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Stunning in every way...

One of the most beautiful beaches we've ever had the pleasure of visiting. Great for kids and... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Beautiful vast beach made difficult for dog owners.

Beautifully white sand and turquoise sea. Good access to main beach but dog area currently has no... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
Banbury, United Kingdom
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“sand dunes” (29 reviews)
“rock pools” (37 reviews)
“car park” (40 reviews)
St Ives Bay, St Ives, England
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

One of the most beautiful beaches we've ever had the pleasure of visiting. Great for kids and adults alike. Superb swimming conditions on good days and perfect waves for surfing on others... If I could change just one thing (to give it five stars) it...More

Thank Monkeyholl
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Beautifully white sand and turquoise sea. Good access to main beach but dog area currently has no easy access due to steps being washed away. Dog ban in place during summer 8am to 7pm and you are are not allowed to use the main access...More

Thank littlestfish
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

A really lovely beach with pale sand and turquoise sea. Good surf in the right conditions and so big it's never busy. Access restricted in summer for dogs, banned from the north end 8am to 7pm. They are allowed further down the beach but access...More

Thank Theresa W
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beach with fabulous views to the lighthouse. My boys loved exploring the sand dunes, rock pools and caves and bodyboarding in the waves.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Love love love it hear. Perfect! When the tide goes out there are some great rock pools big enough to swim in! Take a BBQ and stay all evening too!

2  Thank leannedemain
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Biggest beach I can think of in Cornwall. Views to die for, and lots of space to walk, run, surf, explore. So OK, it gets windy in spring and autumn, but I have been able to swim and surf in April in a 3 season...More

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Big, sandy beach with lifeguard cover. We always head across to this beach when we are in Cornwall. Body boarding great and surf lessons available. Plenty for families to do. Parking in the National Trust carpark or a walk from the road.

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Alot of my holiday was spent on this beach. Life guards patrol and have designated swimming areas. Clean beach, parked on road side, walked along it.... beautiful.

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Nice long beach with a few rock pools to explore - spent a nice day here with the kids the horse box tea room does awesome nachos lifeguards patrol the beach it's really beautiful and a great place to watch the sunset would defiantly recommend

Thank Faye2274
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Visit this long wild beautiful beach any time of the year for a wonderful day. Summer time you have the dunes to play in and the waves to surf. Winter it's wild and exilerating. Kids love to run down the dunes and be free in...More

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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.