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Porthminster Beach (St Ives)

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Porthminster Beach (St Ives) - Cornwall

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Porthminster is the easternmost and second-largest of St Ives' four beaches. Sheltered and sandy, with generally calm waters and excellent views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy lighthouse. A short walk from the town centre, Porthminster sits just below the St Ives railway terminus. There is an award-winning seafood restaurant overlooking the beach.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned from Easter Day until 1st October.

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Activities

Facilities

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

Nearest town

St Ives

Postcode

TR26 2EB

OS grid ref.

SW 5214 4004

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended