"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Porthcothan Beach

Porthcothan Bay is on the north coast of Cornwall. It is a rural, sheltered sandy bay, approximately 400 metres wide, backed by sand dunes. There is a stream that flows across the beach. Porthcothan is popular with tourists and surfers and is patrolled by lifeguards during the day in the summer.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Padstow

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW857719

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Porthcothan Beach

  • St Eval Kart Circuit (2m)
  • Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park (4m)
  • National Lobster Hatchery (4m)
  • The Padstow Mystery Treasure Trail (4m)
  • Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park (4m)
  • Cornish Birds Of Prey Centre (6m)
  • FlowRider at Retallack Resort (6m)
  • Spirit of the West American Theme Park (6m)
  • Lusty Glaze (6m)
  • Pure Comedy Club (7m)

Tourist Information

Padstow
Tourist Information Centre
Red Brick Building
North Quay
Cornwall
England
PL28 8AF

Phone 01841 533 449
Email padstowtic@btconnect.com
http://www.padstow-cornwall.co.uk/

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Weather

Forecast for Friday 19 April

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
E
Pressure 1025
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
ESE
Pressure 1027
Humidity 63%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
ESE
Pressure 1028
Humidity 49%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 19°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
NE
Pressure 1028
Humidity 50%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
N
Pressure 1029
Humidity 72%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
SSE
Pressure 1031
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
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North west facing long sandy cove surrounded by cliffs and backed by sand dunes, which offer shelter from prevailing winds. Highly popular with families, less so with surfers due to its sheltered nature.

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