St Ives Bay has two main areas. The beaches on the St Ives side of the estuary and then the long beach on the Hayle side of the estuary.
The Hayle side has 3 miles of sandy beach backed by sand dunes ("Towans") and cliffs. The beach stretches from St Ives estuary up to Godrevy beach, just off the point you will see the Godrevy lighthouse built in 1859.
This whole bay provides a wide range of activities including relaxing on a quite stretch, rock pools, canoeing, fishing, surfing and kitesurfing. As the beach area is so large plenty of room for everyone.
When you have finished on the beach move up to St Ives town and browse around the Tate gallery.
This is really an ideal spot to base a Cornish beach/seaside holiday!
The beach can be reached at various points (see details of each beach). Facilities include summer lifeguards, cafe, pub, toilets.
We have no dog information for St Ives Bay beach.