The Beach Guide

St Ives Harbour Beach

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The name is a bit of give away here. Part harbour, part beach St Ives harbour beach offers the best of both. A sheltered sandy beach with plenty going on both in the working harbour and the town behind. There is sand here even at high tide where the beach becomes condensed into one corner in the lee of the pier. As the tide goes out the sands stretch out beyond the pier and to neighbouring beaches.

Being slap, bang in the centre of St Ives mean there is no shortage of facilities. From fast food to upmarket eateries and the ever popular ‘Sloop Inn’ spilling out right onto the beach, you are never far away.

Also known as:

St Ives Town Beach

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Seasonal dog ban. Easter day to 1st October

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TR26 1PU

OS grid ref.

SW 5204 4059


All amenities very close by - numerous caf├ęs, restaurants and shops. Amusement arcade close to beach.


Car parks in St Ives are often full. For anyone staying out of town it is often better to leave the car at St Erth or Lelant Stations and take the train to St Ives. The view from the train is superb.