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Superb beach

This is one of the best beaches in the UK, complete with a fantastic beach bar selling drinks and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PwllDu
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Surrey, United Kingdom
Stunning beach!

Our favourite beach in the area &, with such a lovely summer, the sea was warmer than it usually... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah C
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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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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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St Ives, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best beaches in the UK, complete with a fantastic beach bar selling drinks and hot food.

Thank PwllDu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our favourite beach in the area &, with such a lovely summer, the sea was warmer than it usually is. One day when we went the tide was so low we walked in the shallows all the way across to the harbour. The views out...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A large expanse of golden sands with views all round. A coastal walk above the beach along the cliff is breath taking. A cafe sits near the beach and a few other surf shops.

Thank FloandStan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I might be a bit biased but I think this is the best beach for everyone. It is as safe as any beach could ever be but RNLI guidelines must be followed and it has lifeguards on duty. There are toilets handy above the beach....More

Thank Jayne F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful clean beach with crashing waves perfect for surfers. A picturesque place to sit and watch the world go by.

Thank David D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everywhere in St Ives is super clean. The bracing wind from the Atlantic energizes and is a pleasure to look at..

Thank Rustydancer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is a must for all the family where a walk along the beach or a dip in the sea can be rewarded with coffee or beer in the cafe that over looks the beach and surfers

Thank holidaytotrue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach was a 10 minute walk from Porthminster beach. We absolutely loved it there. The beach is really clean and there are shops, restaurants, toilets and beach fun all available. You can paddle board, kayak and hire boats. Wonderful wonderful holiday!!!

Thank Ross G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely beach for all ages. nice beach cafe. nice walk down to beach but from treggenna side its a steep hil

Thank karen m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When my children were young we suspected that Porthminster Beach would only be our favourite until they got old enough to want to venture over the hill to Porthmeor. My children are now of an age where bodyboarding, SUP’s and kayaks are all entertainment and...More

Thank Paul C
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Luke R
18 September 2018|
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Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
During summer months NO There is a maximum £1000 fine I think they are allowed October to March but these are only approx Dogs not allowed in summer on any St Ives beaches. Having said that there is a very small beach... More
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Hayleyjadebevan
24 August 2018|
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Response from Maninder S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can right from the shop at the beach, next to cafe
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annem2705
4 July 2018|
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Response from Claire F | Reviewed this property |
The nearest beach is the station car park that’s usually full, the one we use would be too far away, you could park carbis bay then get a train in if your not staying in st Ives sorry if not much help.
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