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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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Favourite beach but very fond childhood memories

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Helenrh2014
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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Wicklow
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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137 reviews 137 reviews
22 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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The West Country
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

a beautiful beach in a lovely setting, clean golden sand and a couple of nice cafΓ©'s. I have not tried it out in the high summer season so cannot say how busy it gets, I imaging it could get busy. Parking is limited so maybe not. When the tide is right out you can actually walk all the way around... More 

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Lincoln
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Porthminster beach has to be one of the best beaches in the UK. Soft white sand and crystal clear waters, you could quite easily mistake It for a beach in warmer climates. Only draw back is the sea temperature, slightly freezing, but very exhilarating. This is an ideal family beach as it provides all the facilities you need, toilets, food,... More 

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Wigan, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Lovely beach it was quiet the time we visited but would get very busy in summer, a plus point in summer they have park & ride from Carbis to St Ives takes away a lot of traffic. The only downside is steps down to the beach

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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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