Beaches

Beaches

There are 8 sandy beaches in St Ives and Carbis Bay. There are more beaches nearby at  Hayle and Godrevy on the other side of the Hayle Estuary and there are lots of sandy coves along the West Cornwall Heritage Coast

St Ives & Carbis Bay

These are our favourites:

Porthmeor 

Surfing 

Surf Lessons

Porthgwidden

 Swimming Sunbathing

Harbour 

Beach Harbour Boat Trips 

Porthminster 

Sunbathing Swimming

Bamaluz 

 Swimming Sunbathing

Barrepta Cove (Carbis Bay) 

Swimming Water Sports Hire

Hawkes Point 

Between Carbis bay & Porthkidney Sands.

Porthkidney Sands 

Over a mile of sandy beach 

Hayle Estuary Gwithian

 Water Sports

Hayle & Godrevy

There are 3 beaches on the far side of the Hayle Estuary. (Note that you cannot cross the estuary at the beach.)

Gwithian  

3 miles of sandy beaches.

Gwithian Towans 

Sand Dunes.Popular Surfing Beach, National Trust.

Godrevy 

Spectacular rock coves, seals,  National Trust.

Coves & Beaches Nearby

There are many beautiful coves and beaches nearby around the West Cornwall Heritage Coast, 

here are a few of our favourites:

Portheras Cove

20 min walk from Pendeen Watch

Porthmeor Cove

30 min walk from engine house car park. 

Sennen Cove

Surfing & Swimming. 

Nanjizal

“song of the sea” caves

45 min walk from Polgigga. 

Prussia Cove

  Rocky Cove

Kynance Cove

  Further afield but worth the trip.

Porthcurno

Surfing & Swimming

Pedn Vounder

20 minute walk from Treen or Porthcurno

National Trust Access by causeway at low tide and by boat ferry at high tide.
Nanjizal cove west cornwall heritage coast with access to song of the sea caves at low tide.
Porthkidney Sands looking from Hawkes Point towards the Hayle Estuary
Paddleboarding on Carbis Bay.
west cornwall heritage coast
St Ives viewed from Porthminster point
Porthmeor sandy beach, one of 5 sandy beaches in St Ives town.
Pedn Vounder Beach near Porthcurno on the West Cornwall
Birdsong garden set amongst the Monteray pines
 
 
 
 
 
St Ives harbour at low tide.
Porthmeor Beach and Tate St Ives viewed from Manns Head.
Porthkidney Sands viewed from Hawkes Point