The remains of Wheal Dream tin mine overlook this quiet, sandy beach. Situated between the harbour and Porthgwidden beach, Bamaluz often goes unnoticed by the majority of visitors.
The beach itself is fairly sheltered from all but an onshore breeze but the high walls can also block out some of the sun. At high tide the beach is also greatly reduced in size and can almost disappear on a spring high.
It is also just below the St Ives Museum.
Type of beach
No lifeguard patrol
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs allowed all year
OS grid ref.
SW 5220 4094
All amenities in St Ives town centre close by.
Parking on the Island and at Porth Gwidden, but car parks are often full. It is often easier to Park and Ride from Lelant or St Erth stations.
Bamaluz Beach Reviews
Really convenient, quiet beach to pop to if staying in Downalong St Ives. Doesn’t see the tourists that the main town beaches do despite only being minutes away from them. A bit of a secret! Take care about tides as it comes in fast here and covers most of the beach. Has built in ledges/steps at the sides that some folks like to enjoy a quiet glass of wine on in the evening. Our kids had a paddle here, built a decent sandcastle and enjoyed visiting the ‘Invisible Man’ opposite St Ives Museum before the tide sent us packing!