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Porthmeor Beach

St Ives, England
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A beautiful but overcrowded beach

Fabulous location in the centre of St Ives with access to the bustling town centre and plenty of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Idyllic small beach

This was our favourite beach to visit when we were visiting St. Ives. It is the most popular beach... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“surf school” (56 reviews)
“tapas” (30 reviews)
“body boarders” (12 reviews)
St Ives, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fabulous location in the centre of St Ives with access to the bustling town centre and plenty of facilities all around. Parking nearby or park and ride takes you right to the doorstep during peak times. Lovely soft white sand and clear blue sea. Great...More

Thank skybluethinker
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our favourite beach to visit when we were visiting St. Ives. It is the most popular beach for surfers in this area as it has fabulous waves and is a safe beach for surfing. The colour of the sea in this bay is...More

Thank kinesthetics
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely beach, great sand and beautiful coloured sea. A surfers favourite with views the Lookout/St Nicholas chapel. The Tate Gallery overlooks this beach. Some very good spots for food and accessibility to St Ives town.

Thank Sm4llb1ts
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truly wonderful beach. Extremely clean and easily accessible for all. Great views and beautiful clear sea.

Thank dougall45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely beach, no dogs Easter to 30 Sept between 8 am and 7 pm Clean sands and water - lifeguard on duty

Thank SusieQ4Paws
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Glorious sandy beach with life guard and surfing. Toilets on the beach and good access to cafes. Dogs not allowed in Summer months (even as a dog owner I agree with this) but the next beach along is.

Thank Takum111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite beach. Great for bodyboarding with the teenagers & you can hire the equipment on the beach. Lovely little cafe, & out of season the best place to walk my dog!

Thank Lesleyenglish
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the best beach in St. Ives. Vast, long and full of happenings. Beach is clean, welcoming and so charming to spend a day out. Easy access to restroom, foods, drinks and swimming or surfing - what more you want? We felt so good to...More

Thank Joygant
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful, wide, clean, sandy beach where the waves more often than not roll in. Safe bathing. Very popular too with the surfing brigade. Generally much quieter than Porthminster where most people tend to go.

Thank Tony36
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic, amazing, beautiful, devine, stupendous, idilic, clean, safe, food available, drinks available. Only 10 min walk from town. Will be back......

Thank M2bfx
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Eve J
What is the best way to get there apart from car?
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.
pat w
Hi, Whilst looking on the internet last year, I saw one of the Meadow Flats overlooking Porthmeor Beach advertised as a holiday let, & thought what a wonderful place to stay. Now I want to visit St Ives again I cant find it, so I wondered if anyone could please point me in the right direction; (assuming of course that it's still available. I've 'googled' it but cant seem to find it. Any help appreciated thank you. Pat
12 March 2015|
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Response from Lisa R | Reviewed this property |
Hi there is it worth contacting a few Cornish cottage, or, St Ives estate agents who may be able to assist? Thanks, Lisa