The Beach Guide

Beaches near St Ives

Map featuring St Ives beaches. Click on pins to view beach details

The beach guide has 12 beaches listed in and around the town of St Ives.

  • Lambeth Walk Beach

    Lambeth Walk Beach

    The oddly named Lambeth Walk beach is easily overlooked, despite being almost in the town centre of…

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  • Porthmeor Beach

    Porthmeor Beach

    Porthmeor is arguably St Ives' premier beach and as such one of Cornwall's finest. The beach consists…

    lifeguarded car park good surf blue flag
  • St Ives Harbour Beach

    St Ives Harbour Beach

    Is it a harbour? Is it a beach? Well actually it’s both. Whilst you might imagine a grimy patch of muddy…

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  • Porthminster Beach

    Porthminster Beach

    Large sheltered sandy beach with all facilities one would expect on a Blue Flag beach. Much more sheltered…

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  • Bamaluz Beach

    Bamaluz Beach

    The remains of Wheal Dream tin mine overlook this quiet, sandy beach. Situated between the harbour and…

    dog friendly lifeguarded car park good surf
  • Porthgwidden Beach

    Porthgwidden Beach

    Porthgwidden is often overlooked in the St Ives beaches stakes. Smaller than the others it does benefit…

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  • Clodgy Point Beach

    Clodgy Point Beach

    Clodgy Point beach is located just around the point (Man’s Head) from Porthmeor beach. It is a fairly…

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  • Carbis Bay

    Carbis Bay

    Located less than a mile out of St Ives is Carbis Bay. It is a wide sandy beach with good facilities…

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  • Porthkidney Beach

    Porthkidney Beach

    Porthkidney Sands stretch from the mouth of the River Hayle in Lelant to Hawk’s Point in Carbis Bay.…

    dog friendly lifeguarded car park good surf nudist beach
  • Black Cliff Beach

    Black Cliff Beach

    Long sandy beach stretching from Hayle Towans to Mexico Towans, sheltered by cliffs.

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  • Hayle Towans Beach

    Hayle Towans Beach

    This expanse of beach is what makes up most of Hayle's '3 miles of golden sand'. At low tide all the…

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  • Mexico Towans Beach

    Mexico Towans Beach

    Part of the long stretch of sandy beaches backed by sand dunes at Hayle.

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