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Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

(4.8/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
Learn to surf at Porthmeor Beach, St. Ives’ largest beach. This expansive stretch of clean, golden sand attracts local families and visiting tourists looking to enjoy a relaxing day by the sea. You can hit the surf, splash around in the shallows, or simply lie back and soak up the atmosphere on a sunny day. A popular cafe is located at the very center of the beach, serving traditional and contemporary dishes all day long, with light snacks and cold drinks available to take away to your perfect spot on the sand. You can rent or buy boogie boards, surfboards, and wetsuits from the nearby surf school. The beach also includes shower and toilet facilities, and is patrolled by trained lifeguards. Use our St Ives trip itinerary maker to add Porthmeor Beach and other attractions to your St Ives vacation plans.
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  • Whenever we visit St Ives, this is the beach that we come to with our young children. Even in the middle of August when the beach is very busy, it doesn't feel too crowded. The sand is beautiful and c...  more »
  • This beach has the lot cafes wetsuit hire surf lessons on a daily basis clean sand gorgeous surf just simply stunning  more »
  • You HAVE to watch the sun set from this beach if you visit St Ives. its a must, and round the day off with some excellent tapas at the restaurant.yum.  more »