"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 Friday 24 November


Chance of rain 15%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1008
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1010
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1011
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1011
Humidity 73%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 80%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 44%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 81%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
02:02 GMT
High Tide
08:05 GMT
Low Tide
14:27 GMT
High Tide
20:26 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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