Porthmeor Beach | Day Out With The Kids

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Porthmeor Beach

  • St Ives
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

Porthmeor Beach is a truly magical place if you can catch it empty, but equally thrilling when thronging with happy kids! St Ives is considered to be the 'jewel of the South West' and the sandy shoreline of Porthmeor is a haven for surfers, with safe but interesting waters making it a firm favourite with families looking for a fun day out by the sea.
A pleasingly expansive stretch of clean, crisp golden sand makes for a beautiful location and is perfect for hitting the surf, making a splash in the shallows or just getting on with some serious sandcastle building.

Porthmeor Beach is a Blue Flag Beach with fully trained lifeguards patrolling from Easter to the Autumn, with showers and public toilets available to all.
If you're feeling adventurous why not check out St Ives Surf School nearby which does both family discounts and a great deal more than surfing. See our listing for full information.

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Opening hours

Year round daylight access.


Free entry, local parking may charge.

Travel & Contact Information


, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1JZ, England

Phone number

01736 793 366



Click here to visit Porthmeor Beach's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Porthmeor Beach has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Porthmeor Beach has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, Porthmeor Beach is wheelchair friendly.

Porthmeor Beach has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Porthmeor Beach has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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