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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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Leicestershire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

What more could you want than this gem of a beach. Superb cafe and take away, surf school, golden sands, the bluest of waters, TATE art gallery, lovely views of Island, easy access to town that's full of lovely shops. Nowhere better.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A great beach with golden sand, ideal for surfers and families. Near to facilities, just a short walk from the harbour, pass the museum and porthgwidden beach, well worth the walk.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend having an evening meal here, the food is incredible. The view is also magnificent overlooking Porthmeor beach whilst the sun is setting. Can't fault!

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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

A beautiful little beach, with excellent restaurants very close. Great walks along the beach and walks along the beach cliff face are very inviting.

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Montgomery, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What a beautiful place,the sun was shining and the beaches were clean and tidy,the shops were fabulous,in Cornwall I must say this is absolutely stunning.we used park and ride to get to it as parking was a nightmare

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stowmarket
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visited this beach one evening so it was quiet and peaceful with just the surfers there, the Tate gallery is located there but we didn't visit as it was closed, a sandy beach so great for kids and lots of parking.

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Looe, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

So many little courses exploding with flavour. Spent several lazy hours overlooking the beach and surf, while being served an array of tapas dishes, washed down with a chilled bottle of wine. Must visit again soon.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is our preferred beach in St Ives when wanting a large beach to chill on. Fun to watch the surfers. Small rock pools at low tide. Clean toilets. Ice creams and snacks on beachside.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Really did not expect to get served food of this quality in a beach restaurant, but we got! Fantastic sallads and nice bread and olive oil plate.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Quite and clean. The best beach in town. Have surf school, restaurant and toilets. I strongly recommend it.

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