"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 and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 17 January

06:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
NW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 58%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 31%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 11mph.
WNW
Pressure 1014
Humidity 71%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 11mph.
WNW
Pressure 1016
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
W
Pressure 1016
Humidity 72%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 89%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
WSW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 98%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 10mph, gusting to 15mph.
WSW
Pressure 1007
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
05:17 GMT
Low Tide
11:33 GMT
High Tide
17:34 GMT
Low Tide
23:46 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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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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