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, 204 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Porthpean Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through Monday, with temperatures bottoming out at 15°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    11
    -> 
    17
       4%  48%   3 mph
      7:12 am    7:10 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Rain until evening.
     
    11
    -> 
    16
       79%  93%   13 mph
      7:14 am    7:08 pm

    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Drizzle in the evening.
     
    10
    -> 
    15
       19%  85%   9 mph
      7:15 am    7:06 pm
    Friday, Sep 29th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    11
    -> 
    17
       43%  81%   11 mph
      7:17 am    7:03 pm

    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Light rain starting in the evening.
     
    10
    -> 
    17
       32%  62%   10 mph
      7:18 am    7:01 pm
    Sunday, Oct 1st
     Breezy in the morning and light rain until afternoon, starting again overnight.
     
    12
    -> 
    17
       40%  95%   17 mph
      7:20 am    6:59 pm

    Monday, Oct 2nd
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    11
    -> 
    16
       38%  45%   13 mph
      7:21 am    6:57 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 3rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    9
    -> 
    16
       0%  47%   6 mph
      7:23 am    6:55 pm

  • Porthpean Beach Tide Times

     

  • Porthpean Beach Bathing 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.
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