Porthoustock Beach

Porthoustock beach is a pebble beach surrounded by old quarries. This is not so picturesque as other Cornish coves.

The beach is popular launching beach for divers as Porthoustock’s proximity to The Manacles, a set of treacherous rocks by Manacle Point means that it has lots of shipwrecks.

Limited facilities.

Porthoustock Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Porthoustock Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

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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Porthoustock Beach Photos

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 19.6℃ to 20℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 18.5℃ to 19.3℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (NNE)
Monday, Aug 15
Expect a temp in the range 17.9℃ to 18.4℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Aug 16
Expect a temp in the range 17.4℃ to 18.3℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Aug 17
Expect a temp in the range 16℃ to 17.3℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (NNW)
Thursday, Aug 18
Expect a temp in the range 17.9℃ to 18.1℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Aug 19
Expect a temp in the range 16℃ to 17.2℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (WNW)

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

Porthoustock Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Porthoustock Beach is at Helford River (Entrance) 3.34 km (2.07 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Sat 13 Aug
   Low Tide at 01:16 (Height 0.32m)
   High Tide at 07:04 (Height 5.20m)
   Low Tide at 13:37 (Height 0.38m)
   High Tide at 19:18 (Height 5.55m)
Sun 14 Aug
   Low Tide at 02:03 (Height 0.18m)
   High Tide at 07:53 (Height 5.24m)
   Low Tide at 14:22 (Height 0.32m)
   High Tide at 20:05 (Height 5.55m)
Mon 15 Aug
   Low Tide at 02:45 (Height 0.19m)
   High Tide at 08:36 (Height 5.20m)
   Low Tide at 15:02 (Height 0.39m)
   High Tide at 20:46 (Height 5.44m)
Tue 16 Aug
   Low Tide at 03:25 (Height 0.36m)
   High Tide at 09:15 (Height 5.08m)
   Low Tide at 15:40 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 21:23 (Height 5.23m)
Wed 17 Aug
   Low Tide at 04:01 (Height 0.64m)
   High Tide at 09:48 (Height 4.88m)
   Low Tide at 16:14 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 21:54 (Height 4.95m)
Thu 18 Aug
   Low Tide at 04:35 (Height 1.01m)
   High Tide at 10:18 (Height 4.65m)
   Low Tide at 16:49 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 22:23 (Height 4.64m)
Fri 19 Aug
   Low Tide at 05:09 (Height 1.40m)
   High Tide at 10:49 (Height 4.41m)
   Low Tide at 17:27 (Height 1.63m)
   High Tide at 22:57 (Height 4.32m)

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