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Porthmeor Beach

St Ives, England
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Ranked #2 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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Stockport, UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Lovely sandy beach, just enough wave action to be fun and enclosed between two picturesque headlands. Also excellent food from the Porthmeor Beach Cafe and very conscientious lifeguards as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Great clean beach, excellent surfing, lifeguarded, beautiful scenery, sunshine, plenty of space even in august, love it x

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london
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Don't let the laid back vibe and bucket-and-spade decor, or the tiny kitchen, fool you: the food here is excellent. I was astonished to read another reviewer complaining that there wasn't enough choice because the menu is very varied and, after having tried most of it over several visits, it's all extremely tasty. Service is hurried rather than harried (they... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Usually quite packed but has a great surf school and is very near to the center of St Ives. Good surf spot in the summer!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Excellent for skimming. Superb waves on one of the days we were there. When the sun is shining this is comparable to any beach in the world.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This beach is a favourite for surfers and families - but beware, the waves can be crazy! Great for rock climbing and for sandcastles. Lovely sandy beach with magnificent sunsets. Among the windier beaches - get a position by the rocks if possible. Another Cornish gem - surely, the best beaches in the world!

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

superb surfing beach. great surrounding cliff top walks, with superb beach views and close to Tate Gallery and the quaint streets of St Ives, with Art shops and eateries galore!.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

lots of room and sandy, sea very cold but with a wet suit lovely. lots of surfers as waves a plenty.

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Hertfordshire
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Lovely beach, can't wait to go back next year. Great beach cafe. And beach huts also available. The children loved it!

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South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Porthmeor beach is great when the sun is shining, the sea is beautiful and great for surfing. The sand is soft. Great atmosphere and beautiful views

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