Upton Towans Beach
Upton Towans beach is a large and popular beach halfway along The Towans and is safe for swimming, surfing and windsurfing.
At its northern end is Peter’s Point, which is less popular as it is difficult to access but often gives a better surf.
Dog Friendly Beach?
Upton Towans Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.
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Upton Towans Beach, Hayle, Penwith Peninsula, Cornwall , United Kingdom
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Upton Towans Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast
Penwith Peninsula weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Upton Towans Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Upton Towans Beach is at St. Ives 5.42 km (3.37 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit Upton Towans Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.
Fri 09 Jun
Low Tide at 03:04 (Height 1.30m)
High Tide at 09:00 (Height 5.70m)
Low Tide at 15:25 (Height 1.60m)
High Tide at 21:29 (Height 5.90m)
Sat 10 Jun
Low Tide at 04:08 (Height 1.50m)
High Tide at 10:03 (Height 5.47m)
Low Tide at 16:33 (Height 1.78m)
High Tide at 22:36 (Height 5.73m)
Sun 11 Jun
Low Tide at 05:19 (Height 1.64m)
High Tide at 11:14 (Height 5.33m)
Low Tide at 17:47 (Height 1.88m)
High Tide at 23:47 (Height 5.63m)
Mon 12 Jun
Low Tide at 06:30 (Height 1.70m)
High Tide at 12:24 (Height 5.31m)
Low Tide at 18:58 (Height 1.86m)
Tue 13 Jun
High Tide at 00:52 (Height 5.64m)
Low Tide at 07:30 (Height 1.68m)
High Tide at 13:25 (Height 5.42m)
Low Tide at 19:58 (Height 1.76m)
Wed 14 Jun
High Tide at 01:50 (Height 5.72m)
Low Tide at 08:26 (Height 1.61m)
High Tide at 14:20 (Height 5.59m)
Low Tide at 20:52 (Height 1.64m)
Thu 15 Jun
High Tide at 02:43 (Height 5.82m)
Low Tide at 09:15 (Height 1.52m)
High Tide at 15:09 (Height 5.78m)
Low Tide at 21:40 (Height 1.53m)
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