Porthmeor beach is perfect for families, as the beach sits in the town of St Ives and is overlooked by the Tate St Ives.
The beach has good sand at the top and then a slope at high water mark takes you to a large expanse of flat compact sand.
Surf school is located on the beach.
This beach has a cafe and restaurant, toilets, seasonal lifeguards and access to St. Ives town. In the summer it can be very hard to park in St. Ives.
Porthmeor Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.
Porthmeor beach does not allow dogs May to September.
- 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 (Wednesday, Jan 20)
Expect a temperature in the range 10.6℃ to 10.8℃ with a wind speed 11 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Jan 21
Expect a temperature in the range 7℃ to 7.9℃ with a wind speed 10.8 m/sec (W)
Friday, Jan 22
Expect a temperature in the range 6.6℃ to 7.4℃ with a wind speed 6.6 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Jan 23
Expect a temperature in the range 4.4℃ to 5.4℃ with a wind speed 5 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Jan 24
Expect a temperature in the range 4.5℃ to 6℃ with a wind speed 4.5 m/sec (W)
Monday, Jan 25
Expect a temperature in the range 5℃ to 5.5℃ with a wind speed 5.9 m/sec (NW)
Tuesday, Jan 26
Expect a temperature in the range 5.3℃ to 6.7℃ with a wind speed 4.4 m/sec (WNW)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Our tide forecast for Porthmeor Beach in Cornwall.
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