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Porthminster Beach

St Ives, England
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Ranked #4 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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Darwen, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The largest of the St. Ives beaches is well served with food, drink, toilets, lovely sand and, thanks to the United Beach Missions, full of entertainment for kids and adults alike. During the summer holidays there are games for the children, beach volleyball, tug of war and penalty shootout competitions, with the Beach Team. It's easy to spend the whole... More

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Carlisle Cumbria
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197 reviews 197 reviews
26 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit. The sands are great for play and there are plenty of good cafés, shops and ice cream sellers. It is one of my favourite beaches in England.

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Denham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

soft sand with on beach water sports, plus a selection of dining experiences ranging from Pasties to BBQ or a stroll to the beach café will transport you onto the next culinary level..... This is a clean and safe beach with life guards

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Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Clean, safe, excellent sand, excellent restaurant, excellent take away fish and chips and sea food grille, good shop, decent surf (if the weathers right), what more could you want? Ok guaranteed sunshine and excellent surf every day but that's just being greedy.

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Oslo, Norway
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Large beach, clean, very good beach restaurant, close to the city center. Perfect for all ages. Nice view of the area surrounding the beach

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Love the beach! Was lovely weather when we were here. People are pleasant. Close to all the shops and places to eat. Sand is so soft and there's plenty to do

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Just down from the train station/park & ride, easy to take all your things down. Very scenic beach with rocks and views, occasional seal (the same one that you can visit on a boat seal trip) & dolphin. Take away (wine on the beach? £5) & fancy Portminster Cafe for food & cream tea. Bring your own kit but ice... More

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Wroughton, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Fantastic family beach. Gorgeous sandy beach, with greet facilities. It's clean and well maintained. It has a handy beach shop, lovely bar and great fish and chips!

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Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Like - sandy beach, not too busy, close to beach cafés and beach shop. Nothing to dislike. Railway station over the road from the beach not far to go.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A large beach for families and friends. Always something to do on this beach with family activities going on throughout the day. Good swimming and fairly safe for the kids. Good access to the train and town. Places to eat and drink close by. We always spend a least 2 or 3 days on this beach.

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