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Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

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Beach · Nature / Park
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. Put Porthmeor Beach into our St Ives visit planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in St Ives.
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  • Porthmeor is a well maintained sandy beach overlooked by the Island – Pendinas from the eastern edge. There are a lot of beaches in St Ives and the surrounding area but Porthmeor has the benefit of...  more »
  • The windy conditions meant that it was a surfers' paradise on Porthmeor...more of a struggle for us walking mortals to push against the elements but worth it for the views, the light and the...  more »
  • A beautiful beach a stone's throw from S Ives town. Stunning sunsets.
  • Amazing beach. I had so much fun there.
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