Itinerary

Porthmeor Beach

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 has dog restrictions.
Porthmeor beach has seasonal dog restrictions not allowing dogs from 15th May to 30th September 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 15℃ to 16.5℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (NW)
Wednesday, Jul 06
Expect a temp in the range 14.4℃ to 15.2℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (NW)
Thursday, Jul 07
Expect a temp in the range 15.1℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (NNW)
Friday, Jul 08
Expect a temp in the range 15.3℃ to 15.8℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Jul 09
Expect a temp in the range 14.8℃ to 15.6℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (N)
Sunday, Jul 10
Expect a temp in the range 14.6℃ to 15.4℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (NNE)
Monday, Jul 11
Expect a temp in the range 14.5℃ to 16℃ with wind speed 0.4 m/sec (NE)

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

Porthmeor Beach Tide Times

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