Porthmeor beach, St Ives, Cornwall
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    Porthmeor Beach Information

    Porthmeor beach is perfect for families, as the beach sits in the town of St Ives and is overlooked by the Tate St Ives.

    The beach has good sand at the top and then a slope at high water mark takes you to a large expanse of flat compact sand.

    Surf school is located on the beach.

    This beach has a cafe and restaurant, toilets, seasonal lifeguards and access to St. Ives town. In the summer it can be very hard to park in St. Ives.

    Porthmeor Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

    Porthmeor Beach has dog restrictions. Porthmeor beach does not allow dogs May to September.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 15 beaches around St Ives, 217 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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  • Water Quality

    Beach Bathing Water Quality

    Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
  • Tides
  • Weather

    7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today and Tuesday, with high temperatures rising to 18°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       57%  86%   12 mph
      5:22 am    9:18 pm
    Monday, May 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       16%  64%   4 mph
      5:21 am    9:19 pm

    Tuesday, May 29th
     Light rain in the evening.
       44%  94%   10 mph
      5:20 am    9:21 pm
    Wednesday, May 30th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       38%  85%   8 mph
      5:19 am    9:22 pm

    Thursday, May 31st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       10%  79%   8 mph
      5:18 am    9:23 pm
    Friday, Jun 1st
     Partly cloudy until evening.
       23%  49%   6 mph
      5:18 am    9:24 pm

    Saturday, Jun 2nd
     Mostly cloudy in the morning.
       22%  31%   11 mph
      5:17 am    9:25 pm
    Sunday, Jun 3rd
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
       11%  31%   10 mph
      5:16 am    9:26 pm

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  • Reviews

    Porthmeor Beach Reviews

    1 Review on “Porthmeor Beach”

    1. Anonymous Porthmeor Beach
      Overall Rating:

      A great beach in the heart of St Ives.
      The kids enjoyed bodyboarding and playing on the large beach area, although as the tide came in the remaining sandy areas became a bit busy. Also good as you can leave your towels on the beach and just grab a Cornish pasty from the local bakery.

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