Penhale Sands Beach

Penhale Sands and Perranporth Beach form a three mile stretch of excellent sand. Backed by a large area of sand dunes that include the historic sites of St Pirans Cross and St Pirans Oratory.

The beaches are popular with surfers and zoning is in place for water sports.

Facilities include parking, toilets and lifeguards in the summer months.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Penhale Sands Beach has dog restrictions.
Penhale Sands berach has dog restrictions May - Sept.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Penhale Sands Beach Photos

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Penhale Sands 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.1℃ to 9.7℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 7.3℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (SE)
Tuesday, Feb 07cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.9℃ to 6.4℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (SE)
Wednesday, Feb 08fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.5℃ to 6℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (ESE)
Thursday, Feb 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (S)

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

Penhale Sands Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Penhale Sands Beach is at Perranporth 1.99 km (1.24 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 03 Feb
   High Tide at 03:50 (Height 5.83m)
   Low Tide at 10:14 (Height 1.95m)
   High Tide at 16:11 (Height 5.86m)
   Low Tide at 22:25 (Height 1.84m)
Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 04:30 (Height 6.13m)
   Low Tide at 10:52 (Height 1.69m)
   High Tide at 16:49 (Height 6.10m)
   Low Tide at 23:00 (Height 1.60m)
Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 05:06 (Height 6.35m)
   Low Tide at 11:25 (Height 1.48m)
   High Tide at 17:24 (Height 6.28m)
   Low Tide at 23:33 (Height 1.42m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 05:38 (Height 6.50m)
   Low Tide at 11:56 (Height 1.34m)
   High Tide at 17:56 (Height 6.39m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:03 (Height 1.30m)
   High Tide at 06:09 (Height 6.59m)
   Low Tide at 12:28 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 18:27 (Height 6.44m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:36 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 06:41 (Height 6.62m)
   Low Tide at 12:59 (Height 1.22m)
   High Tide at 18:58 (Height 6.44m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:09 (Height 1.22m)
   High Tide at 07:12 (Height 6.59m)
   Low Tide at 13:31 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 19:29 (Height 6.37m)

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