"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Porthtowan Beach

Porthtowan is on the north coast of Cornwall. It is a sandy beach resort, approximately 370 metres wide, backed by cliffs. There is a stream that disperses over the sand in the centre of the beach.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Porthtowan

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW691480

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Porthtowan Beach

  • Mount Hawke Skate Park (2m)
  • Cornish Goldsmiths (2m)
  • Treasure Park (2m)
  • Go Bananas (3m)
  • Tolgus Tin (3m)
  • Gwennap Pit (4m)
  • Rollers Roller Rink (4m)
  • Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre (4m)
  • Tehidy Country Park (4m)
  • Bombadingas Pirate Soft Play (4m)
  • Skullduggery (4m)
  • Museum of Cornish Methodism (5m)
  • Heartlands (5m)

Tourist Information

Redruth
Visitor Centre
The Cornwall Centre
Alma Place
Cornwall
England
TR15 2AT

Phone 01209 216 760
Email cornishstudies.library@cornwall.gov.uk
http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Saturday 27 May

06:00


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
WSW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 97%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
WSW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 90%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
W
Pressure 1014
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
W
Pressure 1015
Humidity 85%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
WNW
Pressure 1016
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
WNW
Pressure 1018
Humidity 94%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
06:52 BST
(05:52 GMT)
Low Tide
13:12 BST
(12:12 GMT)
High Tide
19:14 BST
(18:14 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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Porthtowan is a sandy beach flanked by steep cliffs on West Cornwall’s North coast within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is a popular beach for surfers and families alike.

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