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Excellent beach

This is a beautiful stretch of coastline - no particularly exciting features, but a solidly good... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Andrew K
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
This is paradise

This beach is just unbelievable! I have been to the Caribbean several times and I can honestly say... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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“sand dunes” (28 reviews)
“rock pools” (36 reviews)
St Ives Bay, St Ives, England
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a beautiful stretch of coastline - no particularly exciting features, but a solidly good beach. I spent a happy hour or two attempting to surf while the wife shivered on the shore. We wandered round the clifftops, did some seal spotting and saw...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This beach is just unbelievable! I have been to the Caribbean several times and I can honestly say this is better... if you send your friends the pictures they will believe you are in Barbados! When the tide is low walk by the Hayle estuary.....More

Thank markandrewc2016
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The perfect beach for a family day or just a quick surf. Parking is free for National Trust members and relatively close to the beach. A large sandy area or more sheltered spots among the rocks. Lifeguards on duty in the summer months. An ideal...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Amazing sandy beach, massive at low tide. Plenty of small pools for younger children to play in as well as well lifeguarded areas for body boarding and swimming. Could just do with an ice cream shop!

Thank eiskrap
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Best beach we have been to in Cornwall so far was absolutely gorgeous. Lots of rock pools for the kids to play in and not as busy as other beaches in the area. Parking £6 for the day wasn’t too bad.

Thank john b
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This is the most amazing beach! Scenery is stunning, the waves are perfect for boarding or surfing, sand great for sandcastles and sunbathing, rock pools full of sealife to explore and paddle in, some even large enough to swim in for those that prefer calmer...More

Thank Kels5579
Reviewed 28 August 2017

A huge beach that has clear waters and lovely sand. Well kept and recommended with children. No dogs was also great.

Thank Johnnyfm
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the st Ives holiday park which backs directly onto this beach, so we took advantage of it every chance we could. There are acres of clean sandy beach and it doesn't appear to be on the general radar yet so no where...More

Thank Vickih8
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Miles of golden sands, quite breathtaking. The kids loved it, so many rock pools to keep them happy for hours.

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Great beach for relaxing and body boards/surfing. Two good food servic points with toilets. Not many other facilities but if you go here you know that's the case.

Thank thepassmanYork
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Questions & Answers
30 June 2016|
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!
10 June 2016|
Response from IL1983 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any signs for a specific area for dogs to be walked on.