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Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

4.8
#2 of 19 in Outdoors in St Ives
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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  • Fantastic place to lay down you bones for some sun. Great surf and well equipped with services even if yo have to pay 1.85 for a cuppa  more »
  • Nice sandy beach and a great spot to watch the surfers, body boarders and open water swimmers. Nice views of the coastline from the beach.  more »
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