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.
Visit Portreath Beach
7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 16.3℃ to 16.8℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (NNW)
Expect a temp in the range 15.3℃ to 15.8℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (NW)
Expect a temp in the range 14.9℃ to 15.6℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (N)
Expect a temp in the range 15.4℃ to 15.9℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (N)
Expect a temp in the range 14.2℃ to 15.9℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (NNE)
Expect a temp in the range 14.6℃ to 16.3℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (E)
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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