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Great beach with good amenities and a surf school.

Lovely clean beach with great facilities. Nice food and drink served. Plus a good surf school which... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dannyh83
via mobile
Too crowded

I love this beach having lived in st ives for three years, but when the season gets underway with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
davidnewton2017
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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This half-mile-long beach with firm sands is a popular recreational area around St. Ives, where all amenities are available, including beach chalets.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“surf school” (67 reviews)
“great waves” (14 reviews)
“body boarding” (30 reviews)
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St Ives, England
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"surf school"
in 67 reviews
"great waves"
in 14 reviews
"body boarding"
in 30 reviews
"tate gallery"
in 47 reviews
"rock pools"
in 32 reviews
"great facilities"
in 16 reviews
"great cafe"
in 16 reviews
"plenty of space"
in 18 reviews
"life guards"
in 18 reviews
"on duty"
in 13 reviews
"golden sands"
in 22 reviews
"white sand"
in 11 reviews
"lovely sand"
in 12 reviews
"centre of st ives"
in 10 reviews
"out of season"
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"sunny day"
in 14 reviews
"car park"
in 19 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely clean beach with great facilities. Nice food and drink served. Plus a good surf school which the wife enjoyed. Not quite as sheltered as Carbis Bay.

Thank Dannyh83
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I love this beach having lived in st ives for three years, but when the season gets underway with tourists it turns into my worst nightmare people setting up icebreakers not as icebreakers but as a way to claim the beach i actually saw a...More

1  Thank davidnewton2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ideal beach for family fun, clean soft sand and crystal clear sea with the benefit of the Blue flag and RNLI lifeguards. Body boarding heaven.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best beach in St Ives. Great beach for surfing as biggest waves here. Absolutely stunning place, lovely beach.

Thank lowey180
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous beach, extremely clean. Lifeguards always on duty and sea also fab. Plenty of cafes/shops on hand too.

Thank KBaxKBax
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long sandy beach perfect for surfing. Cafes on the beach and overlooked by RNLI to make people feel safe. Popular with families, couples and solos. Toilets nearby.

Thank Shoshdog
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have spent many hours bodyboarding as a family on this RNLI lifeguard patrolled beach. Clean water clean beach great waves great facilities. Love spending time here. Also great for rock pooling when the tide is going out.

Thank Sarahbabs29
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can be found in various ways but the best way is to use the train. Walk from the station through some narrow streets and you have found a little gem. Worth the trip. You won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, great amenities, the best waves & no dogs! Perfect. Toilets are clean, food good. Great place and safe!!!

Thank Matt2210
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well monitored by life guards. Gentle waves, great for kids. Toilets, cafe and stores. Body board rentals and surf school. Not too crowded and right near town.

Thank CTzavalas
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1michae
11 November 2017|
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Response from charleyfarleyuk | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, mu understanding is they are allowed on from October to Easter.
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Eve J
29 August 2016|
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Response from crabby2015 | Reviewed this property |
If your stopping near there are buses,taxis, but as we were near the leisure centre we walked from there .there is a large car park there.
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