There are 8 sandy beaches in St Ives and Carbis Bay. There are more beaches nearby at Hayle and Godrevy on the other side of the Hayle Estuary and there are lots of sandy coves along the West Cornwall Heritage Coast
These are our favourites:
Barrepta Cove (Carbis Bay)
Swimming Water Sports Hire
Between Carbis bay & Porthkidney Sands.
Over a mile of sandy beach
There are 3 beaches on the far side of the Hayle Estuary.
(Note that you cannot cross the estuary at the beach.)
3 miles of sandy beaches.
Sand Dunes.Popular Surfing Beach, National Trust.
Spectacular rock coves, seals, National Trust.
There are many beautiful coves and beaches nearby around the West Cornwall Heritage Coast,
here are a few of our favourites:
20 min walk from Pendeen Watch
30 min walk from engine house car park.
Surfing & Swimming.
“song of the sea” caves
45 min walk from Polgigga.
Further afield but worth the trip.
Surfing & Swimming
20 minute walk from Treen or Porthcurno