Porthcothan Bay Beach

Porthcothan Bay is sand with a small shallow stream dividing the beach in two, sheltered by sand dunes and craggy headlands. At low tide there are rock pools, at high tide you only have the dunes.

Facilities include car parking is in the village, toilets and shop.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Porthcothan Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Porthcothan Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

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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Place Category: Beaches

Porthcothan Bay 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 6.8℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (SE)
Wednesday, Feb 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.4℃ to 4.1℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (ESE)
Thursday, Feb 09lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 9.4℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 10clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.2℃ to 5℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.3℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Feb 12partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.9℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (SE)
Monday, Feb 13clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (S)

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

Porthcothan Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Porthcothan Bay Beach is at Padstow 7.94 km (4.94 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 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:32 (Height 1.32m)
   High Tide at 06:28 (Height 6.99m)
   Low Tide at 12:55 (Height 1.28m)
   High Tide at 18:45 (Height 6.84m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:02 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 06:59 (Height 7.02m)
   Low Tide at 13:24 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 19:16 (Height 6.84m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:32 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 07:28 (Height 6.99m)
   Low Tide at 13:53 (Height 1.29m)
   High Tide at 19:45 (Height 6.77m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:03 (Height 1.33m)
   High Tide at 07:58 (Height 6.90m)
   Low Tide at 14:23 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 20:16 (Height 6.64m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:33 (Height 1.50m)
   High Tide at 08:30 (Height 6.74m)
   Low Tide at 14:53 (Height 1.62m)
   High Tide at 20:48 (Height 6.45m)
Sun 12 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:06 (Height 1.74m)
   High Tide at 09:05 (Height 6.51m)
   Low Tide at 15:27 (Height 1.89m)
   High Tide at 21:26 (Height 6.20m)
Mon 13 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:44 (Height 2.04m)
   High Tide at 09:46 (Height 6.23m)
   Low Tide at 16:08 (Height 2.19m)
   High Tide at 22:14 (Height 5.92m)

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