"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

St Ives - Porthmeor Beach

Porthmeor is the main tourist beach in St Ives on the north coast of Cornwall. It is a sandy beach resort, approximately 640 metres wide, close to the town.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: St Ives

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW515409


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near St Ives - Porthmeor Beach

  • Tate St Ives (0m)
  • Tate Gallery St Ives (0m)
  • Penwith Galleries (0m)
  • Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (0m)
  • Royal Cinema (0m)
  • Hayle Swimming Pool (3m)
  • Paradise Park (4m)
  • Coast 2 Coast Karting (4m)
  • Loggans Moor Brewers Fayre (4m)
  • Chysauster Ancient Village (5m)

Tourist Information

St Ives
Tourist Information Centre
The Guildhall
TR26 2DS

Phone 0905 252 2250
Email info@stivestic.co.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Saturday 21 July


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 94%
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Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 87%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 25%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 85%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 26%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 84%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 81%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
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Low Tide
07:03 BST
(06:03 GMT)
High Tide
13:00 BST
(12:00 GMT)
Low Tide
19:32 BST
(18:32 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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One of the foremost surfing beaches in Cornwall. The backdrop to the beach is dominated by the Tate Gallery.

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