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St Ives Beaches - Porthmeor Beach

St Ives Beaches – Porthmeor

A listing of St Ives Beaches

St Ives is justly proud of it’s beaches. Expanses of golden sand swept by the Atlantic Ocean. Choosing a favourite from any of the St Ives beaches will depend on your needs. A family beach suitable for youngsters with facilities immediately on hand. Or a beach for extreme sports action like whether taking part of watching.

On arrival at St Ives the Harbour beach is the first beach many visitors will see. It is very much a working harbour where fisherman will land their catch and where you may very likely see a seal pop up. If you arrive in St Ives by the train service from St Erith which runs along the Estuary the beach below the station is Porthminster beach with views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy. Not far away are the beaches of Godrevy and the Towans.

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  • Porthminster Beach Porthminster Beach - Porthminster Beach Large sheltered family beach with all facilities, located just below St Ives railway station. A sheltered north facing crescent of golden sands with views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy lighthouse. Safe bathing. Blue Flag and Seaside Awards 2006. The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development at beaches/marinas through strict criteria dealing with […]
  • Porthmeor Beach Porthmeor Beach - Porthmeor Beach Popular surfing and bodyboarding beach, with a surf school located on the beach in main season. Porthmeor beach is popular with families, the beach is north facing and overlooked by the Tate Gallery. Wide expanse of soft golden sand, the beach is also the recipient of a Blue Flag and a Seaside Award […]
  • Porthgwidden Beach Porthgwidden Beach St Ives - Porthgwidden Beach The smallest beach in St Ives, near to the Island, popular with families as it is very sheltered and a bit of a sun trap. East facing, with soft golden sand. Surf rescue equipment located on the beach, no professional lifeguard cover. Refreshments Toilets Seasonal dog ban, Easter to October Disabled access Shop/cafe […]
  • Hayle Towans Beach Hayle Towans Beach - Hayle Towans Beach Hayle Towans are also known as Upton Towans and can be accessed from several different places in Hayle, such is the large expanse of north west facing golden sands. Towans is the Cornish word for dunes. At low tide all the Hayle beaches join up to provide an impressive stretch of sand […]
  • Gwithian Towans Beach Gwithian Towans Beach - Gwithian Towans Beach At low tide there is a vast amount of sand & plenty of room. Large areas of rock pools, which are great for kids to explore, some caves too. Access to the beach is along a path, through the sand dunes, from the car park. Professional lifeguard cover from May to September, […]
  • Carbis Bay Beach Carbis Bay Beach - Carbis Bay Beach Carbis Bay beach is a beautiful beach of approximately 1 mile length. The centre of the beach is home to all the facilities, car park and the Carbis Bay Hotel which has extensive grounds leading down to the edge of the beach. Being north by northeast facing, the beach rarely gets surf […]
© Photograph of St Ives Beaches - Porthmeor Beach with kind permission of John Stratford Flckr

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