Porthcothan Bay Beach (Cornwall)

  • Information

    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 is dog friendly and allows dogs all year. Porthcothan Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Padstow, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Beach 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.
  • Tides
  • 7 Day Weather Forecast

    Our weather forecast for Padstow in Cornwall is split into two widgets. The first shows a timeline containing temperature, wind, sunrise/sunset and chance of rain, whilst the second shows the forecast for the week ahead including severe weather alerts when available.



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