St Ives Harbour Beach, Cornwall



St Ives Harbour is a working harbour but as the tide goes out you have a small beach protected by the harbour walls and within the heart of St Ives.

A very busy area with restaurants and pubs but also you can hire boats and take seal trips from here.

All the facilities of St Ives including car parks, boat hire, boat trips, amusements, shops, pubs and restaurants.

Car parking is bad in St Ives and it is recommended to park and take the train.

St Ives Harbour Beach has dog restrictions. St Ives Harbour beach does not allow dogs Easter to October.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 50 beaches around Penwith Peninsula, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

Beach Water Quality

No water quality measurement available for St Ives Harbour Beach.


Our weather forecast for Penwith Peninsula in Cornwall

Today (Thursday, May 06)
Expect a temperature in the range 6.5℃ to 8.6℃ with a wind speed 6.4 m/sec (N)
Friday, May 07
Expect a temperature in the range 5.3℃ to 7.3℃ with a wind speed 3.2 m/sec (NW)
Saturday, May 08
Expect a temperature in the range 10℃ to 12.5℃ with a wind speed 9.5 m/sec (SE)
Sunday, May 09
Expect a temperature in the range 10.7℃ to 11.5℃ with a wind speed 9 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, May 10
Expect a temperature in the range 9.6℃ to 10℃ with a wind speed 8 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, May 11
Expect a temperature in the range 8.3℃ to 9.4℃ with a wind speed 9.8 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, May 12
Expect a temperature in the range 9.6℃ to 11.1℃ with a wind speed 7.2 m/sec (SSW)

Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Our tide forecast for St Ives Harbour Beach in Cornwall.

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2 Reviews on “St Ives Harbour Beach, Cornwall”

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  • Barnsey Post author

    When we visited the tide was going out and from mid to low tide the harbour had no water and it is all beach. We have young children and this did make it a bit better than the busier beaches as it is a large area of flat sand for them to just run around.

  • Not really a beach but a great location.
    If you want a beach in St Ives you would walk to the major ones nearby but this is the location for food and people watching.

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