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

    Rain today through Sunday, with high temperatures bottoming out at 16°C on Monday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain in the morning and evening and windy throughout the day.
       99%  99%   23 mph
      7:05 am    7:26 pm
    Friday, Sep 21st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy until afternoon.
       69%  62%   20 mph
      7:07 am    7:23 pm

    Saturday, Sep 22nd
     Rain until evening and windy overnight.
       90%  98%   7 mph
      7:08 am    7:21 pm
    Sunday, Sep 23rd
     Rain in the morning and windy until evening.
       88%  79%   13 mph
      7:10 am    7:19 pm

    Monday, Sep 24th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       4%  24%   7 mph
      7:11 am    7:17 pm
    Tuesday, Sep 25th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
       0%  16%   8 mph
      7:13 am    7:14 pm

    Wednesday, Sep 26th
     Clear throughout the day.
       0%  0%   5 mph
      7:14 am    7:12 pm
    Thursday, Sep 27th
     Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
       5%  8%   5 mph
      7:16 am    7:10 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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