With white sands lapped by azure seas, St Ives’ Porthminster Beach is among Britain’s best beaches. A sheltered, palm-shrouded strand, from where seals are often spotted, it is a favourite of bathers and local sand sculptors. Seasonal lifeguards. Dog ban May–Sept, 8am–7pm.
Best Places to stay near Porthminster Beach
YHA Lands EndPenzance, Cornwall, South West England
Letcha Vean, St Just-in-Penwith, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7NT
A well-managed camping and glamping site on the fingertip of England, all within walking distance of the beach.
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