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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 & has a seaside award
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 at Penwith Peninsula, 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Porthmeor Beach Photos

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Porthmeor 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

Todaycloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Dec 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 7.3℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Dec 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.7℃ to 3.7℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Dec 08partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.1℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 0.9 m/sec (ESE)
Friday, Dec 09fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.1℃ to 4℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Dec 10fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.5℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Dec 11partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.8℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (NW)

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

Porthmeor Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Porthmeor Beach is at St. Ives 0.12 km (0.07 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.

Mon 05 Dec
   High Tide at 02:58 (Height 5.88m)
   Low Tide at 09:27 (Height 1.65m)
   High Tide at 15:17 (Height 6.12m)
   Low Tide at 21:47 (Height 1.52m)
Tue 06 Dec
   High Tide at 03:39 (Height 6.08m)
   Low Tide at 10:07 (Height 1.54m)
   High Tide at 15:57 (Height 6.21m)
   Low Tide at 22:23 (Height 1.46m)
Wed 07 Dec
   High Tide at 04:16 (Height 6.21m)
   Low Tide at 10:44 (Height 1.48m)
   High Tide at 16:35 (Height 6.25m)
   Low Tide at 22:58 (Height 1.43m)
Thu 08 Dec
   High Tide at 04:51 (Height 6.29m)
   Low Tide at 11:18 (Height 1.47m)
   High Tide at 17:09 (Height 6.24m)
   Low Tide at 23:30 (Height 1.46m)
Fri 09 Dec
   High Tide at 05:24 (Height 6.30m)
   Low Tide at 11:51 (Height 1.51m)
   High Tide at 17:43 (Height 6.17m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:03 (Height 1.53m)
   High Tide at 05:57 (Height 6.26m)
   Low Tide at 12:27 (Height 1.59m)
   High Tide at 18:19 (Height 6.06m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:38 (Height 1.64m)
   High Tide at 06:34 (Height 6.15m)
   Low Tide at 13:03 (Height 1.72m)
   High Tide at 18:55 (Height 5.90m)

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