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
Tourist Information Centre
Red Brick Building
Phone 01841 533 449
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Forecast for Sunday 19 August
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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.
Located in the picturesque Cornwall village of Treyarnon, this YHA hostel is just 50 metres from the sandy beach. This beautiful country house-style building offers affordable accommodation and a restaurant. Details...
Perfectly situated, Bay Retreat Villas is set within the St Merryn Holiday Village on the outskirts of St Merryn, just 5 km from Padstow and close to many spectacular bays. Each stylish 4-star villa has 1 twin room and 1 double room, with balcony. Details...
Offering a restaurant, The Farmers Arms is a historic inn located in Saint Merryn. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide guests with a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Details...
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Pebble Lodge is a detached lodge on a quiet holiday park situated two miles from the village of St Merryn and four miles from Padstow in Cornwall. This single-storey cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, consisting of one king-size double, one family room with triple bunks (double below, single on top) and a single, as well as a main bathroom. Details...
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