Reasons to visit Cornwall...
Visit the beaches
One of the most popular reasons to visit Cornwall is for its world-famous award-winning beaches. There is plenty of options with over 300 beaches dotted around the Cornish coast, from golden sand that stretches for miles to small, sheltered coves, Cornwall has them all, the small fishing town of St Ives has 5 all to itself!
5 Reasons To Visit St Ives
There is 5 beachs!
Porthminster – With the perfect location right next to the train station, Porthminster is a long sandy beach and its nicely sheltered so usually stays quite calm. The beach is lucky enough to have an amazing restaurant right on the sand, Porthminster beach café is known for serving fine food right on the beachfront.
Harbour beach – Situated within the thick granite harbour walls this is actually still a working harbour. This is the most central beach right in the heart of St Ives surrounded by cafes, shops, and restaurants. Including St Ives oldest pub ‘The Sloop’. The harbour walls keep the beach sheltered and the waters calm enough to swim but watch out for boats!
Porthmeor – Just Infront of the world-famous Tate gallery lies the golden sand of Porthmeor beach, there is a surf school on the beach and Porthmeor café enjoys amazing views of the Atlantic ocean.
Porthgwidden – A sandy cove on the opposite side of the headland to Porthmeor, not quite as crowded and a bit more spacious than the harbour beach makes it the perfect sunbathing spot. Some great facilities include Porthgwidden café, snack shop and there’s even beach huts for hire!
Bamaluz – Around the corner from Porthgwidden is the almost secret beach which is only accessible at low tide via steep steps. A small quiet beach which is ideal for those early morning swims.
5 beaches to choose from in one location!? We could finish the blog here, but we have 4 other equally great reasons to come and visit so please keep reading...
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