Porthoustock Beach

Porthoustock beach is a pebble beach surrounded by old quarries. This is not so picturesque as other Cornish coves.

The beach is popular launching beach for divers as Porthoustock’s proximity to The Manacles, a set of treacherous rocks by Manacle Point means that it has lots of shipwrecks.

Limited facilities.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Porthoustock Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Porthoustock Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

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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Porthoustock 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 8.5℃ to 9.9℃ with wind speed 8.1 m/sec (WNW)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.7℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 7.3 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.1℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 04fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.1℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.1℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (ESE)
Tuesday, Feb 07partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.1℃ to 4℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (N)

The Lizard weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Porthoustock Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Porthoustock Beach is at Helford River (Entrance) 3.34 km (2.07 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Wed 01 Feb
   High Tide at 01:32 (Height 4.13m)
   Low Tide at 08:12 (Height 1.98m)
   High Tide at 14:09 (Height 4.09m)
   Low Tide at 20:47 (Height 1.91m)
Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 02:38 (Height 4.31m)
   Low Tide at 09:29 (Height 1.78m)
   High Tide at 15:10 (Height 4.25m)
   Low Tide at 21:52 (Height 1.68m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 03:32 (Height 4.55m)
   Low Tide at 10:24 (Height 1.51m)
   High Tide at 16:01 (Height 4.45m)
   Low Tide at 22:40 (Height 1.43m)
Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 04:17 (Height 4.78m)
   Low Tide at 11:08 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 16:43 (Height 4.63m)
   Low Tide at 23:22 (Height 1.22m)
Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 04:57 (Height 4.96m)
   Low Tide at 11:48 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 17:22 (Height 4.76m)
   Low Tide at 23:59 (Height 1.07m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 05:35 (Height 5.06m)
   Low Tide at 12:23 (Height 0.97m)
   High Tide at 17:59 (Height 4.83m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:31 (Height 0.99m)
   High Tide at 06:12 (Height 5.10m)
   Low Tide at 12:54 (Height 0.92m)
   High Tide at 18:35 (Height 4.85m)

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