Smugglers and Western Coves, Portreath, Cornwall
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    Smugglers and Western Coves Beach Information

    Smuggler’s Cove and Western Cove are sandy beaches with rocks. Good views from the coast path but no access down to the beach, although if you do want to visit the cove then the best option is from Portreath beach by canoe.

    The collapsed sea cave is known as Ralph’s Cupboard where openings in the rock were used to store contraband, hence the name Smuggler’s cove. The most famous smuggler being Ralph, hence Ralph’s Cupboard.

    Facilities are within the town of Portreath the other side of Western Hill.

    We have no current information on dog restrictions for Smugglers and Western Coves Beach.

    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.

  • Water Quality


    Beach Bathing Water Quality


    No water quality measurement available for Smugglers and Western Coves Beach.

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  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain today through Tuesday, with high temperatures rising to 14°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy overnight.
     
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       82%  79%   10 mph
      8:13 am    4:19 pm
    Thursday, Dec 13th
     Windy until afternoon and light rain in the morning.
     
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       98%  100%   25 mph
      8:14 am    4:19 pm

    Friday, Dec 14th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       58%  79%   17 mph
      8:14 am    4:19 pm
    Saturday, Dec 15th
     Rain in the morning and afternoon and windy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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       99%  99%   19 mph
      8:15 am    4:19 pm

    Sunday, Dec 16th
     Light rain in the evening.
     
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       82%  70%   12 mph
      8:16 am    4:19 pm
    Monday, Dec 17th
     Dangerously windy starting in the evening and light rain overnight.
     
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       45%  51%   14 mph
      8:17 am    4:20 pm

    Tuesday, Dec 18th
     Rain and dangerously windy in the morning.
     
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       99%  97%   25 mph
      8:17 am    4:20 pm
    Wednesday, Dec 19th
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       69%  60%   14 mph
      8:18 am    4:20 pm

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