Porth Joke Beach

Porth Joke is a great north-west facing narrow cove with a sandy beach, rock pools and caves. Often less busy than other local beaches but partly due to no facilities.

Porth Joke is a hidden gem, tucked away between Crantock and Holywell Bay on the North Cornish coast near the popular town of Newquay. It’s name is derived from the Cornish word ‘Pol Lejouack’ meaning Jackdaw Cove. Porth Joke is a National Trust beach and there are two car parks within walking distance.

There are no facilities at Porth Joke, it’s as nature intended!

Dog Friendly Beach?

Porth Joke Beach has dog restrictions.
Porth Joke does not allow dogs between Easter to October.

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

Planning your visit to Porth Joke Beach


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Place Category: Beaches

Porth Joke Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 14.7℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 10.3 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Oct 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 13.4℃ to 13.6℃ with wind speed 8.5 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Oct 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 13.6℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Oct 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 13.9℃ to 14.2℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (S)
Saturday, Oct 07cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.1℃ to 15.6℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (SSE)
Sunday, Oct 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 15.5℃ to 16.2℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (SSE)
Monday, Oct 09fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 13.8℃ to 14.6℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (W)

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

Porth Joke Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Porth Joke Beach is at NEWQUAY 4.11 km (2.55 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit Porth Joke Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Tue 03 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:23 (Height 0.72m)
   High Tide at 07:17 (Height 6.96m)
   Low Tide at 13:41 (Height 0.96m)
   High Tide at 19:38 (Height 6.83m)
Wed 04 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:00 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 07:54 (Height 6.54m)
   Low Tide at 14:18 (Height 1.52m)
   High Tide at 20:18 (Height 6.29m)
Thu 05 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:36 (Height 1.85m)
   High Tide at 08:33 (Height 6.06m)
   Low Tide at 14:59 (Height 2.13m)
   High Tide at 21:00 (Height 5.72m)
Fri 06 Oct
   Low Tide at 03:16 (Height 2.44m)
   High Tide at 09:19 (Height 5.57m)
   Low Tide at 15:51 (Height 2.70m)
   High Tide at 21:55 (Height 5.20m)
Sat 07 Oct
   Low Tide at 04:14 (Height 2.95m)
   High Tide at 10:28 (Height 5.16m)
   Low Tide at 17:26 (Height 3.08m)
   High Tide at 23:28 (Height 4.86m)
Sun 08 Oct
   Low Tide at 06:06 (Height 3.20m)
   High Tide at 12:24 (Height 5.05m)
   Low Tide at 19:25 (Height 2.97m)
Mon 09 Oct
   High Tide at 01:18 (Height 4.98m)
   Low Tide at 07:47 (Height 2.94m)
   High Tide at 13:51 (Height 5.37m)
   Low Tide at 20:32 (Height 2.54m)

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