Porthcurnick Beach

Porthcurnick beach is a wide isolated sandy beach with rock pools and at low tide some smaller coves become accessible.

The beach is managed by the National Trust and is located at the end of a narrow lane with no parking, it is advised to park in the New Road, Portscatho car park and take the coast path.

This stretch of Roseland Peninsula coast is worth exploring with Portscatho around St Anthony Headland to the west, or to the east you have Carne and Pendower beaches.

The beach has The Hidden Hut cafe and a slipway although if you have a boat beware of the narrow single track lane access.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Porthcurnick Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Porthcurnick 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

Porthcurnick 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 8.6℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 9 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Mar 25partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.8℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 12.3 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Mar 26lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 7.7℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 11.9 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Mar 27clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 5.8℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NW)
Tuesday, Mar 28cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (S)
Wednesday, Mar 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 10.7℃ to 11℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Mar 30partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 11.2℃ with wind speed 11 m/sec (WSW)

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

Porthcurnick Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Porthcurnick Beach is at FALMOUTH 6.81 km (4.23 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Fri 24 Mar
   Low Tide at 01:19 (Height 0.01m)
   High Tide at 06:55 (Height 5.42m)
   Low Tide at 13:39 (Height 0.07m)
   High Tide at 19:12 (Height 5.20m)
Sat 25 Mar
   Low Tide at 01:52 (Height 0.20m)
   High Tide at 07:30 (Height 5.23m)
   Low Tide at 14:10 (Height 0.37m)
   High Tide at 19:44 (Height 5.05m)
Sun 26 Mar
   Low Tide at 02:23 (Height 0.51m)
   High Tide at 08:01 (Height 4.95m)
   Low Tide at 14:38 (Height 0.76m)
   High Tide at 20:14 (Height 4.82m)
Mon 27 Mar
   Low Tide at 02:54 (Height 0.91m)
   High Tide at 08:31 (Height 4.61m)
   Low Tide at 15:07 (Height 1.19m)
   High Tide at 20:47 (Height 4.53m)
Tue 28 Mar
   Low Tide at 03:27 (Height 1.35m)
   High Tide at 09:05 (Height 4.23m)
   Low Tide at 15:39 (Height 1.63m)
   High Tide at 21:28 (Height 4.20m)
Wed 29 Mar
   Low Tide at 04:11 (Height 1.78m)
   High Tide at 09:53 (Height 3.85m)
   Low Tide at 16:29 (Height 2.02m)
   High Tide at 22:26 (Height 3.89m)
Thu 30 Mar
   Low Tide at 05:24 (Height 2.10m)
   High Tide at 11:04 (Height 3.57m)
   Low Tide at 17:56 (Height 2.24m)
   High Tide at 23:56 (Height 3.73m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

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