Porthpean beach, St Austell, Cornwall
  • About

    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.

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  • Water Quality

    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.
  • Weather

    7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Monday, with temperatures falling to 7°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain and dangerously windy starting in the afternoon.
     
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       97%  81%   19 mph
      7:45 am    4:27 pm
    Thursday, Nov 23rd
     Light rain starting in the evening.
     
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       96%  69%   10 mph
      7:47 am    4:26 pm

    Friday, Nov 24th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       81%  78%   7 mph
      7:48 am    4:25 pm
    Saturday, Nov 25th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       65%  63%   18 mph
      7:50 am    4:24 pm

    Sunday, Nov 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       26%  58%   19 mph
      7:51 am    4:24 pm
    Monday, Nov 27th
     Windy until evening and rain in the afternoon.
     
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       77%  91%   19 mph
      7:53 am    4:23 pm

    Tuesday, Nov 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy starting in the afternoon.
     
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       61%  62%   21 mph
      7:54 am    4:22 pm
    Wednesday, Nov 29th
     Windy until afternoon and partly cloudy in the morning.
     
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       45%  28%   22 mph
      7:56 am    4:21 pm

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