"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Porthallow Beach

Porthallow is on the south coast of Cornwall. It is a remote pebble and shingle beach, approximately 150 metres wide, surrounded by hills. A stream flows onto the beach.

Beach type: Pebbles

Nearest town: Helston

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW797232


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Porthallow Beach

  • Glendurgan Garden (3m)
  • Trebah Gardens (3m)
  • Coverack Windsurfing Centre (3m)
  • The Camel Centre (3m)
  • Goonhilly Earth Station Experience (5m)
  • Trelowarren House (6m)
  • Pendennis Castle (6m)
  • Ocean Bowl Tenpin Bowling Centre (6m)
  • Ships and Castles Fun Pool (6m)
  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall (6m)

Tourist Information

Fal River Visitor Information Centre
11 Market Strand
Prince of Wales Pier
TR11 3DF

Phone 0905 3254 534

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Sunday 22 April


Chance of rain 47%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 0mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1010
Humidity 98%
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Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 81%
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Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 85%
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Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 72%
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Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 78%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
04:38 BST
(03:38 GMT)
High Tide
10:41 BST
(09:41 GMT)
Low Tide
17:05 BST
(16:05 GMT)
High Tide
22:59 BST
(21:59 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Porthallow Beach

An old fishing cove made up of grey pebbles and shale with a few patches of dark sand. There are hills on either side of the cove and a pub right next to the beach.

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