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, 216 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, with high temperatures rising to 22°C tomorrow.

    Today's Forecast
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    Sunday, Jul 22nd
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    Monday, Jul 23rd
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    Tuesday, Jul 24th
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    Wednesday, Jul 25th
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    Thursday, Jul 26th
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    Friday, Jul 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    Saturday, Jul 28th
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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