Itinerary

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 around Penwith Peninsula, 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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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

Today
Expect a temp in the range 12.2℃ to 12.8℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Jun 30
Expect a temp in the range 12.3℃ to 13.2℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (W)
Friday, Jul 01
Expect a temp in the range 12.9℃ to 13.3℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Jul 02
Expect a temp in the range 14.4℃ to 14.7℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Jul 03
Expect a temp in the range 13.2℃ to 14.4℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (W)
Monday, Jul 04
Expect a temp in the range 13.4℃ to 14.5℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Jul 05
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 14.6℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (WNW)

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

Porthgwidden Beach Tide Times

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