Porthmeor beach is a short walk through the centre of St Ives town, just follow the people with surf boards because this is the beach to enjoy some serious surfing. Whether you favour boogie or malibu, the Atlantic swells roll onto the beach to provide some ideal sets. There is a small car park but you will need to be early and don't be tempted to park on the road, you will be fined. During the summer season, lifeguard support is provided and the Surf School is open to hire wetsuits and boards or even lessons for beginners.