Porthmeor Beach

Porthmeor Beach

Porthminster Beach

Porthminster Beach

Featuring four central beaches and the great sweeping sandy bay of neighbouring Carbis Bay, St Ives is a beach paradise catering exceptionally well for families and surfers. Beautiful golden sands at St Ives are flanked by facilities in the village including a wealth of independent shops and restaurants. The gleaming white Tate Gallery overlooks beautiful Porthmeor Beach or enjoy the ultimate beach retreat at sheltered Porthminster offering stunning golden sands and direct access onto the coast path towards Carbis Bay. If you are based elsewhere around Carbis Bay or travelling into St Ives to enjoy the beaches during the summer months, leaving the car behind is recommended as the village gets very busy and parking is limited. A popular route in is via the scenic railway from Carbis Bay to St Ives. You'll also find ample parking spaces at Lelant Saltings Park and Ride.

Porthmeor

A central award-winning beach with a surf school, Porthmeor is a beach gem on the western side of the island overlooked by the Tate Gallery St Ives. Sunbathing and surfing are popular on this beautiful beach which has a lifeguard service across the summer season. Restaurants, toilets and cafes are all adjacent.

Porthgwidden

A pretty Blue Flag cove beach, Porthgwidden Beach has magnificent views towards St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse, and offers great safe bathing for families. It sits on the eastern side of St Ives island, and is a real sun trap flanked by beach huts which you can hire. Porthgwidden also has a popular beachside cafe.

Porthminster

Blue Flag Porthminster Beach near the harbour nestles just below Porthminster Point and also boasts spectacular views towards St Ives Bay. A stunning sheltered beach with around a half a mile of golden sands, award-winning Porthminster is a favourite with families and affords easy access onto the South West Coast Path and scenic cliff top walking towards Carbis Bay. An acclaimed seafood restaurant sits right on the beach and there are pretty beach chalets available to hire on a seasonal or weekly basis. Other facilities include beach bars, an ice cream parlour and beach shops.

Carbis Bay

Looking more like a Caribbean beach than a British beach, spectacular Blue Flag Carbis Bay Beach just east of St Ives covers a huge 25 acres and ranks as one of the world's best beaches. A beach cafe is open across the summer season and beach huts are available to hire daily. Parking is also adjacent and several watersports outlets are around the Bay. A lifeguard service operates here across summer.

St Ives Harbour

St Ives Harbour

St Ives Harbour & Boat Trips

Beautiful St Ives harbour flanks the eastern side of the island and is the perfect spot to relax watching small fishing boats heading out to sea. A choice of boat trips, fishing excursions and boat hire opportunities are available at the harbour, with popular boat trips including a tour of nearby Seal Island (Western Carracks) located just 3 1/2 miles west of St Ives. The island is famed for its colony of Grey Atlantic Seals. Another fantastic boat trip excursion is a trip around Godrevy Lighthouse and Hells' Mouth - the lighthouse was made famous by Virginia Woolf in her novel 'To The Lighthouse'.

Accommodation in St Ives

  • ST IVES   (0.1 miles from the centre of St Ives)
    Sleeps 4
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    £350
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    Modern St Ives apartment with L shaped lounge, roof terrace & great beach just a short walk away. Digital TV, laundry facilities, freezer and shower room. Families welcome. No pets
     
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  • ST IVES   (0.2 miles from the centre of St Ives)
    Sleeps 4
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    £376
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    Comfortable conversion apartment in St Ives set close to amenities with views over the harbour. Two bedrooms, bathroom with shower, washing machine, digital TV. Families welcome.
     
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  • St. Ives   (1.9 miles from the centre of St Ives)
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    £35
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    Stylish B&B hotel in St.Ives. Accommodation including traditional Cornish breakfasts. Small cottage available. Free WiFi and parking. All rooms en-suite, including family rooms.
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  • ST IVES   (0.2 miles from the centre of St Ives)
    Sleeps 4
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    £358
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    Attractively presented two bedroom cottage in St Ives with small courtyard garden, decorative fireplace, garage parking & washing machine. Short walk to scenic harbour.
     
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  • ST IVES   (0.2 miles from the centre of St Ives)
    Sleeps 2
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    £238
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    Well appointed harbour view holiday apartment close to the beach & attractions of St Ives. Public parking nearby, communal Wi-Fi, sloping ceilings & exposed beams.
     
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  • St. Ives   (0.2 miles from the centre of St Ives)
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    £40
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    Positioned overlooking Porthminster Beach, the St Ives Bay Hotel boasts stunning views across the bay. St Ives is renowned for its idyllic beaches, scenic harbour and bustling s...
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  • St Ives   (0.2 miles from the centre of St Ives)
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    £45
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    Overlooking the Celtic Sea and St Ives Bay, Pedn-Olva Hotel offers elegant rooms with magnificent views. With an outdoor swimming pool and spacious terrace, there is also a popu...
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  • St ives   (0.3 miles from the centre of St Ives)
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    £70
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    Occupying a wonderful, elevated location overlooking St. Ives Bay, this award-winning hotel offers a host of modern comforts and stunning sea view rooms. The hotel offers comfor...
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  • St Ives   (0.2 miles from the centre of St Ives)
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    £250
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    2 luxurious apartments in beautiful Victorian house. Sleeps up to 10 using both upstairs and downstairs apartments. 2 minutes to harbour. Stunning sea views. Wi-Fi
     
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  • ST IVES   (0.2 miles from the centre of St Ives)
    Sleeps 2
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    £286
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    Contemporary one bedroom apartment in St Ives offering fabulous coastal views, an ensuite shower room, communal Wi-Fi & nearby public parking. Close to amenities. No pets.
     
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