Porthminster Beach

Porthminster beach is a town beach within St Ives and sits just below the railway station.

Excellent for people who want to swim and spend time on the beach whilst also having easy access to all the facilities available within St Ives.

As Porthminster beach is in the bay it is protected from the Atlantic rollers and is much more suitable for families and those wanting a calmer sea for activities like kayaking and SUP.

Facilities at the beach include seasonal lifeguards, a beach cafe, toilet blocks, plenty of takeaway food options.

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

Dog Friendly Beach?

Porthminster Beach has dog restrictions.
Porthminster 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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Porthminster 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 9.8℃ to 11.2℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Mar 28lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 9.6℃ to 10℃ with wind speed 8.4 m/sec (SSE)
Wednesday, Mar 29lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 10.6℃ to 11.4℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Mar 30fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 10.7℃ with wind speed 11.2 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Mar 31lightrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.1℃ to 11.3℃ with wind speed 15.3 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Apr 01lightrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.4℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 11.9 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Apr 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.6℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 8.4 m/sec (WNW)

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

Porthminster Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Porthminster Beach is at St. Ives 0.89 km (0.56 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.

Mon 27 Mar
   Low Tide at 02:40 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 08:38 (Height 5.65m)
   Low Tide at 14:56 (Height 1.69m)
   High Tide at 20:52 (Height 5.42m)
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)

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