St Ives Harbour beach - circular walks

St Ives Harbour beach

The beach at St Ives Harbour, Cornwall

The beach beside Smeaton's Pier at St Ives is used as a harbour and crossed with mooring ropes for the boats. On low spring tides, it joins with Bamaluz and Porthminster beaches.

Circular walks visiting St Ives Harbour 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.

  • 6.8 miles/11 km - Moderate

    St Ives to Carn Naun

    Coastline at St Ives

    St Ives to Carn Naun

    6.8 miles/11 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from St Ives on the ancient churchway towards Zennor and returning along the rugged coast to Porthmeor, where a Victorian cargo ship and the St Ives lifeboat were both wrecked and the ship's boilers are still visible at low tide.

Download the iWalk Cornwall app and use the QR scanner within the app to find out more about any of the walks above.

The St Ives walk includes St Ives harbour, Smeaton's Pier, island and some of the coastline from St Ives to Zennor. Alternatively the walk from St Ives to Carbis Bay includes John Knill's Steeple and returns to St Ives via Porthminster Beach. On the walk from Lelant to Carbis Bay, you can walk for over a mile along the huge beach of Porth Kidney Sands if you time it for low tide.