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Porthminster Beach

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Lively beach with bars, restaurants and galleries

The promenade provides a lively environment for walking and relaxing with the Lifeboat station at... read more

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Ian C
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London, United Kingdom
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Beach walking st. Ives

Great place for deep thoughts, a good latte and scones. Easy to get to from the street. Only draw... read more

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EMary
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A favorite place for a family outing, this lovely stretch of beach overlooks Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 January 2012

A clean, golden beach and the cafe is lovely. A great place to relax and chill out with your family and friends.

622  Thank Sandygranny
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

The beach is a beautiful one and certainly worth a visit. However what was supposed to be a lazy tranquil experience had to be cut short. 25 -30 incredibly loud young people dressed in red t shirts and black trousers and part of the Sharing...More

6  Thank Rother13
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All reviews putting green railway station ice cream blue sea great for families life guards deck chairs great facilities golden sands clean sand fish and chips clear water nice cafe out of season plenty of space sunny day low tide
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Reviewed today via mobile

The promenade provides a lively environment for walking and relaxing with the Lifeboat station at one end and the seafront buzzing with galleries, restaurants and bars. Even the Salvation Army had a fair on when we were there. Beyond the Lifeboat station the beach becomes...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for deep thoughts, a good latte and scones. Easy to get to from the street. Only draw back was there were 8 toilets but only one open over the school break, what a pity

Thank EMary
Reviewed 1 week ago

worth a visit, nice clean sandy beach lovely views and near to other places of interest. Good resturant on beach serving meals and snacks.

Thank smileatcamera
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always beautifully clean at this beach. Been visiting for 64 years. Always enjoyed cup of tea and cheese and pickle sandwiches from the shop.

Thank Corra007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a lovely beach regardless of the time of year, nicely graded so does not get too deep too quickly. The Porthminster (resturant) is always worth a visit for a coffee and slice of cake while you are there.

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Classic beach, lovely clean white sand. Boys love playing here. Lovely cafe and little shop plus mini golf behind. Love it ❤️.

Thank MattyA32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great beach, beautiful sand and sea. Clean. Over looks the Atlantic. Activities and food available. Adjacent to the branch line station.

1  Thank Jeannius24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked from Carbis Bay to St. Ives and this is the beach you first come across as you get in St Ives. It was a lovely sunny day so there were lots of people out enjoying the sun sand and sea. The beach was...More

Thank Pandamedic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beach is golden sand,clean and clear blue sea.There's also somewhere to get food and refreshments but be aware of seagulls,we also loved mini golf next to the beach as well

Thank Debnmel
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Our hotel looked down on to this lovely golden beach the views of the lighthouse from this beach are fabulous we were there in October and there were quite a few people walking dogs

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Luke R
19 September 2018|
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Response from chrissT8030TW | Reviewed this property |
During summer months NO There is a maximum £1000 fine I think they are allowed October to March but these are only approx Dogs not allowed in summer on any St Ives beaches. Having said that there is a very small beach... More
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Hayleyjadebevan
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Response from ManinderS356 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can right from the shop at the beach, next to cafe
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annem2705
5 July 2018|
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Response from 564clairef | Reviewed this property |
The nearest beach is the station car park that’s usually full, the one we use would be too far away, you could park carbis bay then get a train in if your not staying in st Ives sorry if not much help.
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