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

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned from Easter Day until 1st October.

Cornwall dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • 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

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