St Ives & Hayle Beaches

Explore The Best Beaches in St Ives & Hayle

Discover the best beaches in St Ives and Hayle with St Ives Penzance’s guide to North Coast beaches. Explore the golden sand beaches of St Ives Bay which face out to the bracing Atlantic Ocean. Whether you’re looking for a dog friendly beach, or for the best surf in the county we’ve got the best of the best. Discover all Cornish beaches here, and find the beat Penzance & West Cornwall beaches here.

Clodgy Point Beach

Clodgy Point Beach lies just outside of St Ives. It's a rocky pebble beach that’s dog friendly all year round.

Porthmeor Beach

Facing the Atlantic Ocean, Porthmeor is arguably one of Cornwall’s most beautiful blue flag beaches.

Porthgwidden Beach

Smaller than it’s more well-known counterparts, Porthgwidden is nestled under the east side of the Island.

Bamaluz Beach

Bamaluz is quietly situated between the harbour and Porthgwidden beach, in a hidden corner of the town.

St Ives Harbour

St Ives Harbour beach is a sandy, family friendly beach set within the hustle and bustle of the town.

Lambeth Walk

Lambeth Walk Beach is nestled just outside of the south pier of St Ives Harbour.

Porthminster Beach

Porthminster Beach is a sheltered, family friendly beach with golden sands all the facilities you could need.

Carbis Bay

Carbis Bay beach is one of only eight blue flag beaches in Cornwall. It’s an expansive, sheltered golden sand beach.

Porthkidney Sands

This vast, mile long beach runs from Hawk’s Point all the way to Lelant is also highly popular with surfers.

Hayle Towans

Nestled between the expansive Porthkidney Sands and Gwithian Beach is Hayle Towans.

Mexico Towans

This beautiful beach in St Ives bay is dog friendly all year round. It also has seasonal lifeguard cover and a car park close by.

Gwithian Beach

Family friendly beach with sand dunes and rock pools. Please note there is a seasonal dog ban in place from Easter to October 1st.

Godrevy Beach

The exposed but breathtaking Atlantic position makes it a popular spot all year round with walkers and bathers alike.

Penzance Beach Guide

Follow this guide along Cornwall’s South coast from Praa Sands up, along the North Coast Portheras Cove.

All Cornish Beaches

Discover all of Cornwall's beautiful beaches from Kynance Cove to Watergate Bay.