Poldhu Cove Beach

Poldhu Cove is a fine beach in a sandy cove that has sand dunes. Lovely coastal walks and excellent views.

The Poldhu Wireless Station (remains can still be seen) was where Marconi sent the first transatlantic wireless signal in 1901.

Facilities include a beach car park and cafe.

Poldhu Cove Beach has dog restrictions.
Poldhu Cove does not allow dogs between Easter and October.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 27 beaches at The Lizard, 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Poldhu Cove 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 7.7℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Dec 06rain
Expect a temp in the range 8.8℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (E)
Wednesday, Dec 07partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.3℃ to 6.4℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Dec 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 5.3℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (ENE)
Friday, Dec 09partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.3℃ to 5.1℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NNE)
Saturday, Dec 10fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.1℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (NNW)
Sunday, Dec 11clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 7.9℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (WNW)

The Lizard weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Poldhu Cove Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Poldhu Cove Beach is at Porthleven 6.76 km (4.20 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Mon 05 Dec
   High Tide at 02:33 (Height 4.80m)
   Low Tide at 09:10 (Height 1.27m)
   High Tide at 14:46 (Height 5.08m)
   Low Tide at 21:34 (Height 1.26m)
Tue 06 Dec
   High Tide at 03:14 (Height 4.98m)
   Low Tide at 09:56 (Height 1.12m)
   High Tide at 15:30 (Height 5.18m)
   Low Tide at 22:15 (Height 1.20m)
Wed 07 Dec
   High Tide at 03:54 (Height 5.11m)
   Low Tide at 10:38 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 16:11 (Height 5.21m)
   Low Tide at 22:52 (Height 1.19m)
Thu 08 Dec
   High Tide at 04:32 (Height 5.18m)
   Low Tide at 11:16 (Height 0.99m)
   High Tide at 16:52 (Height 5.17m)
   Low Tide at 23:26 (Height 1.21m)
Fri 09 Dec
   High Tide at 05:09 (Height 5.19m)
   Low Tide at 11:52 (Height 1.00m)
   High Tide at 17:31 (Height 5.06m)
   Low Tide at 23:59 (Height 1.25m)
Sat 10 Dec
   High Tide at 05:44 (Height 5.14m)
   Low Tide at 12:25 (Height 1.06m)
   High Tide at 18:07 (Height 4.91m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:32 (Height 1.32m)
   High Tide at 06:17 (Height 5.05m)
   Low Tide at 12:58 (Height 1.16m)
   High Tide at 18:40 (Height 4.73m)

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