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Beaches near St Ives Cornwall

List of Beaches near St Ives Cornwall

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Every effort is made to keep this beach guide up to date but there have been so many changes this year that we can't guarantee it.

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

St Ives Cornwall

Bamaluz beach is quite a small beach backed by large walls in the town of St Ives Cornwall. It is a sand and pebble Beach accessed by steep steps and backed by large rocks of which very little is accessible at high tide. Bamaluz is the only beach in St Ives which is dog friendly all year and so can get a little crowded with dogs at busy times. Only really worth visiting if you have a dog and probably not worth visiting for a day on the beach, but if you are in St Ives and have a dog and catch it at a quiet time it can be a lovely place for your dog to have a run on the beach or to relax for a while. No facilities actually at the beach but lots nearby. To access the beach park at one of the St Ives car parks and follow the coast from the harbour towards Porthgwidden beach and you will pass Bamaluz.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Hayle Cornwall

Fabulous golden sandy beach forming part of the 4 miles of golden sands running from Hayle to Godrevy with views over St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse. Beachview offers good bathing and surfing. Dog friendly beach all year as are nearby Mexico Towans and Upton Towans, although not all beaches in this stip are dog friendly so take note of signs. Lifeguarded over the summer season. Read more about Hayle Cornwall

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Please be aware that adders can be about in the dunes / grass behind the beach and their bites can be fatal to dogs. Best to keep dogs on leads and keep your eyes on the ground.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Carbis Bay Cornwall

Carbis Bay beach, seen in the background of the image, is a large expanse of golden Cornish sands, sheltered with a usually calm sea which is good for bathing. Good paid for parking, cafe and toilets. Carbis Bay beach Cornwall is found near to St Ives Cornwall and off the main road from Lelant to St Ives. Heading towards St Ives it is signed as a right turn from the main road running through the village of Carbis Bay. You can catch the train to Carbis Bay from St Erth or St Ives. No Dogs on Carbis Bay Beach between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm from the Sunday before Easter until 30 September each year thereby allowing access to dogs from 5pm - 8am in the morning. Persons with dogs on the beach during the ban period will be issued with a fixed penalty notice for £80 and asked to remove their dog from the beach immediately. St Ives Town Council enforcement officers will be responsible for ensuring the ban is complied with. Life guarded over the summer months.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Hayle Cornwall

Godrevy Cornwall, with views to Godrevy lighthouse is a beautiful spot in Cornwal. A National Trust property with three golden Cornish beaches, two sandy and one sand and stone set against impressive cliffs. Being a National Trust beach you have to pay to enter with your car unless you are a member. From Easter until September the toilets and large grass car parks at the top of Godrevy Cornwall open offering plenty of parking and an opportunity to sit on the grass by your car if going to the beach isn't for you. Godrevy is popular with surfers, kayakers, walkers and beach goers. The beach is found on the B3301 Hayle to Portreath road and is signed left just after the village of Gwithian traveling in the Portreath direction. Nearby Hayle Cornwall has excellent facilities. Seasonal dog ban on all of the beaches from 1st May - 30th September from 8am - 7pm. Lifeguarded in the summer season.

Please be aware that adders can be about in the dunes / grass behind the beach and their bites can be fatal to dogs. Best to keep dogs on leads and keep your eyes on the ground.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Hayle Cornwall

Gwithian Cornwall is a long stretch of sandy Cornish beach bordered by dunes and cliffs, popular with surfers, kayakers, walkers and beach goers. There is a large car park for which fees apply, a cafe and small beach shop. The beach is found on the B3301 Hayle to Portreath road and is signed left just before the village of Gwithian, (if you are heading towards Portreath), the car park is found at the end of a narrow lane. Nearby Hayle Cornwall has excellent facilities. Lifeguarded over the summer season. Dog ban 1st May - 30th September from 8am-7pm.

Please be aware that adders can be about in the dunes / grass behind the beach and their bites can be fatal to dogs. Best to keep dogs on leads and keep your eyes on the ground.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Hayle Cornwall

Situated by Hayle estuary Hayle Towans Beach Cornwall is a river bank and sandy cove. The beach has north west facing sands that are often not over crowded and are used for sand yachts and kite buggies. Bathing is dangerous in or by the river itself due to strong currents- keep within the Lifeguarded area at all times. There is a car park close to the beach. Directions - From the main road through Hayle Cornwall take the turning signed Phillack found between the double mini roundabout and the co-op. Go through Phillack, past the Bucket of Blood pub and come to the large car park. Dog ban applies 1st May - 30th Sept 8am - 7pm when a seasonal dog ban is in place between Hayle River and Black Cliffs. Lifeguarded daily early May to late September

Please be aware that adders can be about in the dunes / grass behind the beach and their bites can be fatal to dogs. Best to keep dogs on leads and keep your eyes on the ground.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Hayle Cornwall

Mexico Towans forms part of the 4 mile stretch of the Hayle beaches. To the north side of the Black Cliffs and between Hayle Towans and Upton Towans Hayle, Mexico Towans is a sandy beach with moderate surfing conditions. There is parking at Hayle Towans. Dogs are allowed all year (but be aware seasonal restrictions apply on some of the Hayle beaches so double check where dogs are allowed). Lifeguarded in the summer season. Read more about Hayle Cornwall

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Please be aware that adders can be about in the dunes / grass behind the beach and their bites can be fatal to dogs. Best to keep dogs on leads and keep your eyes on the ground.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

