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Place Category: Beaches
Porthleven beach is next to the harbour and near the village centre.
Porthleven beach is separated from the harbour by the granite pier which lies in front of the Porthleven institute and clock tower. When the tide is out it is possible to walk in an easterly direction along Porthleven beach for approximately three miles, past Loe Bar and Penrose Estate. Alternatively, you can walk along the coast path the coast path out of the village with the Porthleven beach below you.
At high tide the beach all but disappears.
Excellent surfing location for intermediate to advanced surfers with a natural reef break. Best months is between September and December but you will always get a strong surfing community and on big days news will travel and may get packed.
The beach is a short walk along the harbour to the village centre. The village has parking, shops, and a selection of cafe and pubs.
We have no dog information for Porthleven beach.
We have no current information on dog restrictions for Porthleven Beach.
Porthleven Beach 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain tomorrow through Saturday, with temperatures falling to 14°C on Sunday.Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.Today's Forecast
12->1642% 42% 7 mph
7:49 am 6:25 pmRain and windy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Thursday, Oct 19th
13->1590% 88% 17 mph
7:50 am 6:23 pmWindy starting in the afternoon and light rain starting in the evening.Friday, Oct 20th
11->1574% 86% 14 mph
7:52 am 6:21 pmDangerously windy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, Oct 21st
11->1487% 73% 30 mph
7:54 am 6:19 pmWindy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, Oct 22nd
11->1447% 81% 20 mph
7:55 am 6:17 pmWindy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, Oct 23rd
14->1561% 92% 19 mph
7:57 am 6:16 pmBreezy in the morning and overcast throughout the day.Tuesday, Oct 24th
14->1552% 98% 19 mph
7:59 am 6:14 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, Oct 25th
12->158% 89% 12 mph
8:00 am 6:12 pm
Porthleven Beach Tide Times
Porthleven Beach Bathing Water QualityWater 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.
Photos from around the surrounding area