"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Porthleven - West Beach

Porthleven West is at the western end of Porthleven Sands on the south coast of Cornwall. It is a shingle beach resort approximately 330 metres wide backed by cliffs.

Beach type: Shingle

Nearest town: Penzance

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW632252


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Porthleven - West Beach

  • Flambards Village (2m)
  • Flambards Experience (2m)
  • One2eleven (2m)
  • Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre (4m)
  • Godolphin House (4m)
  • Newton Equestrian (4m)
  • National Seal Sanctuary (5m)
  • Trelowarren House (5m)
  • Poldark Mine (5m)

Tourist Information

Helston and Lizard Peninsula
Tourist Information Centre
79 Meneage Street
TR13 8RB

Phone 01326 565 431
Email info@helstontic.demon.co.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 27 April


Chance of rain 98%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 98%
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Chance of rain 91%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1000
Humidity 93%
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Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 999
Humidity 88%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 29%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 84%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 86%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1007
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
03:34 BST
(02:34 GMT)
Low Tide
10:25 BST
(09:25 GMT)
High Tide
16:04 BST
(15:04 GMT)
Low Tide
22:45 BST
(21:45 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 small mainly shingle beach in a bay backed by cliffs. It is home to the Porthleven Reef Break. Only experienced surfers should use this break as it is very dangerous.

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