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Porthmeor Beach

St Ives, England
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in St Ives
Type: Beaches
Description: 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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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Our favourite beach to visit in St Ives. Perfect for learning to surf (visit St Ives Surf School to book lessons / hire equipment)' a great beach cafe as well as more upmarket cafe / bistro. Clean toilets as well !

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London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It was lovely to sit on the balcony at Porthmeor Cafe and see the fun had by surfers, dogs and kids on a warm sunny day in April!

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The best tapas we have ever had and we've tried a few! New menu for this year but still the old favourites on there. Well worth a visit.

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devon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A stormy weekend in February but this great beach was full of surfers as the waves pounded in. If you don't want to surf, the surrounding cliffs on the island are a brilliant vantage point to watch. Good clean sand as well

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Frome, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Just a great place to sit outside, enjoy a drink and some food and an amazing view. Fantastic place to be and the food is amazing!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The most untamed of St Ives four glorious beaches watched over by my forebears buried in the cemetery above, and the magnificent St Ives Tate gallery. The least safe beach and I would recommend only strong and experienced swimmers should use it. Lots of undertow to drag the unsuspecting out to sea. Still lots of rock pools for the children... More

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Fremantle, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

this beach is surrounded by galleries .cafes nice apartments which overlook the beach .its a bit windy but get a windbreak .best place in st ives .

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Bedfordshire
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93 reviews 93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30,633 helpful votes 30,633 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We have been going to Cornwall for years but had never been to Porthmeor Beach before. Some friends told us about this lovely beach, the largest one in St. Ives on the Tate Gallery side, which is only a short walk from the harbour. This is a lovely clean beach, family friendly and patrolled by lifeguards in peak season. This... More

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Formby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Gorgeous Food, indoor or outdoor seating even cosy outdoor sheltered tables love this. Special treat as bit more expensive than the street cafes but well worth it.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Just everything. The walks and the views mainly. Can recommend focsle down under as a place to stay during the summer

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