FREE UK DELIVERY - GET YOUR LITTLE BIT OF ST IVES DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR!

April 25, 2018

St Ives Harbour Beach – Mind The Seagulls!

St Ives Harbour Beach is very jaunty, quite old fashioned feeling beach. With it’s stripey deckchairs and ice creams galore, it really is a buzzy beach, especially in the height of Summer.

At high tide the beach can almost disappear. However, at low tide the sea goes right out past Smeaton’s Pier, leaving a huge expanse of sand with boats to explore.

It is a lovely sandy beach and is often filled with children and young families. The locals often use this beach to meet up for play dates. It is a brilliant beach in the out-of-season months as it is usually sheltered and so there is often a little sunny spot for you to eat your pasty!

One word of warning, WATCH OUT FOR THE SEAGULLS. They watch your every move and are just waiting to grab your pasty or icecream!

Please do be aware that St Ives Harbour is a WORKING harbour, with fishing and boat trips regularly going out.

Getting To St Ives Harbour Beach

St Ives Harbour Beach is a short walk (2 mins) from the center of town.

There is no direct bus access. The buses in St Ives drop off either at the bus station, Royal Square, or on the road behind Porthmeor Beach.

You can drive along the road (Wharf Road) which takes you past the beach. It is possible to drop people off, but be prepared to be beeped at by busy locals!

The nearest car parks are The Sloop and Smeaton’s Pier.

Access Onto Harbour Beach

There are steps are various points along the beach and there is a slope onto the sand about half way along.

Facilities On Harbour Beach

Toilets. There are toilets behind The Sloop and on Smeaton’s Pier.
Car Park. You can park behind The Sloop or on Smeaton’s Pier. If these are full up there is a bigger car park on The Island.
Food & Drink. There is a huge array of cafes, restaurants, takeaways and shops all within a few steps of the beach.
There is NO LIFEGUARD at this beach. However, it is a very safe beach for paddling and swimming. Do take care though as boats use the harbour, as do seals!
Dogs are not allowed on the beach between Easter day and 1st October between 7am and 7pm.

Map Of St Ives Harbour Beach

Map Showing St Ives Harbour Beach Cornwall




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Places To Visit

St Ives Churches Cornwall
Churches In St Ives Cornwall - Sunday Services, Bell Ringing & Mermaids

February 22, 2019

St Ives Has 6 Main Churches In Town With A Further 4 Close By. Find Out All About The Churches Including When The Services Are Held.

Continue Reading

Boathouse Theatre St Ives Cornwall
The Boathouse Theatre, St Ives - Quirky, Bizarre & Very Entertaining!

February 20, 2019

The Boathouse Theatre newspaper review "50 minutes of ecstatic madness" pretty much sums up the quirky bizarre shows put on by Jason Calder and family. A must see visit if you are in St Ives at the right time!

Continue Reading

The Island St Ives Cornwall
The Island, St Ives - A Beautiful Place Full Of History & Wildlife

February 18, 2019

The Island Is A Lovely Place In St Ives Full Of History And Wildlife. It Is Also A Beautiful Place To Go For A Walk Or A Picnic Or Simply To Enjoy The Magnificent View!icnic.

Continue Reading

Looking For Something To Do In St Ives?

Receive my (free!) list of things to do in St Ives straight to your inbox.

Print it out and use it the next time you are in town! From the obvious to the unusual, there is so much to see and do in St Ives.

Back To The Top