Town Beach, St. Ives
Also known as St. Ives Harbour Beach, Town Beach is found by walking west from the excellent Porthminster Beach, right in the middle of St. Ives. East facing, Town beach has golden sand and is sheltered by Smeaton's Pier. The numerous small boats at their moorings here make the beach very photogenic and images of it have graced many a calendar.
At high tide there remains a little triangle of sand near the three arches supporting the pier. Its proximity to the town, means that the beach has excellent facilities with a host of places to eat and drink, the down side is that it may become crowded in Summer. Overlooked by some wooden seats and the ancient ‘Sloop Inn’, Town Beach is definitely worth a visit... and with four other beaches surrounding the town there should be space for everyone.
Please note: There is a seasonal dog ban from Easter day to the first of October.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✔ Tourist information
✘ Seasonal dog ban
✔ Rescue equipment
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.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: