"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

St Ives - Porthminster Beach

Porthminster is on the north coast of Cornwall. It is a sandy beach resort, approximately 1.1 kilometres wide, with a gentle slope making it easily accessible.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: St Ives

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW522401


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near St Ives - Porthminster Beach

  • Royal Cinema (0m)
  • Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (0m)
  • Penwith Galleries (0m)
  • Tate Gallery St Ives (1m)
  • Tate St Ives (1m)
  • Hayle Swimming Pool (3m)
  • Paradise Park (3m)
  • Coast 2 Coast Karting (3m)
  • Loggans Moor Brewers Fayre (4m)
  • Chysauster Ancient Village (5m)

Tourist Information

St Ives
Tourist Information Centre
The Guildhall
TR26 2DS

Phone 0905 252 2250
Email info@stivestic.co.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 20 October


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1008
Humidity 71%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1009
Humidity 71%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1007
Humidity 71%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 81%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 98%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 12mph.
Pressure 1000
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 46%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1000
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
06:07 BST
(05:07 GMT)
Low Tide
12:29 BST
(11:29 GMT)
High Tide
18:22 BST
(17:22 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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A spectacular 1km sandy beach with a Mediterranean feel. A gently sloping beach ideal for families.

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