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Porthgwidden Beach

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.

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 has seasonal dog restrictions not allowing dogs from 1st July to 31st August between 10 am - 6 pm

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 50 beaches at Penwith Peninsula, 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Porthgwidden 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

Todaypartlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (SE)
Friday, Dec 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 8.9℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (E)
Saturday, Dec 03clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 5.3℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Dec 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (ENE)
Monday, Dec 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.7℃ to 4.1℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Dec 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.5℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Dec 07rain
Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (NE)

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

Porthgwidden Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Porthgwidden Beach is at St. Ives 0.52 km (0.32 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.

Thu 01 Jan
   Low Tide at 01:14 (Height 0.00m)
Thu 01 Dec
   Low Tide at 03:14 (Height m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

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