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Porthminster Beach

Address: St Ives, England
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Ranked #4 of 25 Activities in St Ives
Owner description: A favorite place for a family outing, this lovely stretch of beach overlooks Godrevy Lighthouse in...
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Owner description: A favorite place for a family outing, this lovely stretch of beach overlooks Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This beach is the most amazing beach ever. The sea is turquoise bluey green and so beautiful just to stand and watch. There are a lot of dog walkers on the beach but it is kept so clean.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

amazing views, brilliantly cooked food, knowledgeable and friendly staff, innovative menus. This is a 'must visit' if you are in the area and you enjoy fine dining.

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Cannington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

booked a table here for New Year's Eve. Had the best seat in the place but sadly being night the view was lovely across the harbour looking at the lights but it would have been better in the daylight. The service was second to none....food excellent. That's the positives over with now for the negatives.... the food was at best... More 

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staffordshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

we went to the beach on a sunny December day and was surprised to find how may other people did the same thing.The beach was very clean with beautiful soft sand and clean sea,There are plenty of shops within easy walking distance(no beach shop open because it was out of season)

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Chudleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Just round the corner from the harbour and just below the railway car park and station. Busy on Friday afternoon on 3rd January - people walking children building sandcastle and adults playing football wS great to see and such a great sandy long beach - must be great in the summer.

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Incomparable location on the sand at the north end of St Ives Bay ! This St Ives landmark provides both indoor and outdoor seating with immediate bay views looking south to the harbor. Excellent personal wait staff; our server, Callum, helped guide me to a wonderful white wine choice for our fish entrees, including an exceptionally tasty Monkfish curry. The... More 

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Sheffield
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My favourite - Porthminster Beach is the best 'all round' beach in Porthminster. Great facilities for surfing and bodyboarding. Fantastic beach restaurant overlooking the beach. Great for walks with the dog.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Absolutely love Porthminster beach. Very clean and tidy, the water is always the most gorgeous turquoise colour and even on busy days there is so much room to sit on the beach.

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

this beach is very often used by newly weds who took the plunge in one of the beautiful hotels along side this amazing beach. the sand is clean and the sea is blue/green and doesn't matter what the weather brings there is always the beach café to sit and have a cuppa .

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Stockholm, Sweden
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

What a view! Wonderful from the café just above the sandy dunes. Enjoy something colourful with an umbrella and the entertainment are for free. Surfing, bathing families, couples on honeymoon and so on.....

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