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.

Planning your visit to Porthcressa Beach


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Place Category: Beaches

Porthcressa Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 16.8℃ to 17.5℃ with wind speed 17 m/sec (S)
Thursday, Sep 28cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 16℃ to 16.2℃ with wind speed 9.6 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Sep 29partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 15.4℃ to 15.9℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (SE)
Saturday, Sep 30partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 15.5℃ to 15.8℃ with wind speed 1.5 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Oct 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 16.4℃ to 17.5℃ with wind speed 11.1 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Oct 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 15.6℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Oct 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.8℃ to 15.1℃ with wind speed 1.5 m/sec (WNW)

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, helping you to plan the best time to visit Porthcressa Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 27 Sep
   High Tide at 02:45 (Height 5.06m)
   Low Tide at 09:08 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 15:05 (Height 5.51m)
   Low Tide at 21:34 (Height 0.81m)
Thu 28 Sep
   High Tide at 03:33 (Height 5.48m)
   Low Tide at 09:55 (Height 0.80m)
   High Tide at 15:52 (Height 5.90m)
   Low Tide at 22:19 (Height 0.48m)
Fri 29 Sep
   High Tide at 04:16 (Height 5.79m)
   Low Tide at 10:39 (Height 0.51m)
   High Tide at 16:35 (Height 6.14m)
   Low Tide at 23:02 (Height 0.32m)
Sat 30 Sep
   High Tide at 04:57 (Height 5.95m)
   Low Tide at 11:21 (Height 0.38m)
   High Tide at 17:16 (Height 6.20m)
   Low Tide at 23:42 (Height 0.32m)
Sun 01 Oct
   High Tide at 05:36 (Height 5.97m)
   Low Tide at 12:02 (Height 0.41m)
   High Tide at 17:56 (Height 6.10m)
Mon 02 Oct
   Low Tide at 00:21 (Height 0.49m)
   High Tide at 06:14 (Height 5.84m)
   Low Tide at 12:41 (Height 0.61m)
   High Tide at 18:34 (Height 5.84m)
Tue 03 Oct
   Low Tide at 00:59 (Height 0.79m)
   High Tide at 06:51 (Height 5.60m)
   Low Tide at 13:20 (Height 0.93m)
   High Tide at 19:12 (Height 5.46m)

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