"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Porthleven - West Beach

Porthleven West is at the western end of Porthleven Sands on the south coast of Cornwall. It is a shingle beach resort approximately 330 metres wide backed by cliffs.

Beach type: Shingle

Nearest town: Penzance

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW632252

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Porthleven - West Beach

  • Flambards Village (2m)
  • Flambards Experience (2m)
  • One2eleven (2m)
  • Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre (4m)
  • Godolphin House (4m)
  • Newton Equestrian (4m)
  • National Seal Sanctuary (5m)
  • Trelowarren House (5m)
  • Poldark Mine (5m)

Tourist Information

Helston and Lizard Peninsula
Tourist Information Centre
79 Meneage Street
Helston
Cornwall
England
TR13 8RB

Phone 01326 565 431
Email info@helstontic.demon.co.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 29 March

06:00


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SSW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 94%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
S
Pressure 1019
Humidity 93%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 15%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
SSW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
S
Pressure 1019
Humidity 90%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 56%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
SSW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 47%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SSW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 94%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
06:26 BST
(05:26 GMT)
Low Tide
13:02 BST
(12:02 GMT)
High Tide
18:43 BST
(17:43 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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Accomodation near Porthleven - West Beach

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A small mainly shingle beach in a bay backed by cliffs. It is home to the Porthleven Reef Break. Only experienced surfers should use this break as it is very dangerous.

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