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St Ives-Harbour Beach
St Ives Harbour Beach, nestled in the heart of the town, is a picturesque and bustling beach, especially popular during low tide when its golden sands extend widely. Ideal for families, the beach is sheltered within the harbor, offering calm waters for swimming and a perfect spot for building sandcastles. The beach's proximity to the town center provides easy access to a variety of shops, galleries, eateries, and the famous Tate St Ives art gallery. Its location offers stunning views across the bay and is a great place to observe the comings and goings of boats in the harbor.

Location

St Ives,
TR26 1LP,
South West

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Our Day at St Ives-Harbour Beach

Hunting for Sea Glass

While I have not personally visited this particular beach, the information provided on this site is a compilation of contributions and experiences from a community of individuals who have. Their insights offer a broad view of what to expect and how to maximize your sea glass hunting adventure there. If you have had the opportunity to explore this location and gather sea glass, your input would be highly valued. By sharing your experience, tips, or any unique finds in the comment section below, you can help enrich this resource for future visitors and fellow enthusiasts. Your knowledge and perspective are what make this community informative and engaging, so please don’t hesitate to contribute.

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Parking

While parking in St Ives itself can be limited, there are several car parks around the town's outskirts. The Park and Ride service is a convenient option, especially in summer. If you choose to drive into town, early arrival is recommended to secure a parking spot due to high demand.

Directions

From Truro, take the A30 west, then the A3074 directly into St Ives. Follow signs for the town center or harbor. Parking in St Ives can be challenging, especially during peak season, so consider using the Park and Ride service from Lelant Saltings. Once in the town, the harbor beach is easily accessible on foot, being centrally located and well-signposted.

Toilets

Public toilets are available close to the harbor and throughout the town center.

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