Holidays in Porthminster Beach

Porthminster Beach featuring a coastal town and a sandy beach

Holidays in Porthminster Beach

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Rent a hut and play mini-golf with your family with a picturesque backdrop of headland cliffs, the sea and the Godrevy Lighthouse.

The moon-shaped Porthminster Beach is among the prettiest stretches of sand in St. Ives. Sheltered by grassy headlands and in proximity to the town center, the beach is an ideal family vacation spot with excellent facilities and clean conditions. Swim with the kids in the calm, pristine water and enjoy views of the glimmering sea.

Admire the scenic headlands, golden sand and turquoise water. Across St. Ives Bay to the east is Godrevy Lighthouse, a structure that inspired acclaimed author Virginia Woolf’s novel To the Lighthouse. Look for surfers and stand-up paddleboarders practicing out on the waves.

Pay for a beach hut for the afternoon to have some private space for your family. The beach holds Blue Flag certification, which means it meets strict criteria for water quality, services and safety. Lifeguards also patrol this beach in summer.

Work on your swing at the 18-hole mini-golf course, which overlooks the sea. Set beneath the cliff of Porthminster Point is the award-winning Porthminster Beach Café, which serves seafood meals and snacks as well as refreshments. Many of the ingredients served are grown in the adjoining vegetable garden.

Walk along the empty beach in winter and watch the powerful waves thrashing ashore. Dogs are banned from the beach during the busy summer months but are welcome in winter. This region experiences one of the mildest climates in the country, affording plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun during summer.

Visit Porthminster Gallery on the northern flank of the beach. Admire the contemporary paintings and ceramics inspired by local towns, landscapes and seascapes.

Porthminster Beach is less than 10 minutes from St. Ives Railway Station by foot. Walking here from nearby Porthmeor Beach will take around 15 minutes. If driving, be aware that the parking lot overlooking the beach gets very busy during peak months so consider using park and ride services at Lelant Saltings instead.

2466 Cheap Hotels Near Porthminster Beach

The St Ives Bay Hotel
The St Ives Bay Hotel
3.5 out of 5
The Terrace, Cornwall, St Ives, England, TR26 2BN
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$200 per night from 12 Jun. to 13 Jun.
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in St Ives. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall ...
3/5 (87 reviews)
Overnight stay
"Nice easy stop over to go to a party. Staff pleasant and friendly."

Reviewed on 15 Nov. 2021

The St Ives Bay Hotel
St Ives Harbour Hotel
St Ives Harbour Hotel
4 out of 5
The Terrace, St Ives, England, TR26 2BN
The price is AU$342 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in St Ives. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free valet parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (335 reviews)
"Beautiful property, great views, excellent facilities - restaurant and bar, spa, professional and very helpful staff."

Reviewed on 9 Apr. 2022

St Ives Harbour Hotel
Tregenna Castle Resort
Tregenna Castle Resort
3 out of 5
Tregenna Castle Estate, Treloyon Avenue, St Ives, England, TR26 2DE
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$248 per night from 12 Jun. to 13 Jun.
Stay at this 3-star golf resort in St Ives. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (529 reviews)
"Fairytale comes true in staying in a castle! Staff is attentive and helpful. Rooms could use some updating."

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

Tregenna Castle Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Porthminster Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Ocean House
Ocean House
3 out of 5
16 Park Avenue, St Ives, England, TR26 2DN
The price is AU$193 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Ocean House
St Ives Harbour Hotel
St Ives Harbour Hotel
4 out of 5
The Terrace, St Ives, England, TR26 2BN
The price is AU$342 per night from 25 May to 26 May
St Ives Harbour Hotel
Tregenna Castle Resort
Tregenna Castle Resort
3 out of 5
Tregenna Castle Estate, Treloyon Avenue, St Ives, England, TR26 2DE
The price is AU$248 per night from 12 Jun. to 13 Jun.
Tregenna Castle Resort
The St Ives Bay Hotel
The St Ives Bay Hotel
3.5 out of 5
The Terrace, Cornwall, St Ives, England, TR26 2BN
The price is AU$200 per night from 12 Jun. to 13 Jun.
The St Ives Bay Hotel
Pedn Olva
Pedn Olva
3 out of 5
West Porthminster Beach, St Ives, England, TR26 2EA
Pedn Olva
Lifeboat Inn
Lifeboat Inn
3.5 out of 5
Wharf Rd, St Ives, England, TR26 1LF
The price is AU$364 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Lifeboat Inn
Pretty Penny B&B
Pretty Penny B&B
4 out of 5
13 Draycott Terrace, St Ives, England, TR26 2EF
Pretty Penny B&B
MERMAID - Lovely seaside apartment 2 minutes from the beach, with parking
MERMAID - Lovely seaside apartment 2 minutes from the beach, with parking
St Ives, ENG
MERMAID - Lovely seaside apartment 2 minutes from the beach, with parking
GOLD Award, spa, gym, pool membership, bay view terrace, parking
GOLD Award, spa, gym, pool membership, bay view terrace, parking
St Ives, ENG
GOLD Award, spa, gym, pool membership, bay view terrace, parking
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.