The Beach Guide

Bamaluz Beach

  • Bamaluz Beach
  • Bamaluz Beach

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


Lifeguard service

No lifeguard patrol

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year

dog friendly beaches »


TR26 1PR

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.