Porthcurnick Beach

Porthcurnick beach is a wide isolated sandy beach with rock pools and at low tide some smaller coves become accessible.

The beach is managed by the National Trust and is located at the end of a narrow lane with no parking, it is advised to park in the New Road, Portscatho car park and take the coast path.

This stretch of Roseland Peninsula coast is worth exploring with Portscatho around St Anthony Headland to the west, or to the east you have Carne and Pendower beaches.

The beach has The Hidden Hut cafe and a slipway although if you have a boat beware of the narrow single track lane access.

Porthcurnick Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Porthcurnick Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 11 beaches at Roseland Peninsula, 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Porthcurnick 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 15.8℃ to 17.9℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 16.2℃ to 16.6℃ with wind speed 9.4 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 11.9℃ to 12.6℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (W)
Friday, Oct 07
Expect a temp in the range 13.9℃ to 14.4℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Oct 08
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Oct 09
Expect a temp in the range 12.6℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (S)
Monday, Oct 10
Expect a temp in the range 15.6℃ to 16℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (SSW)

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

Porthcurnick Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Porthcurnick Beach is at FALMOUTH 6.81 km (4.23 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.

Tue 04 Oct
   Low Tide at 05:19 (Height 2.03m)
   High Tide at 11:47 (Height 4.13m)
   Low Tide at 18:25 (Height 1.95m)
Wed 05 Oct
   High Tide at 00:47 (Height 3.95m)
   Low Tide at 07:17 (Height 1.98m)
   High Tide at 13:20 (Height 4.29m)
   Low Tide at 20:14 (Height 1.62m)
Thu 06 Oct
   High Tide at 02:13 (Height 4.23m)
   Low Tide at 08:46 (Height 1.56m)
   High Tide at 14:32 (Height 4.64m)
   Low Tide at 21:22 (Height 1.13m)
Fri 07 Oct
   High Tide at 03:13 (Height 4.59m)
   Low Tide at 09:46 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 15:26 (Height 5.00m)
   Low Tide at 22:14 (Height 0.69m)
Sat 08 Oct
   High Tide at 03:59 (Height 4.90m)
   Low Tide at 10:36 (Height 0.68m)
   High Tide at 16:11 (Height 5.26m)
   Low Tide at 23:01 (Height 0.38m)
Sun 09 Oct
   High Tide at 04:40 (Height 5.12m)
   Low Tide at 11:21 (Height 0.41m)
   High Tide at 16:52 (Height 5.40m)
   Low Tide at 23:44 (Height 0.22m)
Mon 10 Oct
   High Tide at 05:18 (Height 5.24m)
   Low Tide at 12:02 (Height 0.29m)
   High Tide at 17:32 (Height 5.44m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

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