Porthcressa Beach

Porthcressa beach is a sandy beach located within Hugh Town on the Scilly Isles. It is the southern most and sandiest of the two Hugh Town beaches.

The water in Porthcressa Bay is a gentle slope and this makes for good swimming and snorkelling.

Facilities at the beach include a promenade, toilets, cafe, although has no lifeguards.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Porthcressa Beach has dog restrictions.
Porthcressa beach has a Seasonal Ban 1st May - 30th September

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

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 9.1℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (E)
Wednesday, Feb 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (ESE)
Thursday, Feb 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.8℃ to 10.5℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Feb 10clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.8℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (E)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.8℃ to 9.9℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Feb 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.7℃ to 9.8℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (SSE)
Monday, Feb 13partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.1℃ to 10.5℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (SSW)

Isles of Scilly weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Porthcressa Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Porthcressa Beach is at ST. MARY'S 0.42 km (0.26 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 05:46 (Height 5.44m)
   Low Tide at 12:11 (Height 1.06m)
   High Tide at 18:02 (Height 5.26m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:19 (Height 1.09m)
   High Tide at 06:17 (Height 5.47m)
   Low Tide at 12:41 (Height 1.04m)
   High Tide at 18:33 (Height 5.26m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:49 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 06:47 (Height 5.44m)
   Low Tide at 13:11 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 19:04 (Height 5.21m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:21 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 07:18 (Height 5.35m)
   Low Tide at 13:42 (Height 1.18m)
   High Tide at 19:35 (Height 5.10m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:53 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 07:50 (Height 5.21m)
   Low Tide at 14:15 (Height 1.33m)
   High Tide at 20:08 (Height 4.96m)
Sun 12 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:29 (Height 1.44m)
   High Tide at 08:25 (Height 5.02m)
   Low Tide at 14:52 (Height 1.54m)
   High Tide at 20:47 (Height 4.77m)
Mon 13 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:09 (Height 1.65m)
   High Tide at 09:08 (Height 4.79m)
   Low Tide at 15:37 (Height 1.77m)
   High Tide at 21:37 (Height 4.56m)

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