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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 Surf Guide

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.

Beacon Cove Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Beacon Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Beacon Cove occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Beacon Cove (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Beacon Cove with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 17% of the time in February while 65% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
17%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
65%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Beacon Cove Location Map

Interactive Beacon Cove surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Beacon Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 22:41 Local Time
ThuFriday 05
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.5
W
0.4
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
Period (s) 9 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 15
E 15
E 20
ENE
Wind State off off cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Beacon Cove

Surf stats for Beacon Cove, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Beacon Cove

Wind stats for Beacon Cove, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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