The Restaurant

Whether you’re starting your day with a freshly ground coffee and breakfast roll from our takeaway (weather dependent) or joining us in the restaurant for a classic crab linguine or fish and chips, you are guaranteed a friendly warm welcome and spectacular views of St Ives Bay overlooking Godrevy Lighthouse, Gwithian, and Hayle Sands. Cocktails, local beers, wine and champagne are available from our fully licensed bar.

As a beach-side cafe we welcome dogs at Porthgwidden, if you wish to bring your four-legged friends along whilst you eat and drink, please let us know ahead of your reservation by calling the restaurant or including a note on your online booking.


The Restaurant
The Restaurant

The Setting

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 Restaurant
The Restaurant


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.


Food Miles

We use local suppliers where possible to help the environment by reducing the products’ journey thus cutting down on transportation and gas emissions.

Porthgwidden Beach Café Vouchers

The Perfect Gift For Friends Or Family.

Treat friends or loved ones, or choose the perfect corporate gift, by giving the experience of a meal at Porthgwidden Beach. Eating the finest food in Cornwall while drinking in the finest view.


Porthgwidden Beach Restaurant Vouchers St Ives


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