Portreath Beach

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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 dog restrictions. Portreath beach does not allow dogs during the day between Easter and October.

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.

Beach 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.

Weather


Portreath Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Portreath, Cornwall

Today
Expect a temp in the range 8.1℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 11.1 m/sec (WNW)
Thursday, Dec 09
Expect a temp in the range 8.6℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 9.3 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Dec 10
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 12.2 m/sec (NW)
Saturday, Dec 11
Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 9.8℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Dec 12
Expect a temp in the range 12.3℃ to 12.6℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Dec 13
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 12.3℃ with wind speed 8.4 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Dec 14
Expect a temp in the range 9℃ to 10.4℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (NW)


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


Tides

Portreath Beach tide times.

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