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Description by Outdoor Swimming Society on behalf of Outdoor Swimming Society

Come on in, the water’s lovely! Well, it certainly is in the summer but who will brave the waves on Boxing Day?Join in the fun from 12 noon on Porthminster Beach. If you don’t fancy a dip yourself, then do go along and cheer on the swimmers. There’ll be hot chocolate and bacon butties from the beach café to keep you warm.

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Description by Tim Havenith who added this swim

An area of sea that is sectioned off and patrolled by the RNLI. Lots of space for swimming and the waves aren't as large as other areas in St. Ives. Good for swimming.
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  • Added: 05/01/2013

    Porthmeor Beach is the main surfing beach in St Ives, but when there's no surf the sea is a great beach for swimming off. The whole beach is about 400- 450m wide and in summer there's often swimmers including me in August doing lengths or should I say widths!

    • Submerged objects

    This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

    This is not an actual threat but on the Island side of the beach is the submerged boiler of the SS Alba which went down off St Ives in 1938. The boiler is well submerged at high tide but may be seen at particularly low tides.

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