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You would think you were abroad

Beach is golden sand,clean and clear blue sea.There's also somewhere to get food and refreshments... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Debnmel
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
Lovely beach

Our hotel looked down on to this lovely golden beach the views of the lighthouse from this beach... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
70ish
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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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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St Ives, England
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All reviews putting green railway station ice cream great for families blue sea life guards deck chairs great facilities clean sand golden sands fish and chips clear water on duty nice cafe plenty of space out of season sunny day
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beach is golden sand,clean and clear blue sea.There's also somewhere to get food and refreshments but be aware of seagulls,we also loved mini golf next to the beach as well

Thank Debnmel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel looked down on to this lovely golden beach the views of the lighthouse from this beach are fabulous we were there in October and there were quite a few people walking dogs

Thank 70ish
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although out of season, we found the beach to be clean and attractive. Unfortunately, dogs are permitted after 31 Sept which spoiled the overall experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely and clean. Beautiful views. Nice for a stroll along the sand and a paddle in the sea. Near to bars for lunch.

Thank carol b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greatest beach for surfers. Huge waves, but the shore line is safe for children. All the cafes have areas where the parents can relax over a leisurely lunch or drinks & watch their children on the beach

Thank sreejackson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is beautiful really clean and safe for children as very flat. Nice cafe at back of beach. I walked there from St Ives harbour, which you can do at low tide.

Thank Sal1776
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you travel to St Ives by train, which most tourists do, the first beach you will see when you arrive is Porthminster Beach, which lies to the right, just below the railway station. It is a sheltered beach popular with locals, and considered safe...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really clean beach and superb toilets which you can’t say you find at many beaches, so well done to the local council! Plus you have great food at the Porthminster cafe!

Thank AndyBaker65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful sheltered beach. Fabulous turquoise water and easy stroll back into St Ives. Close to the coastal walk to Codgey point.

Thank Justine C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful day on fabulous beach lovely and clean relaxing day food outlets great found the lifeguards very knowledgable on things as diving gulls got deckchairs easily and good value

Thank Boypeter
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Luke R
19 September 2018|
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Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
During summer months NO There is a maximum £1000 fine I think they are allowed October to March but these are only approx Dogs not allowed in summer on any St Ives beaches. Having said that there is a very small beach... More
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Hayleyjadebevan
24 August 2018|
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Response from Maninder S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can right from the shop at the beach, next to cafe
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annem2705
5 July 2018|
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Response from Claire F | Reviewed this property |
The nearest beach is the station car park that’s usually full, the one we use would be too far away, you could park carbis bay then get a train in if your not staying in st Ives sorry if not much help.
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