Portishead Beach



Portishead beach is located on the north Somerset coast within the Severn Estuary and is one of the closest beaches to Bristol at just 5 miles.

The beach is an estuary beach and so you don’t really get sand, much more mud and rocky beach backed by some grass and salt marsh, adjacent to the beach is a 100-year-old artificial lake and a small park. On a clear day, you get some good views over to the south Wales coast. If you are looking for a sandy beach you will need to head down the coast to the likes of Weston-Super-Mare.

Although we list this beach as Portishead beach after the town it is also known as Kilkenny Bay or Woodhill Bay.

Facilities at the beach include a car park and also parking on the road, lido/open-air pool, cafes, toilets at the car park and Lido, either end of the beach.

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have one beach around Portishead, 21 beaches in Somerset, or check our list of Somerset Dog Friendly Beaches.

Beach Water Quality

No water quality measurement available for Portishead Beach.


Portishead Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Portishead, Somerset

Expect a temp in the range 13.3℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (N)
Sunday, May 29
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 10℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (NNE)
Monday, May 30
Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, May 31
Expect a temp in the range 9.4℃ to 10.8℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Jun 01
Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 10.9℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Jun 02
Expect a temp in the range 10.6℃ to 11.6℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Jun 03
Expect a temp in the range 11.7℃ to 13.2℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (NNE)

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


Portishead Beach tide times.

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