Bamaluz beach is an elusive little cove that is not there as often as it is there! Known locally as the ‘secret beach’ Bamaluz is only really a beach at low tide. It is a great get away spot, rarely getting busy even in the height of summer. Whilst at midday the beach is a sun trap it does tend to fall into the shade later in the day due to the terrace of tall houses behind.
Bamaluz beach is located between the harbour and Porthgwidden beach and is accessed by a set of steep steps just in front of the St Ives Museum at Wheal Dream. With rock pools and boulders to clamber over there is plenty for kids to do, however, there is no lifeguard service and the nearest facilities are around the corner at Porthgwidden. Bamaluz beach is dog friendly and dogs are allowed on the beach all year round.
It is at Bamaluz that local author Phil Moran’s series of Soggy Bear books begins. Soggy is left on top of a sandcastle as the tide comes in getting washed out to sea only to be rescued by a local fisherman.