St Ives - Porth Gwidden Beach

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Shops, Restaurant, Cafe, Slipway, Disability, Toilets


Nature and Wildlife

There are picturesque walks around the famous Island. Sea life such as dolphins and seals can often be seen off the beach. Bird life can also be seen around the Island.


Parking Available /

Water Quality


Lifeguard information


Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by the lease holder and litter bins are provided. Dogs are banned from Easter Day until 1st October and dog litter bins are provided.

Beach Awards and Information

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

The Guildhall Street An Pol St Ives TR26 2DS E-mail: Web site:

How to find St Ives - Porth Gwidden Beach

Cornwall / St Ives

Drive to St. Ives and follow signs for the Island Car Park. On foot you can either stroll through town via the harbour and follow the path round to Porthgwidden or follow the signs to the Island Car Park.

Bus routes 501 (summer only), 508, 516

We use a simple colour coded key to display the amount of cottages nearby, the below shows the three different colours and the number range for each one from green through to red.

  • 1-10 1-10
  • 11-99 11-99
  • 100+ 100 +
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