Pumping on Porthmeor Feb 2017
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Porthmeor beach is the largest beach in St Ives. Due to its westerly facing, it is popular with families and surfers alike. During the summer the waves are generally more mellow, ideal for family body boarding or surf lessons at the Surf School which runs all summer. Autumn then brings in the Atlantic weather systems which can produce excellent surfing conditions, best watched from the cafe with a large cappuccino. Porthmeor Beach Restaurant is ideal for enjoying a meal overlooking the beach while the sun sets over Mans Head
Porthmeor Beach has been awarded a Blue Flag and Seaside Award for 2016.
Porthmeor Beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer season.
Overlooked by the St Ives Tate Gallery, Porthmeor Beach offers waves that are suitable for beginners to intermediate. Porthmeor beach faces a n/nw direction so it is fairly sheltered from west or south west swells. During a South Westerly wind it blows cross-offshore making it a useful spot when most of the North coast is blown out. Works best from low – mid tide. Gets very crowded in the Summer months.