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Porthminster Beach

St Ives, England
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in St Ives
Type: Beaches
Description: A favorite place for a family outing, this lovely stretch of beach overlooks Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance.
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We sat on the benches and purchased drinks whilst we waited for our holiday lettings company to give us our cottage key but quite nicely located right on beach with view of the sea. Drinks were a bit pricey but that seems the same for everywhere in St Ives.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We had a very delicious lunch. Creative and well prepared dishes. The waitresses were very helpful with finding us a new table when the one we had on the terrace was too cold due to the winds. Of course the lovely view of the beach.

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Looe
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Absolutely stunning,clean beach... The sun shone & felt like I was abroad:)) Beautiful golden sand & car park nearby.....

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Again, a terrible shame for dog owners and for Cornwall's tourist industry. Avoid St Ives totally if you are a dog owner, unless you are happy to just walk your dog for a short time on Harbour Beach each evening.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a magnificent beach, even better that I arrived from the sea, walking round from the next bay on the beach due to an exceptionally low tide. The beach is clean, sandy throughout, and great for kids, families, adults, in fact great for everyone!

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Sand sand and more sand. Fabulous cafe. Looked more like the Caribbean than U.K. Easy to get to on train. Only ashort walk into St Ives centre.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Whether you go for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea, you will not be disappointed. Blankets are available for sitting on the terrace.

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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Stayed at the Peninsula Apartments that overlook Porthminster Beach. The views from the apartment are absolutely amazing. The beach itself is lovely and we enjoyed taking a stroll down the beach every day during our stay. I booked my apartment through Carbis Bay Holidays. They offer a very good service with luxury apartments overlooking the beach.

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

excellent beach and we had it all to ourselves (weather was horrid) a steep set of steps and slope to gain access to the beach and a cafe that looked nice (closed due to time of year)

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devon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Very stormy weekend but this wonderful beach is so sheltered. What a lovely beach for children, walking dogs - anyone really.

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