If you’re looking for a great beach location for all the family, Poldhu Cove is our top tip this summer.
The picturesque fishing town of St Ives in West Cornwall is home to golden sandy beaches, bustling cobbled streets, independent shops and many art galleries including the Tate and the Barbara Hepworth Museum. This video by Chris Rule of Shiney Eye, filmed during the April bank holiday captures the town’s atmosphere perfectly. Make sure you watch the whole video because the ending is beautiful.
If you weren’t already daydreaming about St Ives after watching the video, check out all of St Ives beautiful beaches below 🙂 Click each beach for more info!
1. Carbis Bay beach
A beautiful sheltered beach, surrounded by lush greenery with an easy train link to the town.
2. Porthminster Beach
As you step out of St Ives railway station you are practically on Porthminster beach! Lots of space and great for families.
3. Harbour Beach
Right in the heart of St Ives with a lovely vibrant atmosphere.
4. Bamaluz Beach
A tidal beach, tucked away behind the harbour wall and dog friendly all year round!
5. Porthgwidden Beach
The perfect sun trap, sheltered by ‘the island’.
6. Porthmeor Beach
St Ives’ largest beach, popular with surfers and has the famous Tate Gallery as a backdrop. Not bad!
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