Porthpean Beach (Cornwall)

Porthpean beach, a sheltered sandy beach with rock pools popular with families that can get busy. Safe for swimming, sailing and windsurfing. No jet-skiing allowed.

Facilities include toilets, small car park and slipway (sailing boats).

Porthpean Beach has dog restrictions. Porthpean beach does not allow dogs Easter to October.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around St Austell, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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.

Our weather forecast for St Austell in Cornwall

Today (Sunday, Jan 17)

Expect a temperature in the range 6℃ to 7.3℃ with a wind speed 3.6 m/sec (NW)

Monday, Jan 18

Expect a temperature in the range 6.3℃ to 6.6℃ with a wind speed 3.5 m/sec (WSW)

Tuesday, Jan 19

Expect a temperature in the range 10.2℃ to 10.5℃ with a wind speed 7.3 m/sec (WSW)

Wednesday, Jan 20

Expect a temperature in the range 10.5℃ to 10.8℃ with a wind speed 9.4 m/sec (SW)

Thursday, Jan 21

Expect a temperature in the range 5.6℃ to 6.8℃ with a wind speed 7.8 m/sec (WNW)

Friday, Jan 22

Expect a temperature in the range 4.9℃ to 5.4℃ with a wind speed 3.7 m/sec (WNW)

Saturday, Jan 23

Expect a temperature in the range 4.7℃ to 5.7℃ with a wind speed 2.2 m/sec (WSW)

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


Our tide forecast for Porthpean Beach in Cornwall.

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