Porthmeor Beach is the westernmost of St. Ives' beaches and is a favourite with surfers and bodyboarders. It lies behind the town and is overlooked by the Tate St. Ives Art Gallery and Visitor Attraction.
North facing, Porthmeor Beach is bounded to the west by Carrack Du and Clodgy Point; to the east by St. Ives Island. Consisting of fine golden sand the beach is still quite large even at high tide and, along with Bamalüaut;z, is the favoured destination for surfers.
All the usual facilities are found in the town. RNLI Lifeguards patrol Porthmeor from May until the end of September as well as during the Easter Holiday and the autumn half term week.
A seasonal dog ban applies on Porthmeor between Easter Day and 30th September.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Lifeguard in summer
✘ Seasonal dog ban
✔ Good Surfing
OS Explorer Map 102: Land's End
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.