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St Ives Harbour Beach

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This is just a short distance form Porthgwidden Beach:

The focal point of the town and very central. It has a long frontage taking in 'The Wharf' 'Smeatons Pier' with the Life Boat Station at one end.
Well sheltered from the prevailing winds it offers a safe haven for numerous small craft. The harbour frontage has several cafes/pubs/small shops and several of the St Ives Holiday Apartments are to be found here. Needless to say this gets extremely busy in high season, but in a nice sort of way. Perhaps the influence of its popularity with families.
The harbour beach has excellent sand quality and very popular with the bucket and spade brigade. A popular pastime for children is 'hand lining' for crabs off the wall at high tide.
There are various car parks close to the harbour but in high season parking can be difficult.
Toilets close by.
Cafes/restaurants are all available.
Dog ban Easter to Oct. 1st.