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.
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Porthminster Beach Water Quality
- 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)
Expect a temp in the range 3℃ to 3.8℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (E)
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 8.7℃ to 10.2℃ with wind speed 8 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 9.4℃ to 10.1℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 8.5 m/sec (NW)
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.
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)
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)
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)
Low Tide at 06:02 (Height 2.33m)
High Tide at 12:05 (Height 5.09m)
Low Tide at 18:39 (Height 2.41m)
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)
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)
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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