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Tregantle Cliff Beach. Whitsand Bay Beach

Plymouth, Cornwall

Long stretch of sand with rocky outcrops. Ministry of Defence property with local army base. Tregantle Fort overlooks the beach, and access is occasionally prohibited when the firing range is in use (Red flags indicate No Entry). Popular with families looking for an unspoilt rural beach (not withstanding the gun fire!)

Weather and Tides

Thursday

20 July 2017

Heavy Rain

Minimum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Wind DirectionSouth South Westerly
Wind Speed18mph
VisibilityExcellent
Pressure1011mb
Humidity65%
UV Risk6
PollutionLow
Sunset21:18 BST

Friday

21 July 2017

Heavy Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed14mph
VisibilityModerate
Pressure1002mb
Humidity91%
UV Risk3
PollutionLow
Sunrise05:30 BST
Sunset21:17 BST

Saturday

22 July 2017

Heavy Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed14mph
VisibilityGood
Pressure1003mb
Humidity86%
UV Risk6
PollutionLow
Sunrise05:31 BST
Sunset21:16 BST

Thursday

High tide: 03:09 BST
(02:09 20 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 09:40 BST
(08:40 20 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 15:48 BST
(14:48 20 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 22:15 BST
(21:15 20 July 2017 GMT)

Friday

High tide: 04:21 BST
(03:21 21 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 10:48 BST
(09:48 21 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 16:51 BST
(15:51 21 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 23:20 BST
(22:20 21 July 2017 GMT)

Saturday

High tide: 05:24 BST
(04:24 22 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 11:48 BST
(10:48 22 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:48 BST
(16:48 22 July 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Whitsand Bay) 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).