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Beautiful beach!

Highly recommend venturing to this beach, it has great swell and is often not as busy as St Ives... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
munkat
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London, United Kingdom
Lovely beach

Nice sandy beach, with lovely views , great for surf lovers, unfortunately the ugly looking Tate... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ARJAJ73
,
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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“surf school” (68 reviews)
“great waves” (13 reviews)
“body boarding” (29 reviews)
LOCATION
St Ives, England
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"surf school"
in 68 reviews
"great waves"
in 13 reviews
"body boarding"
in 29 reviews
"rock pools"
in 31 reviews
"tate gallery"
in 42 reviews
"great cafe"
in 17 reviews
"plenty of space"
in 17 reviews
"great facilities"
in 14 reviews
"life guards"
in 17 reviews
"on duty"
in 12 reviews
"golden sands"
in 22 reviews
"white sand"
in 11 reviews
"lovely sand"
in 10 reviews
"out of season"
in 10 reviews
"sunny day"
in 14 reviews
"car park"
in 19 reviews
"low tide"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Highly recommend venturing to this beach, it has great swell and is often not as busy as St Ives' other beaches.

Thank munkat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice sandy beach, with lovely views , great for surf lovers, unfortunately the ugly looking Tate modern building spoils the natural beauty of this place. Also very difficult to find a parking space despite of the many car parks nearby, too many tourists and not...More

Thank ARJAJ73
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many happy summers spent on Porthmeor. Great facilities, beautiful sand and plenty of space (avoid peak times)

Thank prucia72
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful calm and relaxing beach. Clean and tidy. We always enjoy walking along the rocks up to the cliffside.

Thank Gemma P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach and oh so quiet and peaceful in March. We had beautiful weather on our visit on the 21st March. I can imagine it is loopy busy in summer!

Thank Sarah D
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We stayed in an apartment that was just a few yards from this beach, but due to the very cold weather we only ventured once. Compared to our own beach at blackpool, this is terrific. With its lovely clean sand and rugged sea, I would...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is one of the UK's best and most beautiful popular beachs. Blue flagged for years. Great for surfers and those who just like to people watch. It has a very handy and great beach cafe. Watch out for the seagulls!!!

Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach. Can be very busy with tourists in the summer. However nice for families and has life guard in summer season. Always a good surf.

Thank Sarah D
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely wide, spotless, sandy beach ! Fabulous place to watch the world go by and a must visit place in St Ives. Although there was an icy breeze the sun was shining ! Fabulous 😎

Thank Audreyemma
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

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
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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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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
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