Mounts Bay, Cornwall

Mounts Bay, Penzance, Cornwall

Mount’s Bay is a large, sweeping bay on the English Channel coast of Cornwall in the United Kingdom, stretching from the Lizard Point to Gwennap Head on the eastern side of the Land’s End peninsula. Towards the middle of the bay (and probably the origin of the name) is St Michael’s Mount. Presenting a benign aspect to summer visitors of a large, scenic, natural harbour; in an onshore winter gale it presents a great danger to shipping as a “maritime trap”. Especially in the days of sailing ships with an excess of 150 known wrecks in the nineteenth century.

Mounts Bay Surf
Mounts Bay in South Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the south southwest. Best around mid tide. Watch out for rocks.

Surf Forecast for Mounts Bay, Cornwall

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How to read this surf forecast

Wave height refers to the size of the swell measured in open water close to the coastline. This means the actual size of the wave when it hits the beach may vary due to many factors including beach shape and orientation.

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Wind (mph)15 10 5 10 15
Wave height (ft)4 1.5 1.5 2 1.5
Last updated: 21-Jun-2018