Portreath beach, Cornwall
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    Portreath Beach Information

    Portreath beach is a gently shelving sandy beach with cliffs at one end and harbour at the other.  The name Portreath means “sandy cove” and is popular with bodyboarders and surfers.

    When the tide comes in the beach is split into two.

    Portreath harbour is steeped in history as it was the main access to the Cornish copper mines and also some shipbuilding.

    Facilities include car parking, toilets, seasonal lifeguards, beach cafe, pubs, shops including surf hire and the Portreath Surf Life Saving Club.

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

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches around Portreath, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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  • 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.
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  • Weather

    7-day Weather Forecast

    No precipitation throughout the week, with high temperatures falling to 9°C next Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       27%  88%   12 mph
      7:36 am    4:38 pm
    Friday, Nov 16th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       24%  69%   14 mph
      7:37 am    4:36 pm

    Saturday, Nov 17th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       15%  35%   20 mph
      7:39 am    4:35 pm
    Sunday, Nov 18th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon and windy starting in the evening.
       8%  19%   23 mph
      7:41 am    4:34 pm

    Monday, Nov 19th
     Windy throughout the day and mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
       0%  34%   25 mph
      7:42 am    4:33 pm
    Tuesday, Nov 20th
     Mostly cloudy in the morning and windy until afternoon.
       8%  33%   24 mph
      7:44 am    4:32 pm

    Wednesday, Nov 21st
     Clear throughout the day.
       0%  1%   21 mph
      7:46 am    4:31 pm
    Thursday, Nov 22nd
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       26%  9%   17 mph
      7:47 am    4:30 pm

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  • Reviews

    Portreath Beach Reviews

    2 Reviews on “Portreath Beach”

    1. Barnsey Post authorPortreath Beach
      Overall Rating:

      We stayed overlooking the beach and had a great time. Some days the beach was calm and other some strong waves. A nice shop/cafe/bike hire shop called The Hub.

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