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Super clean looking sandy beach

Lovely sandy beach right next to the train station although not impacted by the noise of trains... read more

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Sam A
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Folkestone, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
UK's best beach?

I think it is the best beach in the UK. Beautiful sand, light and clear green/blue sea. Plenty of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gelvisblue
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Skipton, United Kingdom
via mobile
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A favorite place for a family outing, this lovely stretch of beach overlooks Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“putting green” (21 reviews)
“railway station” (38 reviews)
“ice cream” (46 reviews)
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St Ives, England
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"putting green"
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"railway station"
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"ice cream"
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"blue sea"
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"life guards"
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"great for families"
in 17 reviews
"deck chairs"
in 16 reviews
"great facilities"
in 19 reviews
"clean sand"
in 19 reviews
"golden sands"
in 31 reviews
"fish and chips"
in 16 reviews
"clear water"
in 14 reviews
"nice cafe"
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"plenty of space"
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"out of season"
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"low tide"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Lovely sandy beach right next to the train station although not impacted by the noise of trains. At one end is Porthminster Beach cafe restaurant and the other end is I believe a sister cafe catering for the beach goers. Water looked very inviting and...More

Thank Sam A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think it is the best beach in the UK. Beautiful sand, light and clear green/blue sea. Plenty of space and great location to bars, restaurants and shops.

Thank gelvisblue
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, golden sands. Lots of space but get there early to enjoy at its best. A lovely location to relax on the beach and watch the boats go by.

Thank Pete & Lesley E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lifeguards let me paint in the shadow of their building. Fun to watch families swim and sunbathe.Water was clean and 11°.

Thank Callie A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this beach, it is so clean and beautiful. Sand is almost white and waters shallow, ideal for young children, but not so good for keen surfers as totally flat waters. Be aware dogs are not allowed on this beach between May-Sept - total...More

2  Thank Sandi P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb white sand, clear blue/green water gentle slops and lots of beach shop cafe access. Surf shop and surfers did not intrude on sun bathers or swimmers, life guards present. Lovely clean safe beach

Thank neilfm748r
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Porthminster is quite possibly one of our favourite beaches. Spotlessly clean with all the facilities you could possibly need. Calm waters make it ideal for young children to have a splash about. Beach shop sells everything you need for a fun day but also stocks...More

Thank Jenni_andy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having had such a crap experience at Alba, Porthminster was a delight. Out guest enjoyed the welcome , service and the food. We enjoyed the welcome, note the word, welcome, the experience, the lunch. No grumpy pretentious fresh attitude.

Thank gordonsmith
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is beautiful, with its sandy beach and blue waters. A very special place to me and my family. ❤️

Thank Rhys W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very beautiful beach with sparkling sand and clean water. But parking was a nightmare. It took us about an hour to find a parking spot and we had to cross though extremely busy and tight streets. Beware of seagulls. They will come very...More

Thank Kanika N
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Customereview411
18 June 2018|
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Response from Claire F | Reviewed this property |
I have seen people have BBQ but not done one myself
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Gary107R
30 May 2018|
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Response from Phil H | Reviewed this property |
Station car park but gets busy
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