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Best beach in UK!

Wide beach, turquoise sea, yellow sand. Very clean. Able to walk along to harbour at low tide... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Diana S
Swindon, United Kingdom
Lovely sandy beach and clear waters...

The jewel in the crown when staying in St Ives. Beautiful beach with lifeguards, showers, shops... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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A favorite place for a family outing, this lovely stretch of beach overlooks Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance.
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“lovely beach” (102 reviews)
“putting green” (15 reviews)
St Ives, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wide beach, turquoise sea, yellow sand. Very clean. Able to walk along to harbour at low tide. Situated close to station. Good restaurant facilities.

Thank Diana S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The jewel in the crown when staying in St Ives. Beautiful beach with lifeguards, showers, shops, toilets and refreshments. Great for all ages.

Thank Stumpy12345
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a bit of a play one day around all 3 beaches to get the feel of the area. A nice beach, but extremely crowded and busy.

Thank KevRaven
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a lovely time at this beach. Lots of families, soft waves. Drinks and food available... watch our for the Seagulls, they like your food as well. They are not a nuisance here but they do fly around looking for a quick meal..

Thank margotvb
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely beach, more suited for young children but overall a great family beach with amenities such as food, drinks, beach chairs, windbreakers, cafe's and mini golf. Very accessible by car, walking (St Ives & Carbis Bay), by bus or train.

Thank SparkyKing
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty beach. Nice ice cream. A real treat. Relaxed but also well organised. Lots of bins and activities for kids.

Thank DavidandJanis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right next to the town centre but not overlooked too much. Lovely sand, quite sheltered. Don't bother bringing your car, get the bus or the train. Beach cafe does a great variety, good size portions and fair prices.

Thank Wiltshiresenora79
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Beach, great food available. The putting green is also a lot of fun, my family go every year! Highly recommended.

Thank Londontravel16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try parking in the station carpark and walking down the hill to get to this beach as this is only a short walk, but be careful as some of the spaces are reserved for permit holders. The beach itself is popular and suitable for kids...More

1  Thank filthurlow
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this beach once or twice a year for the past 10 or so years and we love it for a day out. It has a cafe, BBQ, shop, ice cream, bar, etc all right on the beach with toilets and changing rooms...More

Thank Gozaradio
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Mandy B
1 November 2016|
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Response from AndrewDavidC | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but think no
Simon H
22 August 2015|
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Response from Karmenella | Reviewed this property |
It's flat so great for paddle boarding. They do hire surf boards but you do surfing on the beach on the other side of St. Ives.
Kamil Ł
16 May 2015|
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Response from J0seyWhales | Reviewed this property |
There in April and you couldn't take your dog on the beach then. However Porthgwidden beach nearby allows dogs.