St Ives Most Beautiful Beaches
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St Ives and the Most Beautiful Beaches
St Ives' placement is ideal in terms of shelter and views.
The town itself is tucked in on the Western shore of St Ives Bay and protected by St Ives Island and Smeaton’s Pier.
The streets which wind about near the harbour are narrow, close and quaint. These are cobbled paths which twist and turn to reveal tiny cottages, banks of potted flowers and hanging baskets.
Ice-cream coloured doorways lead to Aladdin’s Cave shops and galleries. You can also discover cosy cafés serving the famous Cornish cream teas and ice cream.
This is a town to get lost in. It is a place which even the wanderer can find some fascinating spot to while away hours or even days…and that’s even before we consider the beaches.
St Ives has four beaches;
- Porthmeor: a popular surfing spot
- Porthgwidden: which is a small sandy cove
- The Harbour Beach: which is a working harbour where visitors can watch the catches coming in daily
- Porthminster: which is almost a mile long and beautifully sandy
Both Porthgwidden and Porthmeor have lifeguards on duty during the summer months.
Holidays in St Ives
Because the climate here is mild, the beaches are a great place to visit. There are also plenty of organised water sports to take part in. You can also find quiet spots for sitting and enjoying the sound of the sea and the call of the gulls... You might even spot a seal or a basking shark if you look carefully!
There’s something for everyone in terms of beach life here. The water here is extremely clean thanks to the constant and strict watch which is kept on the quality... The beaches here are considered to be probably the cleanest bathing waters in Western Europe.
From fishing boats to soft, golden sand and from wildlife to surfing the beaches in St Ives literally have it all. No matter what time of the year you visit, you certainly won’t forget the beauty of the place in a hurry.