"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Porthoustock Beach

Porthoustack is on the south coast of Cornwall. It is a remote pebble beach, approximately 240 metres wide, backed by cliffs. There is a stream flowing across the beach to the sea.

Beach type: Pebble

Nearest town: St Keverne

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW807216


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Porthoustock Beach

  • Coverack Windsurfing Centre (3m)
  • The Camel Centre (4m)
  • Glendurgan Garden (4m)
  • Trebah Gardens (4m)
  • Goonhilly Earth Station Experience (5m)
  • Trelowarren House (6m)
  • Pendennis Castle (6m)
  • Ocean Bowl Tenpin Bowling Centre (7m)
  • Ships and Castles Fun Pool (7m)
  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall (7m)

Tourist Information

Fal River Visitor Information Centre
11 Market Strand
Prince of Wales Pier
TR11 3DF

Phone 0905 3254 534

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Saturday 22 July


Chance of rain 78%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 87%
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Chance of rain 54%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 33%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 31%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 80%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1005
Humidity 74%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1009
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
04:50 BST
(03:50 GMT)
Low Tide
11:34 BST
(10:34 GMT)
High Tide
17:14 BST
(16:14 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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A small pebble beach backed by low green cliffs. The beach is close to the famous Mannacles rocks and a working gravel pit.

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