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My Favourite Beach

Probably the quietest, nicest beach in St Ives, but very family orientated with beach huts and a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lancashire, England
via mobile

White sands, clear blue sea, you would think you were in the Caribbean sit back and watch the world... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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“sandy cove” (7 reviews)
The Island, St Ives, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Probably the quietest, nicest beach in St Ives, but very family orientated with beach huts and a cafe. The sand is very smooth and clean. The beach area and Island is the best place to regularly see dolphins and seals without having to pay for...More

Thank OldBear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

White sands, clear blue sea, you would think you were in the Caribbean sit back and watch the world go by.

Thank Review0817
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Beach is amazing, suitable for all, It is slightly sheltered, very clean, great sand, and although busy always seems away from the main crowds. Great for a dip in the sea, The St-Ives Seal seems to like it here as well as can often...More

Thank guy1w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is beautiful, small but clean and well sheltered if the wind is blowing in from behind. Great views on a clear day.

Thank Jonathan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely view to eat breakfast especially for your last morning in st ives . Great food and service atmosphere perfect

Thank SusanDussold
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely little secluded beach with beautiful soft white sand lined with brightly coloured beach huts. Safe shallow swimming popular with young families. There is a great little cafe right on the beach which does a variety of food both to eat in and takeaway...More

Thank Bessophi
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A small and sheltered beach popular with families. The fine sand slopes quickly towards the sea in this narrow bay. We had a quick dip at high tide and discovered how soon one can get out of ones depth. Very pleasant for a short swim...More

Thank Wedjateye
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Fantastic little beach just right for the grandchildren, nice sandy beach for them to play on. Safe bathing area for swimming in or playing in. Because this is a small beach, it can seem to get crowded but we were not bothered by this.

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We love Porthgwidden & walk across to it each time we visit St Ives. Unlike some of the other beaches it is queit & has a traditional charm, with the painted huts & small cove feel. The sand is so soft & fine & it;s...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This beach is right next to St. Ives Harbour beach. It's a small beach and great for swimming. The wave isn't too strong. Beautiful clear blue sea and white sand. There is a cafe and toilets near there too.

Thank Emmy T
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Lynn B
14 March 2015|
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Response from gill t | Reviewed this property |
On our visit there was a "no dogs allowed" sign at the entrance to the beach.there is however a dog friendly beach a five minute walk away.