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This bay is just a delight. There are a couple of dog friendly places but not as many as... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lynne P
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What a great beach - tide in or out!

This has to be one of the greatest beaches at all times of day, with the surf, sand and The Island... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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This half-mile-long beach with firm sands is a popular recreational area around St. Ives, where all amenities are available, including beach chalets.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“surf school” (61 reviews)
“lovely beach” (85 reviews)
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St Ives, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This bay is just a delight. There are a couple of dog friendly places but not as many as Perranporth!

Thank Lynne P
Reviewed 4 days ago

This has to be one of the greatest beaches at all times of day, with the surf, sand and The Island, plus great facilities at the Porthmeor Beach Cafe and Take Away, and the West Beach cafe. does get very busy in season but it...More

Thank nickpayne82
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best beach for surfing in St Ives and for watching all the surfers 🏄 out in the sea catching waves! It can get quite busy but is great . We walked around towards Clodey point which has some great views of the...More

Thank lorraine_smith3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our apartment was situated right on Porthmeor Beach so we felt extremely lucky to be staying her. The beach is lovely, gets very busy in the height of summer - we were there for the last bank holiday in August and it was like being...More

Thank Jules268_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in St Ives this Monday and we found one lone Lifeguard vehicle on this huge beach and bare 5-6 people walking on the beach. But when we asked about letting our two small dogs for a run on the beach they said we...More

Thank Moyna A
Reviewed 1 week ago

we were on the beach most days and found it to be a safe clean place to be ,the beach cafe was very good and the facilities were also good ,tried the canoes from the rental shop which was great fun and not to expensive...More

Thank ainsleydd
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to st Ives for over 30yrs, and stay in an apartment overlooking porthmeor beach. A lovely sandy beach, always very busy during the summer, and great for families. Not far to walk into the town, and island car park very close...More

Thank Gillian P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous to have so many beaches nearby. Quite windy yet wild and exhilarating. Try the coastal walk from Porthgwidden around The Island. Near the Tate gallery and boasting a seaside cafe where you can people watch with your coffee. Surf life savers here too. Beautiful...More

Thank Cassie930
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great beach, lovely sea and really family place. Cafe and toilets on the beach and surf school available to join if needed.

Thank JaneLou1712
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great beach, flat, soft sand, with easy access and good amenities close by. We went in the august peak period on a sunny day and the beach had plenty of people on it but was not crowded. The sea is safe (obviously...More

Thank markandrewc2016
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Eve J
29 August 2016|
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Response from crabby2015 | Reviewed this property |
If your stopping near there are buses,taxis, but as we were near the leisure centre we walked from there .there is a large car park there.
pat w
12 March 2015|
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Response from Lisa R | Reviewed this property |
Hi there is it worth contacting a few Cornish cottage, or, St Ives estate agents who may be able to assist? Thanks, Lisa