"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 Thursday 21 September


Chance of rain 88%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1011
Humidity 98%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 67%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 64%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 87%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:40 BST
(00:40 GMT)
High Tide
07:21 BST
(06:21 GMT)
Low Tide
13:57 BST
(12:57 GMT)
High Tide
19:33 BST
(18:33 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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