It is a small, sheltered, sandy beach resort approximately 110 metres wide.
Porthgwidden Beach is adjacent to the South West Coast Path.
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The tide at Porthgwidden Beach is currently rising. High tide will be at approximately 9:39 PM, and the next low tide will be at approximately 4:11 AM tomorrow.
Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low
Approximate sea surface temperature: 10.3°CDetailed weather and tides »
Car parking at the top of the town with a steep slope to the beach. There is a Porthgwidden car park for permit holders only.
Seasonal ban in place between the first Sunday before Easter and 30th September.
Beach cleaned regularly.
No lifeguard cover at this beach
Excellent water quality
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Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (0.3 miles)
Kidz R Us (0.5 miles)
Escape Time - St Ives (0.6 miles)
Cornwall Coast Path (1.5 miles)
Godrevy (3.8 miles)
South West Coast Path - Godrevy Head (4.1 miles)
The Pier Coffee Bar (130 yards)
Silco Searoom (130 yards)
Mount Zion Coffee (160 yards)
Moomaid of Zennor (210 yards)
The Digey Food Room (240 yards)
Cellar Bistro (130 yards)
The Cornish Deli (260 yards)
The Mex (280 yards)
All distances are approximate
around 3 miles east-southeast as the seagull flies, around 10 miles by road.
around 3 miles east as the seagull flies, around 10 miles by road.
less than a mile south as the seagull flies, just over a mile by road.
around 7 miles south-southwest as the seagull flies, around 9 miles by road.
around 6 miles south as the seagull flies, around 9 miles by road.
around 8 miles south-southwest as the seagull flies, around 10 miles by road.
around 6 miles west-southwest as the seagull flies, around 8 miles by road.
less than a mile west-southwest as the seagull flies, less than a mile by road.
around 4 miles west-southwest as the seagull flies, around 6 miles by road.
Location: St Ives
Location type: Town
OS Grid: SW521410
Local Authority: Cornwall
Parish: St. Ives
Nearest postcode: TR26 1NR
(for sat-nav purposes only, a beach does not have a postal address!)
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