Ayr Field & Play Park sits on the hill above Porthmeor Beach, overlooking the town.
There is a large, open field for dog walkers and ball games and an enclosed play park at the top. There is also the local scout hut.
The whole area is enclosed with hedges and planting for wildlife and there is a butterfly garden and nature zone.
There are 3 lovely, ornate gates to get in and out of the park and these should automatically swing shut, making it safe for young children and dogs.
The play park is aimed more at older children rather than babies. It is fully enclosed and accessed by a wooden gate – which is to help stop dogs from wandering in and children wandering out!
At the center is a large climbing area with bridges, a fort and a big slide.
The slide is quite a steep, long one – definitely one for slightly older children (or the more brave younger ones).
There is a large bucket swing (very popular with my little girl).
There is also a sort of bouncy rocker, good to play on with little friends.
At the back of the play park is the local Scout Hut
There are lots of places to sit and enjoy the view down across the town and over the sea
Ayr Field is at the corner of Bullans Lane and Ayr Terrace. Lots of buses go past, both from the town and to and from Porthmeor Beach.
The closest car park is at Barnoon – there is both a short stay and a long stay car park. Out of season it is possible to park on the road by the hedge.
There is a small shop further down the road towards Porthmeor Beach that sells drinks, snacks, newspapers etc.
The nearest public toilets are in town!
Whether you are a dab hand at surfing or you have never tried it before, St Ives is a good place to surf.
Porthmeor Beach is our best surf beach with good waves most of the year round. It does occasionally go as flat as a pancake in the Summertime, but this is fairly unusual. There is usually decent surf, sometimes fantastic surf!
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