Holidays on Porthmeor beach, St Ives

Porthmeor is one of the most iconic beaches in St Ives, attracting many a happy visitor with its breath-taking sunsets, great surf and wonderful beachside facilities.

Where to stay?

We have two fantastic self-catering apartments in St Ives that sit right over Porthmeor Beach with amazing sea views, your own private balcony plus you’re so close to the sea you can smell it in the air!

Atlantic Blue

Atlantic Blue is a fantastic dog friendly holiday apartment in St Ives that sits on the Island side of Porthmeor within St Nicholas Court. Being on the edge of The Island, the walk to the beach is seconds away rather than minutes! Stroll to St Nicholas’ Chapel which stands proud on the grassy headland between Porthmeor beach and Porthgwidden beach and let your heart be captured by the beautiful scenery surrounding you.

Atlantic Blue boasts amazing views over Porthmeor beach and Clodgy Head which can be enjoyed from the kitchen or your own private balcony. There is truly no better way to start you day than with a fresh coffee and hearing the sounds of the waves crashing against the shore. Spectacular sunsets can be enjoyed from this wonderful self-catering apartment which is in the heart of a very special part of Cornwall.

To find out more about Atlantic Blue and for a chance to experience the views for yourself, follow this link!

20 Barnaloft

The Barnaloft apartments are quintessentially ‘St Ives’. They’ve been an addition to Porthmeor Beach since the early 1960s and, since then, have been one of the most sought after spots in the town. Many happy memories have been made in Barnaloft over the years with families returning year after year!

This holiday apartment by the beach will truly take you breath away as soon as you walk through the door. The views over Porthmeor beach look as if they were taken from a famous St Ives painting! As you walk through the kitchen and living room you’ll be pulled towards the glass sliding doors that take you to your own personal balcony sitting quite literally metres above the sand. Although the beach is just below you, you’ll find it hard to stop enjoying the views from the comfort of the outdoor sofa.

When choosing a luxury holiday home in Cornwall above a beach, we really do feel you will fall in love with St Ives and this view forever more!

To see more of 20 Barnaloft and book, here’s the link!

Food & Drink

Porthmeor beach is not just known for its great sand, sea, surf and places to stay but also the impeccable food! 

Porthmeor Beach Cafe
Located centrally on the beach, this beachside cafe is somewhere we would recommend to all of our guests, so do try and book a table well in advance of your stay. The experience is second to none, as is the food! Their unique ‘pods’ with heaters and blankets make for a romantic dining experience and, being just seconds from the sand and sea simply adds to the most perfect backdrop.

Their tapas style menu means it is a great location to sit and share delicious food and make wonderful memories with friends and family!

Porthmeor West 
Over on the west-side of Porthmeor you have ‘West’. This outdoor/partially covered restaurant and takeaway is open from spring to autumn and they offer some of the best pizzas in St Ives, freshly made everyday! It is the perfect spot to head to after a day in the surf and there is really no better view to enjoy a cold beer and pizza from.

Porthmeor Takeaway

If it is a glorious day and you simply can’t draw yourself away from the water’s edge, Porthmeor also has a fantastic takeaway for you. From pasties and chips to squid or a falafel salad, they’ve got you covered! Not to mention, the takeaway Pimms is perfect for a sunny day.