Porthtowan beach, Porthtowan, Cornwall
  • About Us

    Porthtowan Beach Information

    Porthtowan beach is a large sandy beach popular with surfers (good for beginners) and families.

    At low tide you can take a 15 minute walk along the beach to neighbouring Chapel Porth, alternatively lots of cliff top walks.

    Facilities include a large car park, shop, cafe, toilets and lifeguards in summer.

    Porthtowan Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

    Porthtowan Beach has dog restrictions. Porthtowan beach does not allow dogs Easter to October.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have one beach around Porthtowan, 217 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality


    Beach Bathing 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.
  • Tides
  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain today through Saturday, with high temperatures bottoming out at 16°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    18
       66%  64%   11 mph
      5:21 am    9:18 pm
    Monday, May 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       15%  61%   5 mph
      5:20 am    9:19 pm

    Tuesday, May 29th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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    18
       58%  83%   8 mph
      5:19 am    9:20 pm
    Wednesday, May 30th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    13
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       57%  86%   6 mph
      5:18 am    9:21 pm

    Thursday, May 31st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    13
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       27%  86%   2 mph
      5:17 am    9:22 pm
    Friday, Jun 1st
     Rain overnight.
     
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       40%  62%   3 mph
      5:16 am    9:23 pm

    Saturday, Jun 2nd
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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       50%  10%   6 mph
      5:16 am    9:24 pm
    Sunday, Jun 3rd
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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    18
       24%  9%   10 mph
      5:15 am    9:25 pm

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