The Beach Guide

Porthminster Beach (St Ives)

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


Lifeguard service


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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Slipway

    Nearest town

    St Ives


    TR26 2EB

    OS grid ref.

    SW 5214 4004

    Water quality

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    Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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