Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Cornwall  /  St Ives  /  Beaches  /  Porthminster Beach

Porthminster Beach, St Ives

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
Porthminster Beach, crescent-shaped, sheltered, popular, and accessible by public transport, offers safe swimming, golden sand, and even palm trees. Look for the not-far-off Godrevy Lighthouse, grab a drink at the bar, and enjoy some quality people-watching. The calm blue-green water gives the beach a soothing, nearly tropical ambience. The Porthminster Beach cafe is widely renowned for high-quality seaside dining. A visit to Porthminster Beach represents just the start of the adventure when you use our St Ives vacation planner to plot your vacation.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • A Beautiful and Clean bech which adds to St Ives quaint beauty. Good for short walks and swimming all year around. 
  • great beach for sunsets may-sept also fantastic to watch surfers and excellent facilities and patrolled by lifeguards thoughout season 
  • Great beach, clean, no dogs in the summer, lifeguard and 2 great cafes - what more could you ask for? 
  • Beautiful beach, calm sea and a great beach side bar.
  • Had a great time on this beach, relaxing and swimming.
  • A great beach on a summer afternoon!
  • Amazing beach but if you must eat on the beach please beware of the seagulls. More cheek than Oliver Twist.
  • best beach in the area.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 30​m
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h