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Portreath Beach

Portreath, Cornwall

A sand and shingle beach set in a bay backed by cliffs on one side and the pier and car park on the other. A stream runs down the middle of the beach to the sea. The beach is popular with families and surfers.

Weather and Tides


23 March 2017

Light Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature9°C (48°F)
Minimum Temperature6°C (43°F)
Wind DirectionNorth North Easterly
Wind Speed18mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk3
Sunrise06:19 GMT
Sunset18:39 GMT


24 March 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature11°C (52°F)
Minimum Temperature5°C (41°F)
Wind DirectionEasterly
Wind Speed16mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk2
Sunrise06:16 GMT
Sunset18:40 GMT


25 March 2017


Maximum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Minimum Temperature6°C (43°F)
Wind DirectionEast North Easterly
Wind Speed18mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise06:14 GMT
Sunset18:42 GMT


High tide: 01:08

Low tide: 07:43

High tide: 13:46

Low tide: 20:16


High tide: 02:17

Low tide: 08:43

High tide: 14:45

Low tide: 21:08


High tide: 03:06

Low tide: 09:31

High tide: 15:30

Low tide: 21:51

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Perranporth) and may not be accurate for this beach. 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.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (