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Address: St Ives, England
Description: A favorite place for a family outing, this lovely stretch of beach...
A favorite place for a family outing, this lovely stretch of beach overlooks Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance.
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Amazing scenery

We visited before the busy season, my daughter and her husband were also staying there with their dog and as it was earlier in the year we could walk on all the beaches. We were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Newport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We visited before the busy season, my daughter and her husband were also staying there with their dog and as it was earlier in the year we could walk on all the beaches. We were also very fortunate with the weather cold and sunny.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely beach very clean even though there are plenty of dogs being walked, cafe and bar great place to sit have a drink and watch the world go by.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Porthminster Beach is a piece of heaven in this beautiful part of West Cornwall. Clear waters and a white sandy beach is a must visit

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Devon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This beach cafe on a sunny day has to be one of the most perfect spots to share lunch with your loved ones. The view down across the sand to the sea is beautiful and this coupled with a relaxed venue offering a good range of dishes makes for a memorable visit and somewhere to return as it is certainly... More 

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west yorkshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Good views and great food in a relaxed setting, we try to make lunch here when visiting but booking is essential especially if you want a view by the window.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The food and service were excellent, there was anice ambiance couoldnt take in the views as it was winter therefore dark, I am sure that on a summers evening it would be amazing-I hope to visit and find out.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Lovely clean safe beach. Had a big shelf which we were told was caused by a recent storm and happens now and then. Never seen it before there though. Lovely restaurant on the beach.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

So, life is a beach πŸ˜„ And this ticks all the boxes. If like me you like golden sands, a beach that is pure bucket & spade then this is a must for you and children. This is one of 4 beaches in St Ives, is it the best, does it really matter cause it is just gorgeous. Very busy... More 

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Plymouth UK
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This beach is just below the railway station and an easy walk from the centre of St Ives. There are toilets (but shut in the winter) above the beach and a great Restaurant currently closed for renovations which I have eaten at before (strongly recommended for lunch or supper), The beach is clean and the sand pale yellow with the... More 

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Windsor
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138 reviews 138 reviews
22 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This beach was just a short walk from our cottage and it had such few people on it, especially in the mornings it felt like our own private beach. It is beautiful and clean and breathtaking.

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