Smugglers and Western Coves Beach
Smuggler’s Cove and Western Cove are sandy beaches with rocks. Good views from the coast path but no access down to the beach. At mid to low tide you can access the cove from Portreath beach either by walking around the headland, through a small tunnel or by canoe, although you need to be aware of the tides as you could be cut off.
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.
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7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 15.4℃ to 16.5℃ with wind speed 10.9 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 14.8℃ to 15.2℃ with wind speed 8.9 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 14.9℃ to 16.8℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 10.6℃ to 12.3℃ with wind speed 1.1 m/sec (ENE)
Expect a temp in the range 14.3℃ to 15.1℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 14.1℃ to 16.4℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 13.8℃ to 14.7℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (WNW)
Portreath weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Smugglers and Western Coves Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Smugglers and Western Coves Beach is at St. Ives 13.66 km (8.49 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.
Low Tide at 01:35 (Height 1.17m)
High Tide at 07:26 (Height 6.36m)
Low Tide at 13:52 (Height 1.29m)
High Tide at 19:46 (Height 6.28m)
Low Tide at 02:14 (Height 1.49m)
High Tide at 08:08 (Height 6.04m)
Low Tide at 14:36 (Height 1.63m)
High Tide at 20:31 (Height 5.87m)
Low Tide at 02:58 (Height 1.89m)
High Tide at 08:58 (Height 5.64m)
Low Tide at 15:29 (Height 2.03m)
High Tide at 21:29 (Height 5.38m)
Low Tide at 03:57 (Height 2.31m)
High Tide at 10:09 (Height 5.23m)
Low Tide at 16:48 (Height 2.39m)
High Tide at 22:56 (Height 4.96m)
Low Tide at 05:37 (Height 2.60m)
High Tide at 11:51 (Height 5.04m)
Low Tide at 18:45 (Height 2.43m)
High Tide at 00:44 (Height 4.92m)
Low Tide at 07:29 (Height 2.46m)
High Tide at 13:26 (Height 5.30m)
Low Tide at 20:10 (Height 2.06m)
High Tide at 02:09 (Height 5.32m)
Low Tide at 08:41 (Height 2.00m)
High Tide at 14:34 (Height 5.83m)
Low Tide at 21:11 (Height 1.56m)
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