Porthgwidden beach, St Ives, Cornwall
  • About Us

    Porthgwidden Beach Info

    Porthgwidden beach is a small sandy sheltered beach to the north of St Ives harbour. As well as the sand you have some interesting rocks to explore.

    The beach is positioned within the town between the bigger St. Ives beaches and more visitors tend to head to these bigger neighbours of Porthmeor or Porthminster beaches.

    Plenty of facilities as this is in the heart of St. Ives although parking can be a problem.

    Porthgwidden Beach has dog restrictions. No dogs allowed between 1st May and 1st October.

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

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  • Water Quality


    Porthgwidden 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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  • Weather


    Porthgwidden Beach 7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain today and tomorrow, with temperatures falling to 8°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Windy and overcast throughout the day.
     
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       78%  89%   23 mph
      8:09 am    5:00 pm
    Wednesday, Jan 24th
     Windy until evening and rain in the morning.
     
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       87%  81%   27 mph
      8:08 am    5:02 pm

    Thursday, Jan 25th
     Windy until afternoon and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       73%  66%   23 mph
      8:06 am    5:03 pm
    Friday, Jan 26th
     Windy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       51%  59%   19 mph
      8:05 am    5:05 pm

    Saturday, Jan 27th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       68%  99%   15 mph
      8:04 am    5:07 pm
    Sunday, Jan 28th
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       12%  48%   13 mph
      8:03 am    5:08 pm

    Monday, Jan 29th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       38%  95%   17 mph
      8:01 am    5:10 pm
    Tuesday, Jan 30th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       42%  74%   11 mph
      8:00 am    5:12 pm

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  • Reviews

    Porthgwidden Beach Reviews

    1 Review on “Porthgwidden Beach”

    1. Anonymous Porthgwidden Beach
      Overall Rating:
      4

      Good small town beach.
      An ideal small beach in the beautiful Cornish town of St. Ives. Smaller than some of the other St Ives beaches but we found it nicer as you don’t get the emphasis on surfing as it is more sheltered.

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