Porthminster Beach

Visit Porthminster Beach

Porthminster Beach is an award winning golden sandy St Ives beach, with clean waters perfect for swimming and enjoying the turquoise sea.

St Ives has long attracted artists, with is picturesque settings, warm climate, and famously clear light. The beach is close to the centre of St. Ives, where there are shops, restaurants and a plenty of visitor attractions. No dogs are allowed on the beach between Easter and October.

Dog friendly between 1 October and 30 April, restricted in the summer months

This beach is …

  • Surfing spot
  • Great for families

Have a great day out along the coast.

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Getting There

Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

LOCATION: The Terrace Saint Ives, Cornwall TR26 2BP
Map of Porthminster Beach

Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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