Beaches of St Ives

Transport for Cornwall

The beaches in St Ives are world-famous, and in the winter months, you get to explore the coast without the crowds. The number 17 bus from Penzance station takes you into the heart of St Ives, with the Malakoff bus station just moments from Porthminster beach. See this timetable and more here.

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This listing has been curated by the EXPERIENCE West Cornwall team and was correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We advise that you contact the venue or provider directly to confirm any seasonal opening details and to book the experience.

Cape Cornwall is part of the West Penwith International Dark Sky Park. The car park does have a slope, but it allows you to drive to a spot where you can see the stars over the ocean. There is a wonderful little café and accessible toilet facilities (usually open seven days a week from 10.30-16.30). Visit the National Trust website for more information.

For somewhere a little easier to access, head to Marazion to see the stars above St Michael’s Mount. There is an accessible walkway along the seafront and good facilities nearby. As an Access Cornwall reviewer notes, “I love to come here to Marazion and just lie on the wall by the sea and spend time looking up at the stars.”

Discover the joy of pedal power and hop on a Beryl Bike to explore Mount’s Bay. Beryl Bikes are pay-as-you-ride e-bikes that you unlock through the Beryl app. There are pick-up points in Penzance, Newlyn, Mousehole and Marazion, so it’s the ideal way to see more of the coast without your car. Find out more here.

Land’s End Cycle Hire is based at Geevor Tin Mine Museum in Pendeen. They offer bikes for all abilities, from electric and hybrid options to mountain bikes, road bikes, tandems and bikes for younger cyclists. Find out more and book your bike here.