Itinerary

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 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 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℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (W)
Friday, Jul 01
Expect a temp in the range 12.7℃ to 13.1℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Jul 02
Expect a temp in the range 14.4℃ to 14.7℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Jul 03
Expect a temp in the range 13.6℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (W)
Monday, Jul 04
Expect a temp in the range 13.2℃ to 14.4℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Jul 05
Expect a temp in the range 12.5℃ to 14.5℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (NNW)
Wednesday, Jul 06
Expect a temp in the range 14.5℃ to 15.5℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NNW)

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

Porthminster Beach Tide Times

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