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Address: St Ives, England
Description: This half-mile-long beach with firm sands is a popular recreational area...
This half-mile-long beach with firm sands is a popular recreational area around St. Ives, where all amenities are available, including beach chalets.
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Great place for body boarders and surfing learners

Super surfing beach - but you don't have to be a real surfer to enjoy it, Hire a wet suit and take a body board out - you'll have lots of fun. Pick a windy day and go nice and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Super surfing beach - but you don't have to be a real surfer to enjoy it, Hire a wet suit and take a body board out - you'll have lots of fun. Pick a windy day and go nice and early before it gets crowded out there. Clean toilets, changing facilities and a great little cafe too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to visit with children. Lovely and clean, beware of the seagulls they will steal your ice cream!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great beach , sand is beautiful and soft, great place to spend a fun day in the sun with the kids. Local amenities close by .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely beach that we have visited many times over the years. It's a great sandy beach although this year when we visited there was a long lines of stones across the beach & an impenetrable line of jellyfish. We tried to work passed them but they were also floating in the sea so it blocked access to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This beach is fabulous for surfers and body boarders. The Atlantic rollers are amazing to watch. I love this place.

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fantastic sands not crowded even on the hottest days ..it has great access ... lifeguards on duty ..there is a surf school and you can easily rent boogie boards and surf gear ....very very clean .... nice affordable cafe on walls as you access the beach ... the look out for the seagulls in St Ives they will dive bomb... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Good to see Lifeguards on this beach and clearly- defined areas for bathing and surfing. Great waves the day we went on. Looks clean enough

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Clean, life-guarded beach. Jam-packed on a sunny summer's day, but still room for kids to run about without flicking sand at anyone. Good eats and drink edge the beach. Would recommend the Surf School!! Great waves for beginners and experienced surfers alike.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What a beach!!! Deep soft and dry sand at the top - Firmer sands half way down and unique 'pools' formed by the tide in the sand on it's way to the water edge. If you go on a off shore wind day you can get some quality surf, anywhere from 2ft up to 6ft! Very safe general bathing. Parking... More 

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stoke on trent staffs england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If there is a nicer place for a holiday in this country I have yet find it. Porthmeor is just one of four beaches in st. Ives, Its the largest,with the best waves,and sand.

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Address: St Ives, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives

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