The Beach Guide

Porthmeor Beach (St Ives)

Porthmeor Beach (St Ives) - Cornwall

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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


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned from Easter Day until 1st October.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Slipway

    Nearest town

    St Ives


    TR26 1JZ

    OS grid ref.

    SW 5169 4088

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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