"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Portwrinkle Beach

Portwrinkle is on the south coast of Cornwall. It is a remote sand and rock beach, approximately one kilometre wide, backed by cliffs. There are lots of rock pools to explore at low tide.

Beach type: Sand & Rock

Nearest town: Plymouth

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SX359537


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Portwrinkle Beach

  • Antony Woodland Gardens and Woodland Walk (4m)
  • Notter Bridge Riverside Inn (5m)
  • The Monkey Sanctuary (5m)
  • Mary Newman's Cottage (5m)
  • Mount Edgcumbe House and Park (6m)
  • Mount Wise Swimming Pool (6m)
  • Adrenalin Quarry (6m)
  • KartWorld (6m)
  • South East Cornwall Discovery Centre (7m)
  • Plymouth Pavilions Ice Rink (7m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
The Guildhall
Fore Street
East Looe
PL13 1AA

Phone 01503 262 072
Email looetic@btconnect.com

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 17 January


Chance of rain 61%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1010
Humidity 71%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 34%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 73%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 68%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 84%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 95%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 14mph.
Pressure 1008
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
00:10 GMT
High Tide
05:51 GMT
Low Tide
12:32 GMT
High Tide
18:11 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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Located just the other side of the Tamar from Plymouth, this tranquil sandy and rocky rural beach is popular with surfers and has fantastic rock pools to explore.

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