"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 Tuesday 27 June


Chance of rain 34%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1008
Humidity 92%
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Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1007
Humidity 89%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 46%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1006
Humidity 87%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 38%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 69%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 90%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 47%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
02:25 BST
(01:25 GMT)
High Tide
08:18 BST
(07:18 GMT)
Low Tide
14:43 BST
(13:43 GMT)
High Tide
20:39 BST
(19:39 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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A spectacular 1km sandy beach with a Mediterranean feel. A gently sloping beach ideal for families.

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