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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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Smugglers and Western Coves Beach.

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

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Smugglers and Western Coves Beach Photos

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Todaypartlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.1℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 7.5 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.1℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.1℃ to 6.4℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (SE)
Tuesday, Feb 07cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (SE)
Wednesday, Feb 08fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (ESE)
Thursday, Feb 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (S)

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.

Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 03:50 (Height 5.53m)
   Low Tide at 10:21 (Height 1.88m)
   High Tide at 16:11 (Height 5.56m)
   Low Tide at 22:32 (Height 1.78m)
Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 04:28 (Height 5.83m)
   Low Tide at 10:58 (Height 1.63m)
   High Tide at 16:47 (Height 5.80m)
   Low Tide at 23:06 (Height 1.55m)
Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 05:03 (Height 6.05m)
   Low Tide at 11:30 (Height 1.44m)
   High Tide at 17:20 (Height 5.98m)
   Low Tide at 23:38 (Height 1.38m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 05:33 (Height 6.20m)
   Low Tide at 12:01 (Height 1.31m)
   High Tide at 17:51 (Height 6.09m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:08 (Height 1.27m)
   High Tide at 06:05 (Height 6.29m)
   Low Tide at 12:33 (Height 1.22m)
   High Tide at 18:23 (Height 6.14m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:42 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 06:38 (Height 6.32m)
   Low Tide at 13:05 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 18:56 (Height 6.14m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:15 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 07:10 (Height 6.29m)
   Low Tide at 13:37 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 19:28 (Height 6.07m)

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