Porthgwidden Beach

Porthgwidden Beach

The smallest beach of soft golden sand in St Ives, near to the Island, and very popular with families as it is very sheltered and quite an east-facing sun trap.

Car parks located in town - but the large car park at the top of town is a hard climb back up. Why not park at Lelant Saltings and enjoy the scenic railway branch line right to the heart of the town.

Please note: Dogs are welcome on this beach except from the first Sunday before Easter and 30 September when a seasonal dog ban is in place.

Dog Friendly


  • Facilities
  • Toilets
  • Water quality checks
  • Restaurant/Cafe


  • Disabled access

Tickets / Price Guides

Ticket Type Ticket Price
Free Admission £0.00

Opening Times


St Ives Cornwall TR26 1PL

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