St Ives - Porthminster Beach

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Firstaid, Shops, Restaurant, Cafe, Slipway, Pedalo, Disability, Toilets


Nature and Wildlife

Strolls through the town of St Ives. The Coastal Footpath winds away to Carbis Bay and beyond. Seals and dolphins visit these areas on a regular basis.


Parking Available /

Water Quality


Lifeguard information


Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by the lease holder.

Dog Information

Dogs are banned from Easter Day until 1st October.

Beach Awards and Information

Blue Flag Beach

St. Ives Tourist Information Centre The Guildhall Street An Pol St. Ives TR26 2DS Website:

How to find St Ives - Porthminster Beach

Cornwall / St Ives

Follow the road to St Ives. Turn off by Malakoff bus station to the Car Park. Steps lead to a small road and slope down to the beach.

Buses and trains run on a regular basis. The train station is situated by the car park. Branch line train service to St Erth connecting with the main Penzance to Paddington line. 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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