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Porthpean Beach

Cornwall, England

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Once known for pilchard fishing, Porthpean is now popular among families seeking a safe sheltered beach.

The cliffs to the east of this fine sandy beach are extensively used by nesting birds, whilst the rock pools to its west provide ample opportunity for kids to looks for starfish, crabs and shrimp.

Porthpean Beach is adjacent to the South West Coast Path.

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Weather and tides for Friday 29 September

Chance of rain 4%
Min temp. 11°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 4mph
Tomorrow (Saturday)
Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 18mph
Max UV Index

The tide at Porthpean Beach is currently falling. Low tide will be at approximately 12:55 AM tomorrow, and the next high tide will be at approximately 6:56 AM tomorrow.

Approximate sea surface temperature:   16.3°C  

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Recommended holiday cottages near Porthpean Beach

Things to do and see in the area

Historic Port of Charlestown (0.7 miles)
Pinetum Gardens (1.4 miles)
St Austell Brewery (1.6 miles)
Cornwall Football Golf (1.8 miles)
Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire (2.4 miles)
Lobbs Farm Shop (3.3 miles)
Wheal Martyn (3.4 miles)
The Lost Gardens of Heligan (3.4 miles)
Mevagissey Museum (3.8 miles)
Aquila Charters (3.8 miles)

All distances are approximate

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Location: Lower Porthpean

Location type: Rural

Nearest village: Duporth

OS Grid: SX032507

Country: England

Local Authority: Cornwall

Parish: St Austell Bay

Nearest postcode: PL26 6AX

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

British Beaches is a Good Stuff website. Fri, 29 Sep 2023 21:34:25 +0100