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One of the best beaches in cornwall you could be in the med. You can also dive off the beach on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sean c
Exeter, United Kingdom
Beautiful even with gale force winds!

Lovely stretch of coast, panoramic views of the ocean and the beach is sandy which is great. Came... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greater London, 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” (68 reviews)
“body boarders” (13 reviews)
“great waves” (13 reviews)
St Ives, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best beaches in cornwall you could be in the med. You can also dive off the beach on the reef which is really good

Thank sean c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely stretch of coast, panoramic views of the ocean and the beach is sandy which is great. Came on a cold, blustery day and still loved it! Saw dogs on it too so assuming there are times when you're dog can come on the beach...More

Thank jj100675
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely clean beach just in front of the Tate gallery. A good size with plenty of room and also good cafe at the top.

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is lovely at anytime of day a brisk morning walk or a late afternoon stroll. You can just walk along the beach or you can go up to the island and walk around the headland. There is a cafe if you want some...More

Thank Natalie D
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Surf, swim, paddle, walk, sit, draw, snooze. Any or all of these are amazing experiences here. I have loved Porthmeor for years and years. I went to the Tate gallery for the first time this time, and it was brilliant (but still the best bit...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Although the tide was in to day The beach is verybeautiful and I can imagine a perfect sun bathing location in the summer

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 14 December 2017

One of my absolute favourite beaches to visit in St Ives, best place for watching or partaking in a surf with stunning panoramic views. Perfect for picnics, sunbathing or a game of rounders with beautiful golden sands and easy access to the surf school, cafes...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This beach is wonderful and Just below the Tate St Ives. Enjoy a walk on the golden sand Watching surfers and enthusiastic dogs in the winter.

Thank SunnyWestKelowna
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Great for a walk (it skirts the South West Coast Path), picnic by the sea, beach games etc. Has it's own surf school and restaurants

Thank Haltyboy
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Another beautiful St Ives beach. Again handy to shops, cafes, pubs. Have a coffee at the cafe on the beach and watch the surfers, hardy souls.

Thank Kathryn R
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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.
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.
pat w
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