Harbour Beach is a south-facing beach which sits in an enviable position in the centre of the popular resort of St Ives, Cornwall. Sheltered from the Atlantic by its harbour walls (St Ives is still a working harbour), on a fine summers day this tidal beach is a wonderful sun-trap.
St Ives boasts a fine selection of shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs, galleries and more, all within seconds of the beach. A stroll along the promenade with a pasty or an ice cream is a must (but watch out for the seagulls).
St Ives is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cornwall. As such it boasts a plentiful supply of self catering accommodation, in St Ives holiday cottages and, further afield, in neighbouring Carbis Bay holiday cottages.
Car parking is available in St Ives but St Ives’ town car parks can fill up very quickly, particularly in peak seasons. Access to the car parks is down narrow lanes and is not recommended for the faint-hearted. Out of town parking is recommended. A fine alternative is to take the scenic train ride from St Erth. There is restricted access for dogs on the beach from Easter to October.