Porthpean Beach

Porthpean beach, St Austell, Cornwall

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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. Dogs not allowed Easter to October.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 15 beaches around St Austell, 205 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Porthpean Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Sunday, with temperatures falling to 17°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain starting in the afternoon.
     
    13
    -> 
    18
       60%  51%   14 mph
      6:10 am    8:38 pm
    Thursday, Aug 17th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    15
    -> 
    19
       64%  82%   14 mph
      6:12 am    8:36 pm

    Friday, Aug 18th
     Partly cloudy until evening.
     
    13
    -> 
    17
       6%  44%   16 mph
      6:13 am    8:34 pm
    Saturday, Aug 19th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    13
    -> 
    17
       1%  56%   14 mph
      6:15 am    8:32 pm

    Sunday, Aug 20th
     Drizzle in the morning.
     
    14
    -> 
    19
       18%  50%   15 mph
      6:16 am    8:30 pm
    Monday, Aug 21st
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
    15
    -> 
    19
       2%  43%   14 mph
      6:18 am    8:28 pm

    Tuesday, Aug 22nd
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
    14
    -> 
    18
       5%  27%   12 mph
      6:20 am    8:26 pm
    Wednesday, Aug 23rd
     Clear throughout the day.
     
    13
    -> 
    18
       0%  0%   11 mph
      6:21 am    8:24 pm

  • Porthpean Beach Tide Times

     

  • Porthpean Beach Water quality

    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.
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