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Porthminster Beach

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 is a Blue Flag Beach & has a seaside award
Porthminster Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.
Porthminster Beach has dog restrictions.
Porthminster 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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Porthminster Beach Photos

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Porthminster 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 9.2℃ to 10.5℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (SE)
Friday, Dec 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.8℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (ESE)
Saturday, Dec 03clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 5.3℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Dec 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (ENE)
Monday, Dec 05lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Dec 06rain
Expect a temp in the range 7.6℃ to 7.9℃ with wind speed 7.5 m/sec (E)
Wednesday, Dec 07lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 6℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (ENE)

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

Porthminster Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Porthminster Beach is at St. Ives 0.89 km (0.56 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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