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Church Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Church Cove Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.0 °C

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Thursday, 26 November 2015, 16:00 Local time
Thursday 26Fri
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 35
NW 35
NW 30
WNW 30
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

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Church Cove in South Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that only works once in a while. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Church Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Culdrose (navy base), 5 km from Church Cove.

light winds from the NW

Continuous light drizzle
Air temperature
12.4 °C

Current weather near Church Cove

Overall Church Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Church Cove Location Maps

Church Cove Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Church Cove:

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Wave buoys nearest to Church Cove:

Tide stations nearest to Church Cove:

  • Closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    St Ives
    15 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Church Cove:

  • Closest ski area
    Another World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom)
    296 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Raise (United Kingdom)
    326 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Weardale Ski Club (United Kingdom)
    347 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Yad Moss (United Kingdom)
    347 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Harwood Common (United Kingdom)
    347 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Church Cove:

  • Closest city location
    Plymouth (United Kingdom)
    54 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Paignton (United Kingdom)
    80 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Newton Abbot (United Kingdom)
    81 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Torquay (United Kingdom)
    84 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Barnstaple (United Kingdom)
    89 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Church Cove is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Church Cove is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 153 km (95 miles) away.
  • Guipavas (Brest) Airport (BES) in France is 188 km (117 miles) away.
  • Ploujean (Morlaix) Airport (MXN), also in France is the fifth nearest airport to Church Cove and is 192 km (119 miles) away.
Church Cove break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Church Cove, Cornwall (South). Use the tab navigation above to view Church Cove sea temperature, Church Cove photographs, Church Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Church Cove webcams, current wind from Cornwall (South) live weather stations and Church 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 Church Cove.