• Welcome to
    Porthminster Beach

    The perfect beach for your St Ives get away. In the summer enjoy the sheltered aspect of the beach away from the prevailing winds, in the winter enjoy the drama as you watch the Atlantic swells crash over Godrevy Lighthouse on the other side of the bay.

About Porthminster Beach

Porthminster Beach, nestled beneath the steep slopes of Porthminster Point, with unbeatable and uninterrupted views to St Ives Harbour on one side and Godrevy Lighthouse, across the Bay, on the other.

No holiday in St Ives would be complete without going to the beach. Porthminster Beach is one of the cleanest beaches in the South West. We have been given the prestigious Blue Flag Award which guarantees the highest of standards.

Porthminster Café, located right on the beach, is a multi-award-winning seafood restaurant. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.

The café specialises in Mediterranean and Asian seafood cuisine and is an oasis of taste and visual beauty.

Breakfast is served from our new Garden Bar adjacent to the restaurant. (weather depending)

Lunch is served daily from 12.00pm – 3.00pm

We are open for dinner: ( 7 evenings a week ) 5.30pm – 9pm

Porthminster Beach Pods

Reserve one of our beach chalets for your holiday, giving you the freedom to store your beach goods and to come and go as you please. Each chalet comes equipped with two deckchairs.

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Porthminster Cookbook

Our new limited edition cookbook.

Two years in the making, this beautiful book not only includes some of the café’s secret recipes but also contains photography of St Ives at its very best.



Many guests take away their beach-side memories in the form of Porthminster Beach Café – The Cookbook, a collection of signature recipes compiled by Executive Chef, Mick Smith. Dishes including the famous Monkfish Curry, Sea bass with Crab Fritters and Chilli Ponzu, and Deconstructed Pimms, can all now be recreated at home.

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Beach Safety

RNLI Lifeguards patrol the beach with daily supervision between 10am and 6.30pm from May to September.