With over 12 golden beaches with turquoise waters to choose between St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse you will be spoilt for choice in St Ives. Some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK can be found here in Cornwall. Choose from sheltered beaches of Carbis Bay and Porthminster Beach, or the the uncrowded Hayle Towans Beach which is 5km long. Another favourite is St Ives Harbour Beach which is in St Ives centre. However this is difficult to access by car as parking in St Ives can be very difficult especially in high season.