"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 and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 29 March

06:00


Chance of rain 16%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
S
Pressure 1019
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
S
Pressure 1019
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 16%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SSW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 16%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SSW
Pressure 1018
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 79%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SSW
Pressure 1018
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 53%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SSW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 94%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:16 BST
(00:16 GMT)
High Tide
07:08 BST
(06:08 GMT)
Low Tide
13:37 BST
(12:37 GMT)
High Tide
19:27 BST
(18:27 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 Porthcothan Beach

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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