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Absolutely stunning. Clean white sand. Views of the sea & surrounding area are beautiful, is... read more

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mike m
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Beautiful sandy beach

Visited last week in the early evening. Lovely long sandy beach with beautiful views of the sea... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chester, United Kingdom
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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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St Ives, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely stunning. Clean white sand. Views of the sea & surrounding area are beautiful, is they're a more a lovelier beach anywhere in the world?

Thank mike m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited last week in the early evening. Lovely long sandy beach with beautiful views of the sea. Bought some items from the beach shop, very friendly staff. It's a beach to visit, better than many I've been to aboard.

Thank Francescaj1985
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful beach to relax on with great views towards St Ives Harbour which can be reached at low tide and views towards Godrevy Point and Lighthouse. We arrived at lunch time with our Cornish Pasties bought in the town and set up on the...More

1  Thank Stuart K
Reviewed 4 days ago

We could see this beach from our hotel room and it looked wonderful. We took an evening walk down to the beach and it was well worth the visit. Clean sand. Clean water. All you expect from a beach you find it here.

Thank chandrah874
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's simply the most stunning beach there is! Loads of water activities available, fantastic beach shops with lovely friendly staff. You will never want to leave :)

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Reviewed 5 days ago

First time to Cornwall - how lovely! My children really enjoyed the beach, and it was refreshing to not have to worry about the cleanliness as the waters were pure and the sand was clean. My other half does open water swiming and he went...More

Thank kltr
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent beach with great facilities lifeguards on duty and excellent beach bars/restaurants at hand

Thank Gordon E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent beach with lush sand. Watch the pesky seagulls though. Beach is situated right next to St Ives train station and is just 5 minutes walk from St Ives centre.

Thank wolski1960
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been visiting this beach since 1965. It's the best beach in the world for a family enjoying the sun. The cafes and ice creams are a bonus. I have never rated 'crazy golf' as a form of entertainment, but if you enjoy 'crazy golf'...More

1  Thank Raibeart M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of Cornwall's nicest beaches, with plenty of room to spread a blanket and chairs, and with food and beverage service restaurant in back. Usually kind of breezy, and the water is VERY cold, even in late summer. But it is calmer than...More

Thank mayortony
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Mandy B
Can you take dogs on this beach in the summer
1 November 2016|
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Response from AndrewDavidC | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but think no
Simon H
Is it possible to Surf here? Many thanks.
22 August 2015|
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Response from Karmenella | Reviewed this property |
It's flat so great for paddle boarding. They do hire surf boards but you do surfing on the beach on the other side of St. Ives.
Kamil Ł
Can I take my dog on the beach?
16 May 2015|
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Response from J0seyWhales | Reviewed this property |
There in April and you couldn't take your dog on the beach then. However Porthgwidden beach nearby allows dogs.