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Porthgwidden Beach

The Island, St Ives, England
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Nice small beach

This is quite a small enclosed beach which tends to provide some shelter from the breeze. It's a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alsager, United Kingdom
Can't cope with family groups!

Don't think about this place if your family group size is above eight - many are and so it was that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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The Island, St Ives, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite a small enclosed beach which tends to provide some shelter from the breeze. It's a nice sandy beach and has facilities ready to hand. There are also some beach huts available at the rear of the beach. Being a small beach, the...More

Thank GAlsager
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't think about this place if your family group size is above eight - many are and so it was that we were refused a reservation on the basis that we were ten - six adults and four children! Hardly a tribe. A nice place...More

Thank Tone51
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Lovely child friendly beach with beach huts and a beach cafe. Greta restaurant above - sea views for a grown up lunch. White clean sand - the odd seal as well.

Thank Mary E
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Just a little beach at the end of St Ives. Sandwiched in between Portminster and Porthmear, so very hard to compare.

Thank dougall45
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Playing on the beach in the sand. my children love this. Sitting in the sun and enjoy. Read a book and keep an ey on the children. No problem. Beach cafe served for me perfect coffee.

Thank spidernorg
Reviewed 30 April 2017

A nice beach in the middle of St Ives. The colourful cabins on the back and the transparent water make this one of the most scenic beaches in St Ives. The sand is very nice and is perfect for building castles and playing. This is...More

Thank Davide C
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Secluded beach. Clean beautiful picturesque perfect for watching waves and sunbathing. The beach huts have all been refurbished since the storms a couple of years ago destroyed most of them. Little cafes, galleries and gift shops within easy walking distance. Another gem of St Ives,...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Lovely beach with a good cafe with hot and cold food choices as well as drinks and ice creams with bench seating to admire the view. There are little beach huts built into the cliff and the cafe provides deckchairs and windbreakers to rent if...More

Thank Paula J
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This beach is secluded and you can always see a variety of sea birds on the rocks. The café was open when I was there early morning in March but the steps were being painted.

Thank Dyanna H
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Beautiful beach and even more so when the rollers are dramatic and hitting the rocks. Surfers are out in force.

Thank Eve P
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Lynn B
Is this beach dog friendly please.
14 March 2015|
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Response from gill t | Reviewed this property |
On our visit there was a "no dogs allowed" sign at the entrance to the beach.there is however a dog friendly beach a five minute walk away.