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Beautiful Cornwall

Well worth a walk along the beach, always helps when the sun shines, the sky and sea are blue... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sue J
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Woodhall Spa, United Kingdom
Our favourite beach

Living in Hampshire, we don’t get to walk in this beach often. We live to come in October half... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Natalie P
via mobile
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“sand dunes” (29 reviews)
“rock pools” (37 reviews)
“car park” (40 reviews)
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St Ives Bay, St Ives, England
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"sand dunes"
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"rock pools"
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"car park"
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"godrevy lighthouse"
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"sunset surf"
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"jam pot"
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"miles and miles"
in 7 reviews
"body boarding"
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"light house"
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"great surf"
in 9 reviews
"rain or shine"
in 4 reviews
"kite flying"
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"seal colony"
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"national trust"
in 6 reviews
"dog walking"
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"surf lessons"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a walk along the beach, always helps when the sun shines, the sky and sea are blue. Always fall in love with Cornwall

Thank Sue J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Living in Hampshire, we don’t get to walk in this beach often. We live to come in October half term with our teenagers and dogs. The scenery is breathtaking, and you can walk miles. Today it was almost high tide so we walked part beach...More

Thank Natalie P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are lucky to have a place within 15 minutes of this beach and so visit it often. Beautiful sandy beach, good surf, plenty of parking and nearby cafes. Walk up the cliff and look over to spot the seals in the next cove.

Thank emscie
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Rocky loved this beach! Once the tide is out you can really appreciate this beach, the rock pools that form are perfect for dogs to have a swim in, just like nature intended! These are huge and in some areas deep rock pools so please...More

Thank Nicola M
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We absolutely love Gwithian it’s such a wonderfully natural place during any time of the year. Make sure you look for the seal Colony in the cove over the hill.

Thank Janice S
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Parked at the National Trust car park and set off to walk the headland. Unknown to us we came across a seal colony occupying a quiet cove. Fantastic.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Another great Beach of St Ives as we were walking we could here young kids with their parents all in wets eager to get into the sea n try a bit of surf. It was great to see kids with phones in hands n why...More

Thank Diane D
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

A favourite beach for us especially in the winter months when the tourists have gone home and dogs are allowed on the beach. Great walking, but also great for kids to dig and collect bits and pieces for beach art. Its a great favourite for...More

Thank Trewirgies
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is one of the finest beaches near St. Ives. There is ample car parking and good pathways to the beach. In October we nearly had the beach to ourselves with artists, surfers, dog walkers and horse trotters. For a very peaceful setting you must...More

Thank Ciaran B
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

A wonderful day out at a superb location. We will go back with our wellies as I would love to paddle in the rock pools.

Thank 720yvonnec
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MrPaulH10
30 June 2016|
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Response from Andrew F | Reviewed this property |
I can't see why not! Near Godrevy head the National Trust may ban it. The beach is very tidal and if you are responsible I can see no reason why not!
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millie070800
10 June 2016|
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Response from IL1983 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any signs for a specific area for dogs to be walked on.
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