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Porthmeor Beach (St Ives)

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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

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned from Easter Day until 1st October.

Cornwall dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • 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

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended