Porthgwidden Beach

Porthgwidden beach is a small sandy sheltered beach to the north of St Ives harbour. The beach is backed by grass slopes and beach huts and as well as the sand you have some interesting rocks to explore.

The beach is positioned within the town between the bigger St. Ives beaches and more visitors tend to head to these bigger neighbours of Porthmeor or Porthminster beaches.

Plenty of facilities as this is in the heart of St. Ives although parking can be a problem.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Porthgwidden Beach has dog restrictions.
Porthgwidden beach has seasonal dog restrictions not allowing dogs from 1st July to 31st August between 10 am - 6 pm

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

Porthgwidden 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 10.7℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 12.6 m/sec (S)
Wednesday, Mar 29rain
Expect a temp in the range 10.6℃ to 11.3℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Mar 30partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 10.7℃ with wind speed 11.1 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Mar 31rain
Expect a temp in the range 10.1℃ to 10.9℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (SSE)
Saturday, Apr 01partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 11.7 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Apr 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.8℃ to 8.9℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Apr 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.4℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 0.6 m/sec (S)

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

Porthgwidden Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Porthgwidden Beach is at St. Ives 0.52 km (0.32 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 28 Mar
   Low Tide at 03:18 (Height 1.90m)
   High Tide at 09:19 (Height 5.12m)
   Low Tide at 15:35 (Height 2.16m)
   High Tide at 21:37 (Height 4.95m)
Wed 29 Mar
   Low Tide at 04:08 (Height 2.35m)
   High Tide at 10:15 (Height 4.61m)
   Low Tide at 16:33 (Height 2.57m)
   High Tide at 22:46 (Height 4.53m)
Thu 30 Mar
   Low Tide at 05:39 (Height 2.68m)
   High Tide at 11:50 (Height 4.27m)
   Low Tide at 18:25 (Height 2.79m)
Fri 31 Mar
   High Tide at 00:45 (Height 4.40m)
   Low Tide at 07:40 (Height 2.61m)
   High Tide at 13:39 (Height 4.38m)
   Low Tide at 20:07 (Height 2.58m)
Sat 01 Apr
   High Tide at 02:10 (Height 4.72m)
   Low Tide at 08:49 (Height 2.25m)
   High Tide at 14:43 (Height 4.79m)
   Low Tide at 21:03 (Height 2.17m)
Sun 02 Apr
   High Tide at 03:01 (Height 5.16m)
   Low Tide at 09:34 (Height 1.84m)
   High Tide at 15:24 (Height 5.23m)
   Low Tide at 21:44 (Height 1.76m)
Mon 03 Apr
   High Tide at 03:38 (Height 5.56m)
   Low Tide at 10:08 (Height 1.47m)
   High Tide at 15:57 (Height 5.62m)
   Low Tide at 22:18 (Height 1.41m)

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