Porthminster Beach Cafe, St Ives

Why travel for refreshments when you are at the beach?

Porthminster’s superb Blue Flag beach in St Ives has its own year-round top-rated café, just right for sanctuary from the summer sun in the heat of the day, or for storm watching in winter.

Open from breakfast to dinner, they also provide a fabulous selection of homemade patisseries, fine coffees, and wines, offered along with friendly, welcoming service.

Highly recommended, this rather special white art deco café building houses a multi-award winning seafood restaurant, specialising in vibrant Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, with taste plates available.

Simple, honest-to-goodness quality ingredients are used. Seafood takes centre stage, with sustainable local freshly-caught sea fish and shellfish from the Cornish estuaries. The café prides itself on its sustainability and green credentials, so buys local reducing food miles, and is an enthusiastic recycler.

The Beach Café is open seven days a week, with an enviable reputation for fresh seafood, garden grown produce and special foraged coastal ingredients, all infused with fabulous flavour – all with a beautiful panoramic sea view out to Godrevy Lighthouse.

How much better can it get?

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