"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 22 July

06:00


Chance of rain 58%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSW
Pressure 1002
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 62%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSW
Pressure 1002
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 37%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SSW
Pressure 1002
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 31%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
W
Pressure 1003
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
NW
Pressure 1005
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
NNW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
04:45 BST
(03:45 GMT)
Low Tide
11:08 BST
(10:08 GMT)
High Tide
17:10 BST
(16:10 GMT)
Low Tide
23:39 BST
(22:39 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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