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Porth Beach  



Porth Beach is a lovely sheltered sandy beach, protected by headlands on both sides. Porth is a narrow and shallow beach that has a long tidal drop with an expanse of golden sand making it an ideal for families. There is no surfing permitted during the summer season when the lifeguards are on duty between the hours of 10am and 6pm.


To the east of the beach is Porth island, this can be accessed by a narrow footbridge, the views from here are spectacular looking back towards Newquay Bay and to Park Head in the north. There is a blow hole at the end of the island which can be seen at mid tide, especially on windy days. Also the island has some impressive prehistoric defensive earthworks and the remains of a settlement.


Porth Beach has lifeguards during the summer months that patrol each and everyday, from morning till dusk, so you can feel very safe if you fancy a swim. Please be sure to observe the flags, and the beach safety code.

Nearby Beaches


Whipsiderry Beach (0.2m)


Lusty Glaze (0.5m)


Great Western Beach (0.9m)


Tolcarne Beach (1.0m)


Watergate Bay (1.4m)


Towan Beach (1.5m)


Newquay Harbour (1.7m)


Fistral Beach (1.9m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities

Sandy with rocky outcrops

Car Park adjacent to the beach.

Lifeguard Service Facilities

RNLI Lifeguard cover from May to October.

Cafe and Toilets

Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Dog ban from May to October.

Access to beach, toilets

OS Grid Reference - SW 83119 62869

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 183119 : 062869

Postcode (nearest) TR7 3ND

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SW831628

Latitude : Longitude : 50.425526 : -5.0547945



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