The Beach Guide

Clodgy Point Beach

  • Clodgy Beach

The beach here gets its name from the headland that shelters it to the west, Clodgy Point. Despite being seperated from Porthmeor beach by a a few hundred metres it is a completely different world. Golden sand is replaced by a rocky foreshore and the backdrop is fields and cliffs.
There is the odd patch of sand and shingle, so you'll find somewhere to put your towel down. And the abundance of rocks make it a great spot for snorkelling and rock-pooling.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year

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TR26 1JY

OS grid ref.

SW 5097 4108


The nearest car park is at Porthmeor beach, but this is usually full. Parking is always difficult in St Ives. It is usually possible to find a place in the large car park above the town but it is probably better to park in St Erth or Lelant and take the train into St Ives.