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Preston Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.4

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Preston Beach Spot ID

Preston West Side, Preston Beach photo

Preston Beach

Photo credit: Christian

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell E | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.2 °C

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Friday, 28 February 2020, 02:09 Local time
Friday 28
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - 5 6 -
Wind (km/h) 25
S 35
SSE 30
SW 40
Wind State cross cross-

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Preston Beach in South Devon is an exposed beach break that does not work very often. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the west northwest. The location means that groundswells are unknown and the ideal wave direction is from the east. Waves at the beach break both left and right. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for - Rips / undertow.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Paignton, 1 km from Preston Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Preston Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tor Bay Waverider, 2 km from Preston Beach.


Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Preston Beach

Buoy Data:

At Tor Bay Waverider, 1 miles from Preston Beach.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.2
Dominant period (s) 6.7 10.5 6.3 7.1

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Overall Preston Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February


Surf stats for Preston Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Preston Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Preston Beach Location Maps

Preston Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Preston Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Preston Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Preston Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    5 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Preston Beach is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Preston Beach is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 39 km (24 miles) away.
  • Third is Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k., 90 km (56 miles) away.
  • St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England is 102 km (63 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Preston Beach and is 107 km (66 miles) away.
Preston Beach break location map and break info

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