"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

Forecast for Wednesday 24 April

06:00


Chance of rain 72%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
SE
Pressure 989
Humidity 95%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 81%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
S
Pressure 988
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 66%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
S
Pressure 989
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 26%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
S
Pressure 990
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
S
Pressure 991
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSE
Pressure 991
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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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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