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Beach day

Went to the beach quiet but clean and tidy And perfect place to sit for fireworks for Tate launch... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Daniel E
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Small but serene...

Slightly away from the hustle of St Ives harbour this beach is a serene escape apart from the odd... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dale E
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A favorite place for a family outing, this lovely stretch of beach overlooks Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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St Ives, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to the beach quiet but clean and tidy And perfect place to sit for fireworks for Tate launch weekend

Thank Daniel E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Slightly away from the hustle of St Ives harbour this beach is a serene escape apart from the odd train drawing into the nearby station every now and again. It looks very popular with dog walkers - the dogs definitely seem to enjoy themselves. Definitely...More

Thank Dale E
Reviewed 6 days ago

Outstanding beach, many happy memories as a child spending the whole day on the beach, lovely sitting down and relaxing watching the world go by and listening to the little train coming and going - definitely worth visiting.

Thank Review0817
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visting St Ives recently was a trip down memory lane. Porthminster beach was just as lovely as it was all those years (decades) ago, and coming in October it was very much as I remembered it from my childhood: a glorious sandy beach, no litter...More

Thank Avicenna1
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a perfect day touring all of St. Ives -- all the beaches teeming with holiday tourists. Glorious to see.

Thank Giulietta519
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! What a beach! You cannot beat the yellow sand of Cornwall! Such a great beach - our dog had the best time! The tide was out and sand was glorious!

Thank 1AngieHopkins
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great beach with golden sand and places to get a snack or eat lunch. Panoramic views across Carbis Bay too.

Thank heatherogburn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Porthminster Beach is an idyllic spot. It is not a huge beach but, as a very rough guide, it is roughly 300m at its longest and about 80m at its widest. The beach itself is situated in a bay with a view of St. Ives...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful sand, clean and with a take out, ice cream and putt putt....a wonder way to spend the day.

Thank 66travelor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great beach with our hotel overlooking it, Fab sand, huge and empty in September, café open and easy. Bliss!

Thank Fran23F
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Maria R
12 September 2017|
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Response from Dan T | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, we stayed in Trowan which is just about a 15 minute walk into St Ives, sadly I don't know anywhere in the middle of St Ives, however having walked all round St Ives, nearly every other property is a holiday... More
Mandy B
31 October 2016|
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Response from AndrewDavidC | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but think no
Simon H
21 August 2015|
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Response from Karmenella | Reviewed this property |
It's flat so great for paddle boarding. They do hire surf boards but you do surfing on the beach on the other side of St. Ives.