Porthmeor Beach (St Ives)

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  • Porthmeor is the most exposed beach in St Ives, sandy and very popular with surfers due to rare protection from south-westerly gales. A stone’s throw from the Tate Gallery, there is a small car park right above the beach and an excellent cafe.

    Type of beach

    Sandy

    Lifeguard service

    Yes

    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs are banned from Easter Day until 1st October between 10am and 6pm.

    Cornwall dog friendly beaches »

    Activities

    • Swimming/bathing
    • Surfing

    Facilities

    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Toilets
    • Disabled facilities
    • First aid point
    • Lost child centre
    • Shop
    • Slipway

    Nearest town

    St Ives

    Postcode

    TR26 1JZ

    OS grid ref.

    SW 5169 4088

    Parking

    Around 50 car parking spaces are available for a charge.

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating

    Awards

    Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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    Porthmeor Beach (St Ives) Reviews

    Jonathan Gilbert
    Jul 17th 2022

    Amazing beach. Amazing town. Crystal clear sea too