Portreath Beach

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  • 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.

  • 2 Reviews on “Portreath Beach”

    • Barnsey Post author
      6 months ago

      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.

    • Anonymous
      3 years ago

      Nice large beach.
      A good beach and the harbour has some interesting history. The town is a little disappointing.

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  • 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Tuesday, with high temperatures falling to 5°C next Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       96%  84%   9 mph
      8:12 am    4:53 pm
    Sunday, Jan 20th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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      8:11 am    4:54 pm

    Monday, Jan 21st
     Light rain and windy starting in the evening.
       69%  82%   6 mph
      8:10 am    4:56 pm
    Tuesday, Jan 22nd
     Overcast throughout the day and windy until evening.
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      8:09 am    4:58 pm

    Wednesday, Jan 23rd
     Windy and mostly cloudy until evening.
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      8:08 am    4:59 pm
    Thursday, Jan 24th
     Windy in the morning and partly cloudy until afternoon.
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      8:07 am    5:01 pm

    Friday, Jan 25th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
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      8:06 am    5:02 pm
    Saturday, Jan 26th
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
       17%  30%   15 mph
      8:05 am    5:04 pm

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  • 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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