Porth Beach

Porth beach is a sandy family beach with rock pools and backed by cliffs. At low tide you have a great expanse of sand but this does mean it can be a good walk to the sea.

As one of the most exposed beaches within the Newquay area this beach has a good swell with a break that varies depending on the position of the ever changing sand bar. Popular with novice surfers and body boarders.

Facilities include car park, toilets, cafe, pub, shop and seasonal lifeguards. The beach is also only a 20 -30 minute walk from Newquay town centre.

Porth Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Porth Beach has dog restrictions.
Porth 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 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Porth 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 4.9℃ to 5.8℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Jan 27fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 5.6℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Jan 28partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.9℃ to 4℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (ESE)
Sunday, Jan 29rain
Expect a temp in the range 7.3℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Jan 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 10℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jan 31cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 9.7℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.1℃ to 9.9℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (WNW)

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

Porth Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Porth Beach is at NEWQUAY 1.89 km (1.18 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 26 Jan
   Low Tide at 02:25 (Height 0.78m)
   High Tide at 08:24 (Height 7.14m)
   Low Tide at 14:54 (Height 0.81m)
   High Tide at 20:45 (Height 6.61m)
Fri 27 Jan
   Low Tide at 03:09 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 09:09 (Height 6.76m)
   Low Tide at 15:37 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 21:30 (Height 6.23m)
Sat 28 Jan
   Low Tide at 03:55 (Height 1.57m)
   High Tide at 09:56 (Height 6.32m)
   Low Tide at 16:25 (Height 1.75m)
   High Tide at 22:20 (Height 5.82m)
Sun 29 Jan
   Low Tide at 04:46 (Height 2.03m)
   High Tide at 10:51 (Height 5.86m)
   Low Tide at 17:20 (Height 2.20m)
   High Tide at 23:18 (Height 5.47m)
Mon 30 Jan
   Low Tide at 05:53 (Height 2.42m)
   High Tide at 11:55 (Height 5.49m)
   Low Tide at 18:30 (Height 2.51m)
Tue 31 Jan
   High Tide at 00:32 (Height 5.28m)
   Low Tide at 07:14 (Height 2.61m)
   High Tide at 13:10 (Height 5.32m)
   Low Tide at 19:48 (Height 2.57m)
Wed 01 Feb
   High Tide at 01:51 (Height 5.33m)
   Low Tide at 08:31 (Height 2.50m)
   High Tide at 14:25 (Height 5.42m)
   Low Tide at 20:55 (Height 2.37m)

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