The Beach

The Beach

Welcome to Porthminster Beach. Located right next to St Ives branch line station, the station car park and a short walk from St Ives town centre. Porthminster is ideally located for your perfect day at the beach. Awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Award which guarantees the highest of standards, we are very proud to be continually picked out as one of the best beaches in the UK. As well as the golden sand, azure blue seas and stunning views of St Ives Bay, we have some of the best beach facilities available from our fish and chip take away, sandwich bars, a fully licensed beach bar, pasty shops to beach shops stocked with everything you could possibly want for a day at the beach.


Takeaway & Bar

Our venture garnered accolades in its first year of opening, actually making it into the Top 5 Fish & Chip Shops in the West Country. Situated below the restaurant, you can take advantage of our seating area which is nestled right on the beach.

Visit Our Townside Takeaway

Situated at the other end of the beach to our Café/Restaurant, the takeaway has been set up with families in mind. 

We have created a menu of traditional snacks typical for the beach; including Cornish pasties, freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and baguettes (which can be made to order), chips, hamburgers, hot dogs, hot and cold drinks. We also appreciate that we have to be price competitive and are confident we offer value for money as well as convenience.  

The Beach
The Beach

Ice Cream Parlour

Located on the ‘townside’ end of the beach the parlour caters for everyone with a wide variety of Cornish ice creams, sundaes, milkshakes, ice cream floats, cones and tubs.

Gin & Cocktail Bar

In conjunction with the Townside Takeaway, our Beach Bar offers value for money with a selection of leading brand spirits, premium beers, local ales and ciders, and jugs of Pimms and sangria. The drinks can be enjoyed on our Mediterranean style sun decked terrace which is ideally positioned on our inimitable sand.

Beach Shops

Forgotten anything for your day at the beach? Not only do we cater for you with our shops, we also stock everything from wetsuits and dinghies, to toys and sweets. Also the shops hire out deckchairs, windbreaks and parasols for your convenience.

The Beach

Garden Bar

Our putting green’s 19th hole has recently expanded to include a fully licensed bar, freshly ground coffee, cream teas and much more …. Such as our barbeque which offers local handmade burgers, locally caught fish and vegetarian options.

The Beach
The Beach

Beach Pods

Situated beneath the steep slopes of Porthminster Point, right on the beach with panoramic views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse. Porthminster Beach currently has 36 chalets which are only available to hire on a daily basis at the moment. Our chalets offer daytime freedom for all the family to store their beach goods and to come and go as they please. Each chalet comes equipped with two deckchairs. Further items such as parasols and windbreaks can be hired daily or at a special weekly rate from the shops located on the beach.

For booking enquiries please email:

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