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

28th March - 4thNovember 2019

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

To book a table please call: 01736 793366.

Please note we only take reservations for dinner and our office hours for bookings are 09:30 - 16:30 daily.


Mid-November 2019 - Early Spring 2020

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, tapas, cakes and drinks from 09:30 until 16:30

please note we are also open Friday and Saturday evenings until 21:00 for dinner and tapas

Please note we will be closed between 19th January & 13th February 2020 for essential maintenance and cleaning.


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