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 Photos

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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 5.1℃ to 5.8℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Jan 28partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3℃ to 3.8℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (E)
Sunday, Jan 29partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Jan 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.7℃ to 10.2℃ with wind speed 8 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Jan 31cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.4℃ to 10.1℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 01partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 8.5 m/sec (NW)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9℃ to 9.4℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (NW)

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.

Fri 27 Jan
   Low Tide at 03:14 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 09:12 (Height 6.36m)
   Low Tide at 15:43 (Height 1.36m)
   High Tide at 21:34 (Height 5.83m)
Sat 28 Jan
   Low Tide at 04:02 (Height 1.62m)
   High Tide at 10:01 (Height 5.92m)
   Low Tide at 16:33 (Height 1.77m)
   High Tide at 22:26 (Height 5.42m)
Sun 29 Jan
   Low Tide at 04:54 (Height 2.01m)
   High Tide at 10:58 (Height 5.46m)
   Low Tide at 17:28 (Height 2.15m)
   High Tide at 23:27 (Height 5.07m)
Mon 30 Jan
   Low Tide at 06:02 (Height 2.33m)
   High Tide at 12:05 (Height 5.09m)
   Low Tide at 18:39 (Height 2.41m)
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)

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