Category: Beaches

Swim Safe in St Ives: Summer Water Safety for Kids in Cornwall

If your kids love splashing about in the sea, have you thought about sending them for a sea safety lesson? It’s fun, it’s free, and it’ll help to keep your kids safe this summer.

 

The RNLI and Swim England have teamed up to provide a programme of Swim Safe sessions for children aged 7-14. These hour-long sessions are held on beaches across the country, and are designed to help kids stay safe in the sea. We send our children off to the St Ives sessions at the start of every summer – and they absolutely love them. They even get a free T-shirt!

 

Our favourite St Ives beaches

We’re so lucky to be close to St Ives, with its selection of beautiful beaches. It sometimes feels like we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which beach to head down to on a sunny day. It’s not surprising that our guests often ask us to recommend local beaches. It’s like having children: you simply can’t choose a favourite!

 

So, here’s our guide to the sands of St Ives from west to east, with a brief run-down on what each beach does best. Every one has its own character and facilities, and we love them all. Which one is the best beach for you?