Porthgwidden Beach Café overlooks the stunning Porthgwidden Beach. During the winter months, only our terrace will be open as a sheltered takeaway, so you can still enjoy a Hot Chocolate and the stunning views in the warmth.
We are offering breakfast baps along with amazing Tuscan-style Pizzas and daily specials. Our Fully Licensed Bar offers local beers, wines, and champagne or simply just a cup of freshly ground coffee with a piece of cake. Tables are available on a first-come-first-served basis, with all orders, food, and drink collection operating from the bar. The terraced area is also dog-friendly for customers who wish to be accompanied by their dog whilst they eat and drink.
You are guaranteed a friendly warm welcome and spectacular views of St Ives Bay overlooking Godrevy Lighthouse, Gwithian, and Hayle Sands.
We will be open daily from 9am and closing at around 5pm most days subject to the weather. We will resume our full restaurant service next summer.
Tucked between the grassy slopes of ‘The Island’ and the town’s picturesque harbour, Porthgwidden Beach is one of St Ives’ best kept secrets. Slip around cobbled corners, meander down twisting lanes and eventually you’ll find the small and sheltered bay, home to a café beloved of summer visitors and locals alike.
Relax and enjoy the view from this vantage point overlooking the golden sands and sparkling sea. If you’re lucky you might just spot a pod of dolphins passing by. In the winter shelter from the elements can be found inside and on the new, fully enclosed glass terrace which remains heated and cosy in all weathers. In the summer the sun soaked deck has a Mediterranean feel as guests bask in the sea air, and the sounds of the Cornish coast drift up from the beach below.
The café recycles as much as possible to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill sites. There are mixed recycling bins available across the beach to encourage visitors not only to keep our beaches clean but also to help the environment by recycling as well.
We use local suppliers where possible to help the environment by reducing the products’ journey thus cutting down on transportation and gas emissions.
To book a table please follow the link below.