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Porthtowan Beach

Cornwall, England

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Porthtowan is on the north coast of Cornwall.

It is a sandy beach resort, approximately 370 metres wide, backed by cliffs. There is a stream that disperses over the sand in the centre of the beach.

Porthtowan Beach is adjacent to the South West Coast Path.


Weather and tides for Monday 27 March

Chance of rain 77%
Min temp. 8°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 16mph
Tomorrow (Tuesday)
Chance of rain 91%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 18mph
Max UV Index

The tide at Porthtowan Beach is currently rising. High tide will be at approximately 9:49 PM, and the next low tide will be at approximately 4:10 AM tomorrow.

Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low

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Recommended holiday cottages near Porthtowan Beach

Things to do and see in the area

Wheal Coates Tin Mine (1.3 miles)
Koru Kayaking (2.8 miles)
Tehidy Country Park (4.1 miles)
Cornwall Tour (4.4 miles)
Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm (5.1 miles)
Ticket to Ride Surf School (5.6 miles)

All distances are approximate

Other beaches nearby

Location: Porthtowan

Location type: Village

OS Grid: SW690481

Country: England

Local Authority: Cornwall

Parish: St. Agnes

Nearest postcode: TR4 8AW

(for sat-nav purposes only, a beach does not have a postal address!)

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

British Beaches is a Good Stuff website. Mon, 27 Mar 2023 18:01:54 +0100