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Porthcothan Beach

Padstow, Cornwall

North west facing long sandy cove surrounded by cliffs and backed by sand dunes, which offer shelter from prevailing winds. Highly popular with families, less so with surfers due to its sheltered nature.

Weather and Tides

Saturday

19 August 2017

Sunny Intervals

Maximum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionWest North Westerly
Wind Speed18mph
VisibilityVery Good
Pressure1022mb
Humidity68%
UV Risk5
PollutionLow
Sunrise06:14 BST
Sunset20:33 BST

Sunday

20 August 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed18mph
VisibilityGood
Pressure1022mb
Humidity92%
UV Risk2
PollutionLow
Sunrise06:15 BST
Sunset20:31 BST

Monday

21 August 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature20°C (68°F)
Minimum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed9mph
VisibilityVery Good
Pressure1022mb
Humidity82%
UV Risk5
PollutionLow
Sunrise06:17 BST
Sunset20:29 BST

Saturday

High tide: 03:50 BST
(02:50 19 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 10:22 BST
(09:22 19 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 16:21 BST
(15:21 19 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 22:59 BST
(21:59 19 August 2017 GMT)

Sunday

High tide: 04:54 BST
(03:54 20 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 11:20 BST
(10:20 20 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:18 BST
(16:18 20 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 23:54 BST
(22:54 20 August 2017 GMT)

Monday

High tide: 05:46 BST
(04:46 21 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 12:12 BST
(11:12 21 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 18:08 BST
(17:08 21 August 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Padstow) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (www.ukho.gov.uk).