Porthtowan Beach

Porthtowan beach, Porthtowan, Cornwall

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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.

    Porthtowan Beach has dog restrictions. No dogs Easter to October.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have one beach around Porthtowan, 204 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Porthtowan Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through Monday, with temperatures falling to 15°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
    10
    -> 
    17
       5%  36%   5 mph
      7:14 am    7:12 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Rain until evening.
     
    14
    -> 
    16
       79%  90%   13 mph
      7:16 am    7:10 pm

    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Light rain overnight.
     
    13
    -> 
    15
       11%  87%   10 mph
      7:17 am    7:07 pm
    Friday, Sep 29th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    13
    -> 
    16
       48%  76%   12 mph
      7:19 am    7:05 pm

    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Light rain starting in the evening.
     
    13
    -> 
    17
       33%  65%   11 mph
      7:20 am    7:03 pm
    Sunday, Oct 1st
     Breezy in the morning and light rain until afternoon, starting again overnight.
     
    15
    -> 
    16
       39%  98%   17 mph
      7:22 am    7:01 pm

    Monday, Oct 2nd
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
    14
    -> 
    16
       37%  46%   14 mph
      7:23 am    6:59 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 3rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    12
    -> 
    16
       0%  54%   7 mph
      7:25 am    6:56 pm

  • Porthtowan Beach Tide Times

     

  • Porthtowan 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.
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