Portreath beach, Portreath, Cornwall
  • About Us

    Portreath Beach Information

    Portreath beach is a gentle shelving sandy beach with cliffs at one end and harbour at the other. At high tide the beach is split into two.

    The name Portreath means “sandy cove” and is popular with body boarders and surfers.

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

    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, 216 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

    Light rain today, with high temperatures peaking at 21°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       19%  69%   5 mph
      5:32 am    9:24 pm
    Thursday, Jul 19th
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
       6%  59%   6 mph
      5:33 am    9:23 pm

    Friday, Jul 20th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       8%  41%   9 mph
      5:34 am    9:22 pm
    Saturday, Jul 21st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       21%  69%   9 mph
      5:36 am    9:21 pm

    Sunday, Jul 22nd
     Clear throughout the day.
       3%  5%   7 mph
      5:37 am    9:20 pm
    Monday, Jul 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       6%  41%   6 mph
      5:38 am    9:19 pm

    Tuesday, Jul 24th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
       15%  28%   7 mph
      5:39 am    9:17 pm
    Wednesday, Jul 25th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
       41%  32%   14 mph
      5:41 am    9:16 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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