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Spectacular beach, great swimming, and mega-sandcastle sand

Spectacular beach, great swimming, and mega-sandcastle sand, made up for the disappointment of... read more

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Worksop, United Kingdom
Surfers paradise

A wonderful expanse of golden sand, perfect water for surfing enthusiasts, fantasic surroundings... read more

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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“surf school” (57 reviews)
“tapas” (30 reviews)
“great beach” (71 reviews)
St Ives, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Spectacular beach, great swimming, and mega-sandcastle sand, made up for the disappointment of visiting the Tate Gallery just off the beach.

Thank CharlesAdams
Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful expanse of golden sand, perfect water for surfing enthusiasts, fantasic surroundings. The Island can be sen from this beach also a pathway where one can walk along the cliffs past Clodgy to Zennor,spectacular cliffs reach down to the sea, A walk along this...More

Thank Diddy12013
Reviewed yesterday

This beach is a lovely clean sandy beach good for families, lifeguards are on duty, Good for surfing

Thank Mark H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice little sandy beach with lovely clear seas!! Kids had a lovely couple of hours digging and paddling - very clean and tidy.

Thank gibb0girl
Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful setting close to the centre of St Ives with golden sand. A lovely cafe with a separate take away facility and both public toilets and life guards

Thank cameronfamilysurrey
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This beach has to be one of the best in the British Isles - park up the hill and walk down - much better without a car!

Thank vicarccwinch
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely beach, suitable for surfing, 2 cafes/restaurants porthmeor cafe and west. Both great with surf shop and beach shop and ice cream. Toilets in the car park, good views and fabulous sunsets.

Thank crceg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Main beach in st ives for surfing. Has a surf school but we didn't use it. Great cafe as well. Manned by Lifeguards too

Thank mnkbtraynor
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely beach with rocks at either end but clean golden sand between. this beach is a favourite with surfers and plenty going on to watch

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Large sandy beach with beachside cafe and a short walk from town. Great for body boarding and lifeguards in attendance

Thank Alan S
Nearby Restaurants
Moomaid of Zennor
354 reviews
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1,955 reviews
.03 km away
The Digey Food Room
204 reviews
.12 km away
Porthminster Kitchen
654 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
1,025 reviews
.25 km away
St Ives Harbour Beach
455 reviews
.27 km away
The Penwith Gallery
43 reviews
.13 km away
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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