Porthminster Beach

Porthminster Beach is a classic crescent of golden sand, clear azure sea and waving palm trees; with glorious views across to St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse.

Adored by artists, rain or shine, for the superb quality of light, it’s no surprise that St Ives’ Porthminster beach has been recognised with a Blue Flag. One of a handful of Cornish beaches to hold such a prestigious award, it’s the gold standard for beaches for their environmental and quality standards. Located just a short walk from the centre of St Ives, with an abundance of cafes, shops, art galleries, and restaurants, this breath-taking beach is a family favourite for safe swimming, whilst onshore there are deck chairs to hire and mini golf to play.

Parking: Car park overlooking the beach but can get very busy. Try parking at St Erth Park & Ride and enjoy the scenic branch line that brings you into St Ives Station, overlooking the beach.

Lifeguard cover from the 13th of May until the 24th of September (2023).

Dogs are welcome on this beach except between 15th May and 30 September (10am - 6pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place (2023).

Sand chairs provided by Cornwall Mobility in partnership with Disability Cornwall and Isles of Scilly may be available from Porthminster Beach Cafe. Telephone: 01736 795352

  • PinSt Ives
  • Address

    Porthminster Beach St Ives Cornwall TR26 2BN

  • Contact


Things to do

Stay connected

Find us on socials and stay connected with the Cornwall you love.

We use cookies to personalise content and ads and to analyse our traffic. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website. (Privacy Policy)