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Porthmeor Beach

Porthmeor beach is perfect for families, as the beach sits in the town of St Ives and is overlooked by the Tate St Ives.

The beach has good sand at the top and then a slope at high water mark takes you to a large expanse of flat compact sand.

Surf school is located on the beach.

This beach has a cafe and restaurant, toilets, seasonal lifeguards and access to St. Ives town. In the summer it can be very hard to park in St. Ives.

Porthmeor Beach is a Blue Flag Beach & has a seaside award
Porthmeor Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Porthmeor Beach has dog restrictions.
Porthmeor beach has seasonal dog restrictions not allowing dogs from 15th May to 30th September 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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Porthmeor Beach Photos

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Porthmeor 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

Todaycloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 7.5 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Feb 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.8℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 10.1 m/sec (WNW)
Thursday, Feb 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 9.7℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Feb 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.4℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.4℃ to 4.8℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (ESE)

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

Porthmeor Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Porthmeor Beach is at St. Ives 0.12 km (0.07 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 31 Jan
   High Tide at 00:40 (Height 4.88m)
   Low Tide at 07:22 (Height 2.49m)
   High Tide at 13:17 (Height 4.92m)
   Low Tide at 19:55 (Height 2.46m)
Wed 01 Feb
   High Tide at 01:57 (Height 4.93m)
   Low Tide at 08:37 (Height 2.40m)
   High Tide at 14:29 (Height 5.02m)
   Low Tide at 21:00 (Height 2.29m)
Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 03:02 (Height 5.20m)
   Low Tide at 09:35 (Height 2.16m)
   High Tide at 15:27 (Height 5.28m)
   Low Tide at 21:51 (Height 2.04m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 03:50 (Height 5.53m)
   Low Tide at 10:21 (Height 1.88m)
   High Tide at 16:11 (Height 5.56m)
   Low Tide at 22:32 (Height 1.78m)
Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 04:28 (Height 5.83m)
   Low Tide at 10:58 (Height 1.63m)
   High Tide at 16:47 (Height 5.80m)
   Low Tide at 23:06 (Height 1.55m)
Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 05:03 (Height 6.05m)
   Low Tide at 11:30 (Height 1.44m)
   High Tide at 17:20 (Height 5.98m)
   Low Tide at 23:38 (Height 1.38m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 05:33 (Height 6.20m)
   Low Tide at 12:01 (Height 1.31m)
   High Tide at 17:51 (Height 6.09m)

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