Beauty & the beach

Due to popular demands the pods are now fully booked until the end of August.

If you would like to come along on the night, we have a limited number of outside tables available - we advise you to come early to avoid disappointment.


Located in St Ives just below the TATE, Porthmeor beach Café is a truly magical place. 

With a buzzing atmosphere, alfresco dining and imaginative cocktails we serve breakfast, lunch and tapas through to evening dining. Our friendly staff will greet you with a choice of inside, on the terrace, or tucked away in our cosy heated booths. We boast the best sunset in the west, perfect for people watching, checking the surf, and even the occasional dolphin show.

We don't reserve for breakfast or lunch, feel free to just come along. Reservations are taken for dinner only.

Summer opening hours

Early May 2019 until 28th September 2019

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, tapas, dinner, cakes and drinks from 08:30 until 22:00.


From 29th September 2019

We will be open daily 09:00 - 16:30 and also Friday and Saturday evenings until 21:00.

Additionally, between 20th and 26th October 2019 we will be open 09:00 - 22:00 every day.

We only reserve tables for dinner 17:30-21:00. To book please call our office daily between 09:00-17:00 on 01736 793366.

Please note we do not book tables for breakfast or lunch.


From 27th October 2019 until Early Spring 2020

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, tapas, cakes and drinks from 09:30 until 16:30. Also open Friday and Saturday evenings until 21:00 for dinner and tapas.


Please note we will be closed on 25th and 26th December 2019. We will be open 09:30 - 21:00 between 27th & 30th December 2019. On 31st December 2019 we will be open from 09:30 until 16:30. We will be closed on 1st January 2020. On 2nd January we will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 09:30 - 21:00 and on 3rd January we will resume with our normal winter opening hours 09:30-16:30 daily and until 21:00 on Fridays & Saturdays.


sit back and relax at our open air cocktail bar with its panoramic views.

From the fisherman’s chapel on the island, past the boiler of the alba shipwreck, along to the rugged cliffs of clodgy view, our fresh, innovative cocktail list will bring you the classics with a twist. Come along for a pre-dinner cocktail, enjoy them at the comfort of your table, or just grab a stool and take in the view.

Open end of May to end of September