Porthminster Beach, Cornwall

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Porthminster beach is a town beach within St Ives and sits just below the railway station.

Excellent for people who want to swim and spend time on the beach whilst also having easy access to all the facilities available within St Ives.

As Porthminster beach is in the bay it is protected from the Atlantic rollers and is much more suitable for families and those wanting a calmer sea for activities like kayaking and SUP.

Facilities at the beach include seasonal lifeguards, a beach cafe, toilet blocks, plenty of takeaway food options.

Porthminster Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Porthminster Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 50 beaches around Penwith Peninsula, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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.

Weather


Porthminster Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Penwith Peninsula, Cornwall

Today
Expect a temp in the range 15.3℃ to 17.2℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Sep 27
Expect a temp in the range 12.7℃ to 13.2℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (NNW)
Tuesday, Sep 28
Expect a temp in the range 12.9℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Sep 29
Expect a temp in the range 12.3℃ to 12.8℃ with wind speed 10.4 m/sec (WNW)
Thursday, Sep 30
Expect a temp in the range 13℃ to 14.6℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Oct 01
Expect a temp in the range 14.9℃ to 15.9℃ with wind speed 8 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Oct 02
Expect a temp in the range 12.4℃ to 13.2℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (W)


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


Tides

Porthminster Beach tide times.

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