"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Porthpean Beach

Porthpean is on the south coast of Cornwall. It is a remote sandy beach, approximately 290 metres wide, surrounded by cliffs and hills.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: St Austell

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SX032506

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Porthpean Beach

  • Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre (1m)
  • Charlestown Shipwreck Centre (1m)
  • Kids Kingdom Ltd (1m)
  • St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre (1m)
  • Pine Lodge Gardens & Nursery (2m)
  • Ozzell Bowl (2m)
  • Cornwall FootballGolf Park (2m)
  • Kidzworld Indoor Play (2m)
  • Eden Project (3m)
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan (3m)
  • The China Clay Museum (4m)
  • Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park (4m)
  • Mevagissey Folk Museum (4m)
  • World of Model Railways (4m)
  • Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary (5m)
  • Polmassick Vineyard (5m)

Tourist Information

St Austell
Tourist Information Centre
Southbourne Road
Cornwall
England
PL25 4RS

Phone 01726 879 500
Email tic@cornish-riviera.co.uk
http://www.cornish-riviera.co.uk/

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 29 March

06:00


Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 95%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SSW
Pressure 1020
Humidity 93%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 15%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SSW
Pressure 1020
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SSW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 25%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SSW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 78%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SSW
Pressure 1020
Humidity 95%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:21 BST
(00:21 GMT)
High Tide
07:23 BST
(06:23 GMT)
Low Tide
13:44 BST
(12:44 GMT)
High Tide
19:45 BST
(18:45 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 Porthpean Beach

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Tell us what you think about Porthpean Beach

Once known for pilchard fishing, Porthpean is now popular among families seeking a safe sheltered beach. The cliffs to the east of this fine sandy beach are extensively used by nesting birds, whilst the rock pools to its west provide ample opportunity for kids to looks for starfish, crabs and shrimp.

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