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Porthleven Beach

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Porthleven Beach, Cornwall, TR13 9JB

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Porthleven Beach

Porthleven Beach is a wide, steeply shelving sand and shingle beach, stretching for nearly three miles. The beach runs east from the historic harbour in Porthleven and at low tide you can walk south along the beach to Loe Bar Beach, which is only 1.5km away.

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However, caution is advised when it comes to the tides and entering the water, as there are strong undercurrents here. Only experienced surfers should attempt to catch the waves at this beach, as it is known for its popularity among the surfing community.

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If you're looking to explore more beaches in the area, Praa Sands Beach is 8km north, while Loe Bar Beach is only 1.5km south.

Aside from surfing, Porthleven Beach is perfect for long walks, sunbathing and enjoying the stunning scenery. It is situated right next to the busy town of Porthleven which has lots to offer.

Overall, Porthleven Beach is a great place to visit. Just remember to take caution when entering the water and enjoy all that this amazing beach has to offer.

Porthleven Weather
Lizard Peninsula
3:36 pm, May 25, 2024
temperature icon 15°C
light rain
Humidity 79 %
Pressure 1013 mb
Wind 15 mph
Wind Gust: 0 mph
Visibility: 0 km
Sunrise: 5:22 am
Sunset: 9:14 pm

Nearby Beaches

Distances shown are for those walking the South West Coast Path

Perranuthnoe Beach (14km north)

Praa Sands Beach (8km north)

Loe Bar Beach (1.5km south)

Fishing Cove (3.5km south)

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