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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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Highly recommended family or romantic holiday.

Stunning accommodation, stunning beach, stunning surf, stunning views - and having visited this place for more than 30 years I think I have earned an opinion.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Stunning accommodation, stunning beach, stunning surf, stunning views - and having visited this place for more than 30 years I think I have earned an opinion.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great sandy beach with lovely beach bar. Lifeguards put to the test with poor man needing first aid and helicopter rescue.

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Lauder, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A wonderful safe immaculately clean beach. Good facilities on hand and lifeguards constantly patrolling.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A beautiful beach that I had never seen on previous visits to the area, white sand and blue sea, as this was a day trip I was only able to have a walk along the beach and a nice paddle in the sea though wish I could have spent the day, if you visit St Ives walk over to the... More 

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Bath
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The tapas bar overlooking Porthmeor beach offers the tastiest tapas, ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. It is especially nice to be here in the evening watching the sun go down over the sea. The staff are very friendly and there are blankets and heaters in the booths if the weather cools. The atmosphere is great.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Quite windy when we were there but excellent if you like surfing. Café was good, there is a bowls green at the top and the man there was so keen it was a pleasure to try it and guess what....we loved it....

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

With what looks like good surf and good sand this is an excellent beach not over-populated with families (when we were there). An excellent cafe offers great elevated views. Plus there is the Tate Gallery on hand

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Essington, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I love this beach and have spent many, many hours here every time I visit Cornwall. Lovely beach, clean and easily accessible.

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Biddulph, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Superb golden sands, surfers paradise, idyllic setting, rolling waves, great beach cafe, Tate gallery behind you. For me it's almost the best beach in Britain, it's a beautiful place. I've spent many happy days over the last 60 years there, but Porthgwyden next door just edges it for men

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Reading, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful sandy beach, perfect for relaxing or games, plenty of surfers to watch, or a surf school if you want to have a go, and there are lifeguards so you can go swimming

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

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