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Porthcothan Beach

(Long Cove, Totty Cove)

Cornwall, England

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A long sandy cove surrounded by cliffs and backed by sand dunes.

Porthcothan Bay is on the north coast of Cornwall. It is a rural, sheltered sandy bay, approximately 400 metres wide, backed by sand dunes. There is a stream that flows across the beach. Porthcothan is popular with families, less so with surfers as the sheltered location doesn't make for good surf. Two smaller coves, Long Cove and Totty Cove, are inset into the cliffs on the northern side of the beach.

Porthcothan Beach is adjacent to the South West Coast Path.

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Weather and tides for Thursday 18 July

Chance of rain 0%
Min temp. 14°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 7mph
Tomorrow (Friday)
Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 21°C
(feels like 19°C)
Wind 11mph
Max UV Index

The tide at Porthcothan Beach is currently falling. Low tide will be at approximately 10:27 PM, and the next high tide will be at approximately 4:22 AM tomorrow.

Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low

Approximate sea surface temperature:   16.1°C  

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Recommended holiday cottages near Porthcothan Beach

Things to do and see in the area

Harlyn Surf School (2.5 miles)
The Scarlet Spa (2.8 miles)
Kingsurf Surf School (3.1 miles)
Padstow and Stepper Point Walk (4.2 miles)
Padstow Brewing Company (4.4 miles)
The Camel Trail (4.5 miles)
Padstow Sealife Safaris (4.5 miles)

All distances are approximate

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Location: Porthcothan

Location type: Rural

OS Grid: SW855720

Country: England

Local Authority: Cornwall

Parish: St. Eval

Nearest postcode: PL28 8LR

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Visitor information for Porthcothan Beach, Cornwall, England. Weather, tides, visitor comments, beach facilities, photos, nearest postcode, beach information and nearby accommodation.

British Beaches is a Good Stuff website. Thu, 18 Jul 2024 21:55:18 +0100