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Busy in June, mobbed in July/August, parking a nightmare, none nearby so humping kids and kit traumatic and most unwelcoming, dogs 'BANNED'. Not discouraged, designated area or seasonal, just BANNED. We'll take our holiday pounds elsewhere St.Ives!
What can you say about a beach... it's sandy, you can hear the waves, you can go for a swim, get onto your bodyboard - if like me you're not the proper surfer! Quite busy at times, but generally a clean beach with the stunning...More
Lovely beach, short stroll from the centre of St Ives and opposite the Tate gallery.
Not a large beach though and gets extremely busy in peak times.
On quieter days its a beautiful spot and the beach cafe is ideally located.
Lots of surfing happening...More
Staying in Porthmeor for our first trip to Cornwall, our apartment was right on the beach, next to the live Porthmeor web cam. So if you don't believe me check it out, sunrise is around 21.15.
Beach was so clean. The beach cafe was brilliant,and...More
Beautiful beach with a fantastic bar - Cocktails are amazing with the most wonderful views. Food from the café is always freshly prepared.
Visit every May half term and even in the rain it is a special place!
Porthmeor Beach was our base as such for our entire holiday down to St. Ives this year! It is located in the heart of St. Ives, with a large beach and easy access to amenities (incl. toilets and a cafe style takeaway shop). The beach...More
Beautiful clean safe beach. Not very big (about 600 mts across) so may get busy at peak times but was quiet in mid June.Lovely fine sand. Very clear water. Good waves for the surfers. Surfing lessons based here. High lifeguard presence.Tate Gallery on the sea...More
This beach is within easy walking distance of the main harbour area. It's a lovely bay with beautiful surroundings, rock pools at low tide, golden sand and safe bathing as lifeguard service is provided. Not as crowded as Porthminster when we visited.