Porthgwidden beach - circular walks

Porthgwidden beach

The beach at Porthgwidden, Cornwall

Porthgwidden is Cornish for "white cove", possibly based on the pale colour of the sand when dried out by the sun as the beach is quite a long, sheltered inlet. Ironically it's now possibly St Ives' most colourful beach due to the beach huts along the back.

Circular walks visiting Porthgwidden beach

  • 4.3 miles/7 km - Moderate

    St Ives

    St Ives Harbour

    St Ives

    4.3 miles/7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk at St Ives along the granite coastline and white sandy beaches which have inspired so many artists, through some of the most famous parts of the town including the harbour, The Island and The Tate, and via the church and holy well of the Celtic girl Ia who, according to legend, was the first to settle here.

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