"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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Forecast for Monday 21 January


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1026
Humidity 92%
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Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 5°C
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Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
Pressure 1025
Humidity 91%
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Chance of rain 42%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1023
Humidity 77%
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Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 9°C
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Wind 5mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 71%
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Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 71%
UV Index n/a
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Chance of rain 97%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 89%
UV Index n/a
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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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