"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 Saturday 22 July

06:00


Chance of rain 74%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SSW
Pressure 1003
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 51%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSW
Pressure 1003
Humidity 85%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 71%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSW
Pressure 1003
Humidity 83%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SSW
Pressure 1003
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 26%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
WNW
Pressure 1005
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
NW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
05:10 BST
(04:10 GMT)
Low Tide
11:39 BST
(10:39 GMT)
High Tide
17:34 BST
(16:34 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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