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This is a gorgeous beach

A lovely beach, with fine, golden sand. It is deserted in winter. I spent hours here listening to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gill A
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Great for all seasons!

I’ve been to this beach is every season!! And it’s absolutely beautiful! The natural vibe with the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Somerset, 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” (66 reviews)
“body boarders” (13 reviews)
“great waves” (13 reviews)
St Ives, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely beach, with fine, golden sand. It is deserted in winter. I spent hours here listening to the sea... a truly calming place. At low tide you can walk right round both beaches and up the harbour steps, but beware the streams which are...More

Thank Gill A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to this beach is every season!! And it’s absolutely beautiful! The natural vibe with the beautiful sound of splashing waves just makes you feel at home! I would recommend the surf school as the staff are brilliant! The food on the beach is...More

Thank connorjamesshares
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first time staying in ST Ives and loved it. All the beaches were spotlessly clean. They were well patrolled by lifeguards who were well on the ball noticing and informing of tidal and current changes. Made for safe surfing and bodyboarding. Most impressive.

Thank Don W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even in November this beach looks lovely. The sand is so nice and the beach is kept so clean by the local council. Got to be seen if you are in the area.

Thank AMAZO1949
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great sandy beach with an excellent beach cafe for snacks and full meals.Family members love to surf there There is a surf school on the beach and I believe you can hire boards and wet suits . Great fi Or surfers

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Porthmeor beach - my favourite beach in St.Ives!!! :)) The lovely beach where you can spend a lot of time. :)) The beach is sandy. The beach is also called a surfing beach. In summer the beach is full of tourists and surfers. You can...More

Thank Vladka11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely beach . Great for walking with the dogs or playing football, or just enjoying everything about it . There's a cafe on the top which looks pretty good and has lots of space and gorgeous, stunning views of the Atlantic ocean . Lovely lovely...More

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent many hours here (when the rain let me). i was staying in a beautiful apartment just behind the Tate, so it was literally 2 minutes walk. The womderful Porthmeor Cafe overlooks the beach and its lovely to sit, sipping a cocktail or two...More

Thank Trinirocks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place for surfers or those on body boards. Sandy beach with facilities just behind. Life guards are exceptionally focussed and on the ball. Perfect place to spend a day.

Thank LHBerk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy, lots of surfers, lots of families, very busy. Nice cafe there, lots of seating. Very clean. Terrible for park I g

Thank joyfu106
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11 November 2017|
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Response from charleyfarleyuk | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, mu understanding is they are allowed on from October to Easter.
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