Family swimming and body boarding beaches
Porthmeor - this is the largest beach in St Ives and is a favourite for families and surfers thanks to the soft golden sands and Atlantic swells. Lifeguards are present during peak season; dogs are not permitted between Easter & October.
Porthminster - family friendly beach and can be reached by a small walk from St Ives Town. Lifeguards are present during the summer months and dogs are not permitted between Easter & October.
Godrevy - located at the northern end of Hayle's three-mile beach, Godrevy receives the full Atlantic swell resulting in good surf conditions. Lifeguards are present during the summer months and dogs are not allowed on the beach during peak months.
Carbis Bay - located on the outskirts of St Ives, Carbis Bay Beach can easily be mistaken for an idyllic Caribbean spot because of its white sands and beautiful turquoise calm waters. Lifeguards are not present on this beach and dogs are not permitted between Easter & October.
Sennen - located 2 miles from Lands End, Sennen Cove is a great surfing spot and stretches over a mile long. Lifeguards patrol during peak season and dog are not permitted between Easter & October.
Porthcurno - stunning soft white sands and clear blue green ocean waters this is a hit with all families. Located at the bottom of the famous Minack Theatre this beach is sheltered and perfect for paddling. Lifeguards are present during summer months and dogs are not permitted between Easter & October.
Top 5 surfing spots in the area:
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