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With seven beaches, and picturesque harbour, St Ives is the jewel of the westcountry.

Families love the safe beaches, the azure blue sea of the bay, the tiny cobbled streets and hidden corners waiting to be explored. Many of the beaches have small car parks near by, but St Ives is very popular, causing great demand on parking spaces. The best option being the main car park at the top of the town.

Porthminster Beach ( TR26 2EB - OS ref. SW 5211 400 )

Porthminster is a large sheltered sandy beach with all facilities. Blue Flag beach ideal for families. Porthminster beach is located next to a large car park and the St Ives train station. The beach has a seasonal Life Guard service. Food and drinks can be bought at the popular Porthminster cafe. Porthminster Beach and  Harbour Beach

Porthminster Beach in St ives - looking towards Harbour Beach and the Island

Lambeth Walk Beach (OS ref. SW 5183 4038 )

Only exposed as the tide recedes, Lambeth Walk beach is not very well know, despite being adjacent to the harbour. At low tide Lambeth Walk beach and the harbour beach combine and occasionally it connects to Porthminster beach. The beach is named after the popular 1930s dance - "The Lambeth Walk". The beach is the ONLY YEAR ROUND DOG FRIENDLY BEACH in St Ives.

t Ives Harbour beach

Harbour beach in St Ives

St Ives Harbour Beach ( TR26 1PU - OS ref SW 5204 405 )

A very popular beach -due to its location at the centre of St Ives. The St Ives Harbour Beach is a sheltered sandy beach that is located next to the towns quayside. With shops, cafes and bars along two sides the beach is always very popular with families.

Bamaluz Beach ( TR26 1PR - OS ref SW 5220 4094 )

A small sheltered cove with a beach, situated between the harbour and Porthgwidden beach Bamaluz often goes unnoticed by the majority of visitors to St Ives. The beach is tidal - at high tide the beach is reduced to a small strip of sand. The quiet sandy beach is overlooked by the remains of the Wheal Dream tin mine.

Porthgwidden Beach (TR26 1PL - OS ref SW 5216 4102 )

A small sheltered beach below the "Island". A popular beach with holiday makers that have discovered its almost hidden location. The beach is sheltered from the wind and acts like a suntrap.

Children like to play amongst the rocks on the south side of the beach. Porthgwidden beach has many facilities available (But no Life guards). There is a car park near by, but this fills very quickly. Porthgwidden has a very good cafe, adjacent to the main access point. There are two-storey row of beach huts that are available to rent from the council.

Harbour Beach

Harbour Beach, St Ives

Porthmeor  Beach - looking towards the Island

Porthmeor Beach - looking towards "the Island

Porthmeor Beach ( TR26 1JZ - OS ref SW 5168 407 )

A Popular "Blue Flag" Beach with a long stretch of sand. Porthmeor is the premier beach in St Ives, popular with both surfers and families. The beach is overlooked by the Tate Gallery and has all the facilities needed to enjoy a day on the sands including a very good beachside café, and surf school.

Porthmeor Beach is the most dramatic of all St Ives's Beaches - flanked by rugged rocky headlands and, like Fistral Beach in Newquay, open to the full force of the Atlantic Ocean and the large waves that this produces. There is a seasonal lifeguard service. There is a car park near by, but this fills very quickly.

Clodgy Point Beach ( TR26 1JY - OS ref SW 5097 4109 )

The beach at Clodgy Point is a rocky foreshore with a few patches of sand and shingle. The beach has no facilities, but is popular snorkelling and rock-pooling. The nearest car park is at Porthmeor Beach.

St Ives Harbouir beach

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