Porthgwidden beach, St Ives, Cornwall
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    Porthgwidden Beach Information

    Porthgwidden beach is a small sandy sheltered beach to the north of St Ives harbour. As well as the sand you have some interesting rocks to explore.

    The beach is positioned within the town between the bigger St. Ives beaches and more visitors tend to head to these bigger neighbours of Porthmeor or Porthminster beaches.

    Plenty of facilities as this is in the heart of St. Ives although parking can be a problem.

    Porthgwidden Beach has dog restrictions. Porthgwidden beach does not allow dogs between 1st May and 1st October.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 50 beaches around Penwith Peninsula, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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  • Water Quality


    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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  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    Rain today through Friday, with high temperatures falling to 10°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain until afternoon and windy throughout the day.
     
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       99%  89%   19 mph
      8:16 am    4:20 pm
    Sunday, Dec 16th
     Rain until afternoon.
     
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       83%  70%   17 mph
      8:17 am    4:20 pm

    Monday, Dec 17th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy starting in the afternoon.
     
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       40%  75%   21 mph
      8:17 am    4:21 pm
    Tuesday, Dec 18th
     Rain and dangerously windy until afternoon.
     
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       99%  93%   27 mph
      8:18 am    4:21 pm

    Wednesday, Dec 19th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       61%  63%   20 mph
      8:19 am    4:21 pm
    Thursday, Dec 20th
     Rain and windy overnight.
     
    10
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    11
       87%  88%   14 mph
      8:19 am    4:22 pm

    Friday, Dec 21st
     Rain in the morning and windy starting in the afternoon.
     
    11
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    12
       99%  78%   13 mph
      8:20 am    4:22 pm
    Saturday, Dec 22nd
     Windy in the morning and light rain overnight.
     
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       69%  87%   19 mph
      8:20 am    4:22 pm

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  • Reviews

    Porthgwidden Beach Reviews

    1 Review on “Porthgwidden Beach”

    1. Anonymous Porthgwidden Beach
      Overall Rating:
      4

      Good small town beach.
      An ideal small beach in the beautiful Cornish town of St. Ives. Smaller than some of the other St Ives beaches but we found it nicer as you don’t get the emphasis on surfing as it is more sheltered.

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