St Just Cornwall

Portheras Cove is a sandy cove backed by cliffs to the north and located at the end of a valley between Morvah and Pendeen, near to St Just, and known as a locals beach. Popular with seals which are often seen here the cove can be difficult to find unless you know the area well. Local bodyboarders enjoy the shorebreak here. Dog friendly beach all year. Read more about St Just Cornwall

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

St Ives Cornwall

One of the four St Ives Cornwall beaches Porthgwidden is a small sheltered sandy cove on the east side of St Ives Island and just in front of the Island car park (which gets very busy in high season and you may need to use the other St Ives car parks and walk). The views from Porthgwidden are spectacular with the boats coming to and from from St Ives harbour and Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance. The beach is popular with families due to the sheltered position and usually calm sea. Backed by beach huts, a take away cafe and small restaurant Porthgwidden is a lovely place to spend a relaxing afternoon. For those who don't like sand there are benches overlooking the beach and the grassy areas of The Island nearby. There are toilets near the beach. Seasonal dog ban at all times from the Sunday before Easter until 30 September. Persons with dogs on the beach during the ban period will be issued with a fixed penalty notice for £80 and asked to remove their dog from the beach immediately. St Ives Town Council enforcement officers will be responsible for ensuring the ban is complied with.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

St Ives Cornwall

Porthkidney Beach is set at the mouth of the Hayle Estuary on the St Ives side and overlooking the Hayle beaches and can be seen in the far distance of the image. A large sandy beach at low tide backed by sand dunes which is about 2 miles from the harbour town of St Ives, you can walk to Porthkidney Beach from St Ives along the coast path (note Carbis Bay beach which you pass is not dog friendly in summer). Read more about St Ives Cornwall Porthkidney Beach is a lifeguarded beach in Cornwall with RNLI lifeguards on duty in the summer season between 2nd July and 4th September from 10am until 6pm

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

St Ives Cornwall

One of the four St Ives Cornwall beaches, Porthmeor beach is a popular surfing beach and also enjoyed by families and beach goers. Porthmeor is a large golden Cornish sand beach often washed by the white waves of the Atlantic, making it popular with surfers, body boarders and those who enjoy playing in the waves. Porthmeor is often windy. There are toilets, a cafe and take away right on the beach and the centre of St Ives Cornwall is only a five minute walk away so facilities are excellent. The Tate Gallery St Ives overlooks Porthmeor. Park where you can find in St Ives and walk to this beach, this should take about 10/15 minutes depending which St Ives carpark you choose. Seasonal Dog ban at all times from the Sunday before Easter until 30 September. Persons with dogs on the beach during the ban period will be issued with a fixed penalty notice for £80 and asked to remove their dog from the beach immediately. St Ives Town Council enforcement officers will be responsible for ensuring the ban is complied with. Lifeguarded over the summer season.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

St Ives Cornwall

One of the four St Ives Cornwall beaches Porthminster beach is a large beautiful expanse of soft golden Cornish sands, usually sheltered from the wind and washed by a calm sea. Porthminster beach Cornwall is popular with families, beach goers and swimmers. Porthminster is often rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! The facilities are good with a beach hire place and shop, take away and cafe. Toilets are a couple of minutes walk away. Porthminster is on the railway station side of St Ives. Park where you can in St Ives and walk. Lifeguarded over the summer season Dog ban at all times from the Sunday before Easter until 30 September. Persons with dogs on the beach during the ban period will be issued with a fixed penalty notice for £80 and asked to remove their dog from the beach immediately. St Ives Town Council enforcement officers will be responsible for ensuring the ban is complied with.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Sennen Cove Cornwall

The beach at Sennen Cove Cornwall is a large expanse of golden Cornish sand popular with families, beach goers and surfers. The sea varies from calm and shallow, to wavy and good for surfing and body boarding, to a steep ledge going deep very quickly and a powerful wave breaking on the beach. Speak to the lifeguards about the conditions on the day. Sennen beach is famous for Bilbo the dog lifeguard. There are good facilities with a car park overlooking the beach (although in busy times the overflow car park is a steep walk down hill), a beach cafe and restaurant, surf and beach paraphernalia hire and toilets. Lifeguarded over the summer season Dog ban (including harbour) 1st May until - 30 September 8am until 7pm

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

St Ives Cornwall

One of the four St Ives Cornwall Beaches, Harbour beach is right in the centre of St Ives. A nice sheltered sandy spot and good place to relax and watch the world of St Ives go by. The Harbour is still used and so there are boats stored and coming in with their Cornish catch. Keep a careful eye on children and keep them away from the boats. The beach and harbour are spoiled in the high summer season by the awful motor boats that are hired from there and pollute the area. At high tide most or all of the beach is covered. The facilities are excellent as the beach is in the centre of St Ives and toilets at the Centre car park are nearby. Seasonal dog ban Easter day until 1st October dogs banned 8am until 7pm

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Hayle Cornwall

In between Gwithian Cornwall and Hayle Upton Towans beach is one of the Hayle beaches. This popular stretch of sandy beach is good for surfing and bathing. Sand dunes lead from the beach to the holidays camps at the back. Parking at Gwithian or Hayle Towans. The nearby town of Hayle Cornwall has excellent facilities. Dog friendly beach all year. Lifeguarded over the summer season. Read more about Hayle Cornwall

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Please be aware that adders can be about in the dunes / grass behind the beach and their bites can be fatal to dogs. Best to keep dogs on leads and keep your eyes on the ground.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes