Porthgwidden beach is a small sandy sheltered beach to the north of St Ives harbour. The beach is backed by grass slopes and beach huts and as well as the sand you have some interesting rocks to explore.
Plenty of facilities as this is in the heart of St. Ives although parking can be a problem.
Porthgwidden beach does not allow dogs between 1st May and 1st October.
- 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.
Our weather forecast for Penwith Peninsula in Cornwall
Today (Tuesday, Jan 26)
Expect a temperature in the range 10.2℃ to 10.7℃ with a wind speed 6.3 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Jan 27
Expect a temperature in the range 9.7℃ to 9.9℃ with a wind speed 5.9 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Jan 28
Expect a temperature in the range 11.2℃ to 11.4℃ with a wind speed 8.5 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Jan 29
Expect a temperature in the range 9.9℃ to 10.1℃ with a wind speed 9.3 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Jan 30
Expect a temperature in the range 7.5℃ to 10.3℃ with a wind speed 6 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Jan 31
Expect a temperature in the range 3.6℃ to 6.7℃ with a wind speed 4.1 m/sec (SE)
Monday, Feb 01
Expect a temperature in the range 8.3℃ to 8.7℃ with a wind speed 15.1 m/sec (W)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Our tide forecast for Porthgwidden Beach in Cornwall.
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