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Fabulous sand

Went by train from St Erth to St Ives and went straight to the beach. It is a superb sandy beach... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Michael T
Greater London, United Kingdom
September stay

Beautiful beach, Lifeguards sometimes on duty. Very Clean and good for making sandcastles, public... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
helen l
Basingstoke, 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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  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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St Ives, England
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Went by train from St Erth to St Ives and went straight to the beach. It is a superb sandy beach. The sea is a beautiful colour and so clean. The tide was out and we walked towards the harbour. There are so many rock...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Beautiful beach, Lifeguards sometimes on duty. Very Clean and good for making sandcastles, public toilets available.

Thank helen l
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Some of my earliest memories are Sunday School Treats at Porthminster Beach so now I have my own family I love showing off the place to them. Walking down Primrose Hill as the beach spreads out below is a great way to approach, the sand...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The nicest beach in St. Ives. Large and white sand. Plenty of spots to dine. Easily found on the walking path and from the train station. Nice view. A couple of nice observation benches on either side of the beach. Always clean, water good for...More

Thank Challenger01
Reviewed 23 September 2016

A beautiful beach, looks safe for children to enjoy and just a lovely spot from which to watch the ever-changing sea.

Thank sueconvey
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Relaxing, clean beach, wonderful views. Sand was super fine and sea very clear, wished we had stayed longer.

Thank Debs1065
Reviewed 22 September 2016

we visit this beach and the surrounding area frequently,the beach its self is great for familes with young children and is very cleanly kept

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

They don't ban parents with screaming kids who leave litter - but ban responsible dogs! What an absolute shame.

2  Thank clemdec99
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The view across to St Ives harbour is amazing. Beautiful sand to walk on. Fabulous family beach with shop, café and crazy golf.

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Acres of golden sand and close to all amenities including cocktails in the Carbis Bay Hotel. Hmmmmmmmmmmm

Thank JCB933
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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.