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Beautiful sandy beach, turquoise sea and plenty of refreshments

My favourite beach in West Cornwall in the winter. Unfortunately dogs banned in daylight during... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
OldMartin
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Saltash, United Kingdom
Surf's up

Beautiful sand, light and clear green/blue sea. Plenty of space and great location to bars... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gelvisblue
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Skipton, United Kingdom
via mobile
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This half-mile-long beach with firm sands is a popular recreational area around St. Ives, where all amenities are available, including beach chalets.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“surf school” (68 reviews)
“great waves” (13 reviews)
“body boarding” (29 reviews)
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St Ives, England
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"surf school"
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"great waves"
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"body boarding"
in 29 reviews
"rock pools"
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"tate gallery"
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"great cafe"
in 17 reviews
"life guards"
in 18 reviews
"plenty of space"
in 17 reviews
"great facilities"
in 14 reviews
"on duty"
in 12 reviews
"golden sands"
in 22 reviews
"white sand"
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"lovely sand"
in 10 reviews
"out of season"
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"sunny day"
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"car park"
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"low tide"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My favourite beach in West Cornwall in the winter. Unfortunately dogs banned in daylight during the summer

Thank OldMartin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful sand, light and clear green/blue sea. Plenty of space and great location to bars, restaurants and shops. Great place to chill and watch the surfers do their stuff.

Thank gelvisblue
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What can you say about a beach... it's sandy, you can hear the waves, you can go for a swim, get onto your bodyboard - if like me you're not the proper surfer! Quite busy at times, but generally a clean beach with the stunning...More

Thank BobsMum64
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely beach, short stroll from the centre of St Ives and opposite the Tate gallery. Not a large beach though and gets extremely busy in peak times. On quieter days its a beautiful spot and the beach cafe is ideally located. Lots of surfing happening...More

Thank Sandi P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in Porthmeor for our first trip to Cornwall, our apartment was right on the beach, next to the live Porthmeor web cam. So if you don't believe me check it out, sunrise is around 21.15. Beach was so clean. The beach cafe was brilliant,and...More

Thank Northernfolk1990
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful beach with a fantastic bar - Cocktails are amazing with the most wonderful views. Food from the café is always freshly prepared. Visit every May half term and even in the rain it is a special place!

Thank Annaburns10
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Porthmeor Beach was our base as such for our entire holiday down to St. Ives this year! It is located in the heart of St. Ives, with a large beach and easy access to amenities (incl. toilets and a cafe style takeaway shop). The beach...More

Thank Rhys W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful clean safe beach. Not very big (about 600 mts across) so may get busy at peak times but was quiet in mid June.Lovely fine sand. Very clear water. Good waves for the surfers. Surfing lessons based here. High lifeguard presence.Tate Gallery on the sea...More

Thank Lee M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is within easy walking distance of the main harbour area. It's a lovely bay with beautiful surroundings, rock pools at low tide, golden sand and safe bathing as lifeguard service is provided. Not as crowded as Porthminster when we visited.

Thank Dionnewp
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb beach with fantastic walks and views all around. Lovely white sand and unbelievable turquoise blue sea which is famous amongst artists. Good for surfing I assume as there is a surfing school there....but with plenty of room for bathers. Also it has a really...More

Thank Simon C
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1michae
11 November 2017|
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Response from charleyfarleyuk | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, mu understanding is they are allowed on from October to Easter.
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Eve J
29 August 2016|
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Response from crabby2015 | Reviewed this property |
If your stopping near there are buses,taxis, but as we were near the leisure centre we walked from there .there is a large car park there.
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