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.
- 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.
Porthminster Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Penwith Peninsula, Cornwall
Expect a temp in the range 9.4℃ to 10.6℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (N)
Expect a temp in the range 2.4℃ to 3.7℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (E)
Expect a temp in the range 2℃ to 4.4℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (SE)
Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (SE)
Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 6.7℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (SE)
Expect a temp in the range 5.2℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (ENE)
Penwith Peninsula weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Porthminster Beach tide times.
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