Walks visiting Porthminster beach

The beach at Porthminster, Cornwall

Porthminster beach is sandy at all states of the tide. It can get pretty crowded in summer especially at high tide. On a low spring tide, it joins up with the beach at St Ives harbour, making it possible to walk between the two along the sand.

  • 4.2 miles/6.8 km - Moderate

    St Ives to Carbis Bay

    St Ives to Carbis Bay

    4.2 miles/6.8 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from St Ives through the Steeple Woods nature reserve to the monument overlooking St Ives Bay where the eccentric quinquennial ceremony of John Knill has been performed for over 200 years, returning along the coast via the white sandy beaches of Carbis Bay and Porthminster.

  • 4.3 miles/7 km - Moderate

    Lelant to St Ives

    Lelant to St Ives

    4.3 miles/7 km - Moderate

    A one-way walk to St Ives along the beaches from Lelant including the vast expanse of Porthkidney Sands, Carbis Bay and Porthminster Beach using the bus to make the route circular.

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