Poldhu Cove Beach

Poldhu Cove is a fine beach in a sandy cove that has sand dunes. Lovely coastal walks and excellent views.

The Poldhu Wireless Station (remains can still be seen) was where Marconi sent the first transatlantic wireless signal in 1901.

Facilities include a beach car park and cafe.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Poldhu Cove Beach has dog restrictions.
Poldhu Cove does not allow dogs between Easter and October.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Poldhu Cove 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

Expect a temp in the range 8.8℃ to 9.4℃ with wind speed 10 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Feb 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 10.2 m/sec (NW)
Thursday, Feb 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.9℃ to 10℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.8℃ to 10℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 10℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Feb 05lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 10.4℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9℃ to 10.5℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (SW)

The Lizard weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Poldhu Cove Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Poldhu Cove Beach is at Porthleven 6.76 km (4.20 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.

Tue 31 Jan
   High Tide at 00:16 (Height 4.20m)
   Low Tide at 06:59 (Height 1.94m)
   High Tide at 12:47 (Height 4.33m)
   Low Tide at 19:29 (Height 2.13m)
Wed 01 Feb
   High Tide at 01:22 (Height 4.26m)
   Low Tide at 08:10 (Height 1.90m)
   High Tide at 13:52 (Height 4.37m)
   Low Tide at 20:37 (Height 2.07m)
Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 02:20 (Height 4.42m)
   Low Tide at 09:12 (Height 1.75m)
   High Tide at 14:48 (Height 4.49m)
   Low Tide at 21:32 (Height 1.90m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 03:10 (Height 4.63m)
   Low Tide at 10:01 (Height 1.54m)
   High Tide at 15:38 (Height 4.65m)
   Low Tide at 22:17 (Height 1.68m)
Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 03:55 (Height 4.85m)
   Low Tide at 10:42 (Height 1.34m)
   High Tide at 16:22 (Height 4.79m)
   Low Tide at 22:57 (Height 1.46m)
Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 04:36 (Height 5.03m)
   Low Tide at 11:18 (Height 1.17m)
   High Tide at 17:02 (Height 4.89m)
   Low Tide at 23:32 (Height 1.27m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 05:15 (Height 5.16m)
   Low Tide at 11:51 (Height 1.04m)
   High Tide at 17:37 (Height 4.94m)

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