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Feel the breeze. Smell the sea. Restore your soul.

Surf, swim, paddle, walk, sit, draw, snooze. Any or all of these are amazing experiences here. I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Daniel R
Plymouth, UK
Lovely beach

Although the tide was in to day The beach is verybeautiful and I can imagine a perfect sun bathing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark L
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“surf school” (68 reviews)
“body boarders” (13 reviews)
“great waves” (13 reviews)
St Ives, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Surf, swim, paddle, walk, sit, draw, snooze. Any or all of these are amazing experiences here. I have loved Porthmeor for years and years. I went to the Tate gallery for the first time this time, and it was brilliant (but still the best bit...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the tide was in to day The beach is verybeautiful and I can imagine a perfect sun bathing location in the summer

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my absolute favourite beaches to visit in St Ives, best place for watching or partaking in a surf with stunning panoramic views. Perfect for picnics, sunbathing or a game of rounders with beautiful golden sands and easy access to the surf school, cafes...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This beach is wonderful and Just below the Tate St Ives. Enjoy a walk on the golden sand Watching surfers and enthusiastic dogs in the winter.

Thank SunnyWestKelowna
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Great for a walk (it skirts the South West Coast Path), picnic by the sea, beach games etc. Has it's own surf school and restaurants

Thank Haltyboy
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Another beautiful St Ives beach. Again handy to shops, cafes, pubs. Have a coffee at the cafe on the beach and watch the surfers, hardy souls.

Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

As with all St Ives beaches Porthmeor Beach has its hidden gems. Lovely walk or splashing around or looking for something a bit fishy seashell or the like all waters of St Ives look clean n clear with surrounding rock formations.

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 16 November 2017

A lovely beach, with fine, golden sand. It is deserted in winter. I spent hours here listening to the sea... a truly calming place. At low tide you can walk right round both beaches and up the harbour steps, but beware the streams which are...More

Thank Gill A
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I’ve been to this beach is every season!! And it’s absolutely beautiful! The natural vibe with the beautiful sound of splashing waves just makes you feel at home! I would recommend the surf school as the staff are brilliant! The food on the beach is...More

Thank connorjamesshares
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

My first time staying in ST Ives and loved it. All the beaches were spotlessly clean. They were well patrolled by lifeguards who were well on the ball noticing and informing of tidal and current changes. Made for safe surfing and bodyboarding. Most impressive.

Thank Don W
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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.
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.
pat w
12 March 2015|
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Response from Lisa R | Reviewed this property |
Hi there is it worth contacting a few Cornish cottage, or, St Ives estate agents who may be able to assist? Thanks, Lisa