We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Hidden Gem in St Ives

Less known about but definitely worth a visit! Nice and sheltered and conveniently near a car park... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
munkat
,
London, United Kingdom
Nice secluded beach

Nice clean small sandy beach with a cafe overlooking it and car park above. Sea is crystal... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dannyjcarr
,
Chesterfield
via mobile
Read all 359 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sandy cove” (7 reviews)
“small cove” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
The Island, St Ives, England
Write a ReviewReviews (359)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"sandy cove"
in 7 reviews
"young families"
in 5 reviews
"small cove"
in 5 reviews
"great little cafe"
in 4 reviews
"car park"
in 18 reviews
"tucked away"
in 8 reviews
"visit st ives"
in 5 reviews
"stunning views"
in 6 reviews
"golden sands"
in 5 reviews
"rock pools"
in 4 reviews
"ice cream"
in 9 reviews
"huts"
in 29 reviews
"toilets"
in 34 reviews
"sea"
in 45 reviews
"facilities"
in 17 reviews
"rocks"
in 13 reviews
"takeaway"
in 6 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 353 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Less known about but definitely worth a visit! Nice and sheltered and conveniently near a car park and Porthmeor Beach.

Thank munkat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice clean small sandy beach with a cafe overlooking it and car park above. Sea is crystal clear. Dog friendly end of October to 1st April.

Thank dannyjcarr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Jus5 when you thought you have all the magical gems of St Ives along comes another. This beach is absolutely amazing in a wild way. You feel so at home with nature here.

1  Thank Gerie M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Amazing views from the cafe. Friendly service. Did not eat so cannot comment on that but had a relaxing drink.

Thank 365kat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

What's not to like? A wonderful beach, sheltered and clean. Great cafe that serves great food in the evenings. Glorious.

Thank Darren W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 December 2017

We love this cafe and call in frequently when we are in St Ives. Coffee is lovely and the delicious food is carefully prepared and presented. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are all wonderful

Thank Marjory1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Porthgwidden beach - another sandy beach in St.Ives. :)) I was only on this beach once.:) I do not know, somehow did not interest me, I prefer other beaches in St. Ives. :)) During the summer there is very busy. Mostly I see families here....More

Thank Vladka11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Porthgwidden beach in St Ives is a lovely sheltered beach perfect for children, it is sheltered from strong winds and consequently from strong surf, it is very safe for bathing and swimming, a picturesque little beach

1  Thank Diddy12013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing afternoon tea. Served by Johanna (who was lovely) decided to book for our final nights evening meal. Literally can’t fault it - beautiful setting. My two teenage daughters loved the cosy setting. We had such gorgeous food - every dish was delicious . The...More

1  Thank Abigail W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 October 2017

You don’t need to go abroad when you can go on Porthgwidden Beach. It is a beautifully clean beach with pure golden sands and crystal clear turquoise coloured water, sheltered and tucked away. It is an ideal place to relax and chill out with your...More

10  Thank Sandygranny
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in St Ives
The Queens Hotel
406 reviews
.56 km away
The Regent
133 reviews
.61 km away
Pedn Olva Hotel
1,071 reviews
.62 km away
Western Hotel
191 reviews
.69 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Pier Coffee Bar
178 reviews
.12 km away
Mount Zion Coffee
195 reviews
.19 km away
Moomaid of Zennor
401 reviews
.25 km away
The Searoom
1,073 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Gwithian Beach
366 reviews
.34 km away
Porthmeor Beach
994 reviews
.41 km away
The Island - Pendinas
154 reviews
.22 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lynn B
14 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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.
1
Vote