The Beach

Below the main restaurant sits the Porthgwidden Take Away & Bar. Enjoy alfresco dining from our wooden benches just up from the beach itself with quick and easy access to the Beach Shop, where you can find everything you need to transform your day at the beach from buckets and spades to creamy Cornish Ice Cream.

The Takeaway & Bar and Beach Shop are subject to seasonal opening times and may not be open all year around.

The Beach
The Beach


Whilst dogs are allowed and encouraged outside our takeaway, and on our covered terrace area of our café, because of a council ban, dogs are not allowed on the sand between the first Sunday before Easter and 30th September each year. Outside of this time period, responsible dog owners are welcomed on the beach.



There are bins provided across the beach. We also provide recycling bins to encourage our visitors to not only keep the beaches clean but to help the environment as well.


Book A Beach Pod

Reserve one of our beach pods for your holiday, giving you the freedom to store your beach kit at the beach and to come and go as you please.

Book A Pod

Beach Safety

Porthgwidden Beach is directly overlooked by the St Ives National Coast Guard Institute station which is manned 365 days a year. It is safe for swimming between the headlands and in the summer months, a line of buoys mark the safe bathing area. There are a number of safety notices located around the perimeter of the beach with Lifebuoys and important Beach Safety Information.

The RNLI has a page on their website about beach safety: if you would like more information.


For all beach enquires please give us a call on the number below:

Beach Enquiries

01736 796791