Polstreath Beach (aka Little Polstreath Beach)

Polstreath beach is fine sand and split in two by a stack, the smaller beach is known as Little Polstreath.

The beach offers good swimming and a quieter alternative to Mevagissey around the corner.

Hard to get to for the elderly and those with young children as the climb back up from the beach is quite steep.

No facilities, nearest are in Mevagissey.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Polstreath Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 18 beaches at St Austell, 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.


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Polstreath Beach 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (ENE)
Monday, Dec 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 5℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Dec 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Dec 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2℃ to 3.1℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Dec 08cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 1.5℃ to 3.1℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Dec 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.8℃ to 0.5℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (NNE)
Saturday, Dec 10cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.3℃ to 4.5℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (WNW)

St Austell weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Polstreath Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Polstreath Beach is at Mevagissey 0.87 km (0.54 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Sun 04 Dec
   High Tide at 02:21 (Height 4.72m)
   Low Tide at 08:43 (Height 1.57m)
   High Tide at 14:38 (Height 4.93m)
   Low Tide at 21:12 (Height 1.34m)
Mon 05 Dec
   High Tide at 03:11 (Height 4.90m)
   Low Tide at 09:35 (Height 1.36m)
   High Tide at 15:27 (Height 5.03m)
   Low Tide at 21:59 (Height 1.18m)
Tue 06 Dec
   High Tide at 03:55 (Height 5.07m)
   Low Tide at 10:21 (Height 1.19m)
   High Tide at 16:12 (Height 5.10m)
   Low Tide at 22:41 (Height 1.09m)
Wed 07 Dec
   High Tide at 04:34 (Height 5.19m)
   Low Tide at 11:03 (Height 1.10m)
   High Tide at 16:52 (Height 5.14m)
   Low Tide at 23:21 (Height 1.06m)
Thu 08 Dec
   High Tide at 05:11 (Height 5.27m)
   Low Tide at 11:42 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 17:29 (Height 5.13m)
   Low Tide at 23:56 (Height 1.10m)
Fri 09 Dec
   High Tide at 05:45 (Height 5.30m)
   Low Tide at 12:18 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 18:03 (Height 5.08m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:29 (Height 1.19m)
   High Tide at 06:17 (Height 5.28m)
   Low Tide at 12:51 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 18:36 (Height 4.99m)

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