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Peter's Point Beach

St Ives, Cornwall

Peters Point beach is part of the 3 miles of Golden sands at Hayle. A sandy beach at low tide with rocky areas and little cut off coves at high tide. The beach is backed by fairly unstable shale cliffs with a footpath carved into the cliff face providing limited access. It is the start of the “dog friendly” section and provides a section of beach that allows for people to get away from the crowds. There is no vehicular access at all.

Beach Type



Toilets, shops and a campsite


Popular with surfers

Water Quality

Not Tested




Dog friendly.

Tourist Information VisitCornwall. Pydar House. Pydar Street. Truro. Cornwall TR1 1EA Tel: +44 (0) 1872 322900 Fax: +44 (0) 1872 322895 Email: [email protected]


Nearest town: St Ives
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2184, -5.48037
Postcode: TR26 1SZ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around St Ives, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


Access via Portreath road B3301 from Hayle. Turn left onto unclassified road for Gwithian Towans. Easiest car park is bottom one.

Public Transport

Nearest train station is Hayle 5 miles from Godrevy. Bus routes 501 (summer only)

Nearest Railway Stations

St Ives (Cornwall) (Less than a mile away)
Carbis Bay (About a mile and a half away)
Lelant Saltings (Approx. 3 miles away)
Lelant (Approx. 3 miles away)
Hayle (Approx. 3 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available at Gwithian towans (pay attendant).

Nearby Car Parks

The Island, St Ives (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Sloop, St Ives (Short stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Smeatons Pier, St Ives (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Porthmeor, St Ives (Short stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Barnoon, St Ives (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
The Stennack, St Ives (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Park Avenue, St Ives (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
St Ives Station, St Ives (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Trenwith, St Ives (Medium/Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Carbis Bay Station, St. Ives (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in St Ives