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Stunning coastal landscape

Beach to envy any found in the Med and with remarkably fewer people! We parked up in the national... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
EEJoneir
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Summertime

If was so fun and so hot. The sea felt amazing and it was the perfect sand for building sand... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
GrishGrish
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beach to envy any found in the Med and with remarkably fewer people! We parked up in the national trust carpark (free for members) and enjoyed a varied and interesting walk along the beach towards the lighthouse and returning by the clifftop path. The scenery...More

Thank EEJoneir
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this beach so that the kids could body board. Nice beach but bring your own food and drinks, the on beach coffee hut is expensive.

Thank richandrhekids
Reviewed 6 days ago

If was so fun and so hot. The sea felt amazing and it was the perfect sand for building sand castles. Can’t wait to go back next year!

Thank GrishGrish
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful from sunrise to sunset, dogs allowed before 8am or after 7pm, a long wide expanse of sand at low tide is perfect for you and your four–legged friends. It’s just a shame some owners let clearly-aggressive dogs off the lead and wonder why they...More

1  Thank AG_Man_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this fantastic beach for the first time 2 weeks ago on Bank Holiday weekend. The beach is soooooo clean and inviting with very observant lifeguard patrols. The surf is great for our gkids aged 5 and 7 with their bodyboards on the flat. Dogs...More

3  Thank Ed R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been visiting this beech, for nearly 50 years, on and off. Highly recommended, never disappoints. Our little dogs loved running around on the dog friendly part of the beech. More surfers than 50 years ago, which is good for the local economy, I...More

1  Thank Gerry D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great family beach, peaceful and beautiful. Lovely walks over the cliff tops. My family love to body board and surf here.

Thank 51Sparkle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our favourites in Cornwall. National Trust carpark, short walk to beach, lifeguards on duty, vast expanse of sand at low tide - and the beach doesn't get too over crowded. Would recommend this beach to anybody who is in the area.

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Cornwall and this beach is simply just beautiful. Miles of clean sand, rock pools and sand dunes. Lifeguard cover in a couple of areas. Great for body boarding. Surf school on site. Even though we visited during a hot...More

Thank NikkiC2043
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

what a beach. absolutly stunning lifeguard cover dont tell too many people they will all want a bit of it

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Neva A
20 July 2018|
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Response from Will_in_St_Ives | Reviewed this property |
No,it's National Trust for the most part and there's no camping on the beach. There is a camp site just up the road at gwithianfarmdotcodotuk which is also close to a pub!
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MrPaulH10
30 June 2016|
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Response from Andrew F | Reviewed this property |
I can't see why not! Near Godrevy head the National Trust may ban it. The beach is very tidal and if you are responsible I can see no reason why not!
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millie070800
10 June 2016|
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Response from IL1983 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any signs for a specific area for dogs to be walked on.
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