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Porthgwidden Beach

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Address: The Island, St Ives, England

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Best beach in St.Ives

One of the smaller beaches, but a beautiful beach. Great for kids to swim, we saw seals come close to shore. You can have dogs on the beach in winter up to 1st April, thereafter... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Tracy M
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the smaller beaches, but a beautiful beach. Great for kids to swim, we saw seals come close to shore. You can have dogs on the beach in winter up to 1st April, thereafter dogs are not allowed during the summer. A convenient café located on the beach with a restaurant above. Toilets nearby. Easily accessible.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful beach with pristine sands and clear waters. Well worth a visit as it provides spectacular views across the bay.

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Thank dramandahall
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even in winter this is a delightful beach, safe and ideal for children, a very pleasant beach café overlooks the beach

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to visit even in winter. A good beach which would be fantastic in the summer-very popular with tourists and would be extremely busy in summer

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Coopers Beach, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

A small sandy beach set in a sheltered cove with a great cafe close at hand. Beautifuly clear water and soft sand with parking nearby. Five Star.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I once walked past, watching a bride and groom enjoying their wedding reception on the beautiful white sand and dining from the excellent cafe adjoining Porthgwidden. I don't believe there could have ever been a better place to celebrate. This little cove has beautiful sand, blue water, convenient parking (Island carpark) and an excellent cafe and restaurant attached. A little... More 

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Out of season Porthgwidden is a delight, the sands are clean & unspoilt, not so many people visit & it's lovely to wander across the front of the colourful beach huts, lost in thought, with the waves crashing & stunning viws out to see. A real place to relax & regroup. On this occasion I didnlt stop for a snack... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

There are beaches with less stone, more heat, clearer water and the setting sun. There are beaches with michelin starred cafes, harbouring super yachts, exotic coral and exciting times. Porthgwidden Beach is my favourite beach in the world. There are rocks to pick mussels and hunt crabs. It has enough sand and sea for an evening dip. It has ample... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Small beach with beach-huts and cafe-bar regular Seal sightings in the surf. Cafe menu excellent and available for functions and weddings. Nice easy walk from St. Ives and circular route back through the old parts of St. Ives through rambling rows of fishermen's cottages.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This lovely little beach is an absolute gem which is often a lot more sheltered than the other beaches in St Ives. It offers golden sands, with rock pools on each side, there is a lovely beach café & toilets within a two minute walk. You might even see a seal here as they love to play around the rocks.... More 

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