This hidden sandy cove is on the spot of the former Wheal Dream tin mine with some of the wall intact. It’s located between the harbour and Porthgwidden beach and is very often quiet and a spot enjoyed by locals. It’s sheltered by the walls (but this also means it doesn’t always get full sun). It also reduces in size a lot at high tide, almost disappearing in the high Spring tides. The tides come in quickly here and can often catch you out. The beach is very popular with dog walkers, as there are no seasonal dog restrictions. It also nestles underneath the treasure trove, which is the St Ives museum.