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 does not allow dogs Easter to October.
7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Tuesday, with high temperatures falling to 5°C next Saturday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
7->1196% 84% 9 mph
8:12 am 4:53 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, Jan 20th
7->1062% 78% 15 mph
8:11 am 4:54 pmLight rain and windy starting in the evening.Monday, Jan 21st
4->969% 82% 6 mph
8:10 am 4:56 pmOvercast throughout the day and windy until evening.Tuesday, Jan 22nd
5->685% 92% 25 mph
8:09 am 4:58 pmWindy and mostly cloudy until evening.Wednesday, Jan 23rd
5->767% 83% 25 mph
8:08 am 4:59 pmWindy in the morning and partly cloudy until afternoon.Thursday, Jan 24th
4->748% 30% 21 mph
8:07 am 5:01 pmMostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.Friday, Jan 25th
3->615% 50% 17 mph
8:06 am 5:02 pmPartly cloudy starting in the afternoon.Saturday, Jan 26th
2->517% 30% 15 mph
8:05 am 5:04 pm
Beach Bathing Water QualityWater 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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