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Beacon Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Beacon Cove Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.5 °C

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 12:46 Local time
Wednesday 18
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 10
ENE 15
NNE 20
Wind State off cross-
cross cross-

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Beacon Cove in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Newquay, 6 km from Beacon Cove.

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Beacon Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Newquay, 5 km from Beacon Cove.

light winds from the E

Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Beacon Cove

Buoy Data:

At Perranporth Waverider, 9 miles from Beacon Cove.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Dominant period (s) 5.0 - 10.5 11.1

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Overall Beacon Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Beacon Cove is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Beacon Cove is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 119 km (74 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 144 km (89 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Beacon Cove and is 158 km (98 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Beacon Cove, Cornwall (North). Use the tab navigation above to view Beacon Cove sea temperature, Beacon Cove photographs, Beacon Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Beacon Cove webcams, current wind from Cornwall (North) live weather stations and Beacon Cove tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Beacon Cove.