands. At low tide there are rock pools, at high tide you only have the dunes.

    Facilities include car parking is in the village, toilets and shop.

    Porthcothan Bay Beach allows dogs. Porthcothan Bay Beach allows dogs.

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

  • Porthcothan Bay Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 18°C on Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain starting in the afternoon and breezy overnight.
     
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    15
       58%  66%   17 mph
      7:04 am    7:25 pm
    Thursday, Sep 21st
     Rain in the morning.
     
    12
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    15
       76%  67%   7 mph
      7:06 am    7:22 pm

    Friday, Sep 22nd
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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    16
       29%  63%   17 mph
      7:07 am    7:20 pm
    Saturday, Sep 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       15%  72%   16 mph
      7:09 am    7:18 pm

    Sunday, Sep 24th
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
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    18
       30%  87%   12 mph
      7:10 am    7:16 pm
    Monday, Sep 25th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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       17%  11%   8 mph
      7:12 am    7:13 pm

    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    12
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       10%  27%   2 mph
      7:13 am    7:11 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Rain starting in the afternoon.
     
    12
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    17
       38%  95%   15 mph
      7:15 am    7:09 pm

  • Porthcothan Bay Beach Tide Times

     

  • Porthcothan Bay 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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