Just outside the Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach is one of the most popular beaches in St Ives and it’s worthy of one of the paintings within the gallery. This is one of the most popular beaches in St Ives (probably because its so close to the town) and the waves are perfect for beginner and intermediate surfers. Whether your choice of beach fun is a relaxing day with the family or hitting the waves with your surfboard, you’ll find everything you need at Porthmeor Beach.
Whilst you might fancy venturing to one of the area's other beaches for your full day on the sand, this one makes a great picnic spot as you can get everything you need in town and then just walk the few minutes to the beach. As this is such a long sandy beach it’s rarely difficult to find space, and there's a seasonal dog ban. It can be tricky to park close to the beach so it’s best to walk if you can.
Porthmeor Beach has a Blue Flag Award in recognition of its high standards, and if you visit out of season you can walk the sand and watch the surf set enjoy the rollers.