"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 Wednesday 19 December

06:00


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SW
Pressure 1003
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SW
Pressure 1004
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 45%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SW
Pressure 1003
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 47%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
SW
Pressure 1003
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 50%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
WSW
Pressure 1003
Humidity 79%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 38%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
WSW
Pressure 1003
Humidity 81%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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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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