Itinerary

Portreath Beach

Portreath beach is a gently shelving sandy beach on Cornwall’s north coast. The bay has high cliffs on either side along with a small working harbour. The name Portreath means “sandy cove” and Portreath harbour is steeped in history as it exported copper and imported coal to support the Cornish copper mines and also included some shipbuilding.

The beach at low tide is a large flat sandy beach but when the tide comes in the beach is split into two with a small cove to the west and the main area in front of the car park.

You will not see so many surfers as on some other Cornish beaches but you can get a powerful wave alongside the harbour wall. The beach is a great safe family beach very popular for bodyboarding and at low tide, you can get some good rock pools to explore besides the harbour wall.

Facilities at Portreath beach include car parking, toilets, ramp access, seasonal lifeguards, beach cafe, pubs, shops including surf hire and the Portreath Surf Life Saving Club.

Portreath Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Portreath Beach has dog restrictions.
Portreath beach has seasonal dog restrictions not allowing dogs from 1st July to 31st August between 10 am - 6 pm

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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7 Day Weather Forecast

Today
Expect a temp in the range 16.3℃ to 16.8℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (NNW)
Thursday, Jul 07
Expect a temp in the range 15.3℃ to 15.8℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Jul 08
Expect a temp in the range 14.9℃ to 15.6℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Jul 09
Expect a temp in the range 15.4℃ to 15.9℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (N)
Sunday, Jul 10
Expect a temp in the range 14.2℃ to 15.9℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (NNE)
Monday, Jul 11
Expect a temp in the range 14.6℃ to 16.3℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, Jul 12
Expect a temp in the range 15℃ to 17℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (SSE)

Portreath weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Portreath Beach Tide Times

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