20 Best Beaches In St Ives Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Beaches In St Ives

We've rounded up the best beaches in St Ives in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 67 St Ives beaches to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the beaches we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Houses on St Ives Bay

St Ives Bay5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • St Ives
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

St Ives Bay actually consists of three very different beaches: Firstly the magnificent surfing beach at Porthmeor (a blue flag winner), overlooked by...

People at Porthminster Beach in St Ives

Porthminster Beach

  • St Ives
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Porthminster Beach offers a Blue Flag awarded waters meeting a golden sandy beach, with dunes backs and palm tress adding to the tropical feel. Safe...

Double rainbow at Porthmeor Beach in St Ives

Porthmeor Beach

  • St Ives
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

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...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Carbis Bay Beach

  • Carbis Bay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Carbis Bay beach in Cornwall, with aqua blue sea and golden white sands, it’s a picturesque location for your day out.  Once you’ve chosen y...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

Gwithian Towans Beach

  • Hayle
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Gwithian Towans beach in Cornwall, a great sandy beach that’s perfect for the little explorer, plus if you’re looking for an extra thrill, i...

Hill top view of Godrevy Head in Hayle

Godrevy Head

  • Hayle
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The National Trust's Godrevy Head is a sandy, accessible beach surrounded by cliffs. Enjoy miles of spectacular walks over coastal grasslands and hea...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Long Rock Beach

  • Penzance
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking to explore a great sandy beach? Look no further than Long Rock beach in Cornwall, plus, it’s even dog friendly all year round!  Gather up you...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Marazion Beach

  • Marazion
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Marazion beach in Cornwall, a long sandy beach that may reveal a little secret at low tide… You may notice an mystical looking island wi...

Hill top view of Porthcurno Beach in Penzance

Porthcurno Beach

  • Penzance
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Porthcurno Beach is a soft and sandy beach with pleasant swimming ideal for an all rounder family beach day. Be sure to bring the lot then: buckets a...

People at Sennen Cove in Penzance

Sennen Cove4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Penzance
  • Indoor
  • Beaches

Sennen Cove is a mile North of Land's End lies this idyllic spot with white marram dune backed sands, deep turquoise sea and spectacular sunsets over...

People at Praa Sands in Truro

Praa Sands

  • Praa Sands
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Praa Sands provides a 1.5 mile sandy beach that is backed by a long stretch of dunes, natural habitat area and the village green. At both ends, the c...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Portreath Beach

  • Redruth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Portreath beach in Cornwall, a large and popular sandy and shingle beach, that even provides a lifeguard cover in the summer months.  The sa...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Mousehole Beach

  • Penzance
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

At Mousehole beach in Cornwall, you’ll discover a great little harbour, which then leads into a beach! Plus, there’s even some exoctic bannana and fi...

Clear day at Kennack Sands in Helston

Kennack Sands

  • Helston
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Kennack Sands This unusual silver sand and shingle beach really is divided in two: the bigger, western beach is is sandy and has all the facilities,...

Hill top view of The Lizard and Kynance Cove in Helston

Kynance Cove

  • Helston
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

At The Lizard and Kynance Cove the Lizard Point, Britain's most southerly point, offers dramatic cliff walks, wild flowers and geological features de...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

Lamorna Cove

  • Penzance
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for a rocky beach that allows dogs, then Lamorna Cove in Cornwall is a great spot for you.  This picturesque beach is a gorgeous lo...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Porthleven Beach

  • Penrose
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Porthleven beach in Cornwall, a huge stretch of sandy shore that goes on for a whopping 3 miles, so little explorers will have plenty to exp...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Porthtowan Beach

  • Truro
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Explore Porthtowan beach in Cornwall, a great sandy beach that’s perfect for a family trip, plus there’s even a lifeguard service in the summer, perf...

Surfer walking on beach at St Agnes Beaches in Truro

St Agnes Beaches

  • Truro
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

St Agnes Beaches St Agnes is blessed with 4 quite individual beaches, so for an epic beach day you can explore the lot or pick and choose between the...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Chapel Porth beach

  • Truro
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Explore Chapel Porth beach in Cornwall, a naturally exposed beach that’s at the mercy of the elements, so take caution when going for a paddle.  Take...

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