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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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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

In the sunshine this is the best beach in Cornwall if not the UK. Beautiful sandy under foot gentle sloping waters with tide out you can walk across to Smeatons Pier

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The beach shop is brilliant, really cheap to hire / buy beachy stuff and very relaxed. The pastys from the cafe were also excellent if a little pricey, but you're paying for the location!

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london
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A beach in miniature - small and special and very calm sea so perfect for younger children. Lovely. Terrific cafe at the top and lovely hill with 16th century chapel beyond.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful sandy beach and when tide is going out you can walk to nearby St Ives Harbour. Great family beach with restaurant, beach bar and shop on beach

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

There are 3 beaches within a short walking distance of St Ives town centre and this is definately the best, perfect sand and well sheltered from the winds, a real sun trap. The beach has a café bar and toilets and is only a 10 minute walk into St Ives although all up hill. You can walk up the steps... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We took the family of four teenagers and really enjoyed the food and view from the terrace. Fresh fish beautifully cooked.

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Paisley
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We booked for a family celebration because of recommendations and, in the main, the food was excellent. The major diappointment from my point of view was that my starter and main courses both had exactly the same accompaniments which I though was a bit short sighted of the chef. Otherwise a great night was had by all thanks to the... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

No need to go abroad, this beach has it all.. White sands and surf. Plenty of room and great facilities. You can eat near by and leave all your beach stuff on the sand as cafe is a short walk away with great views.

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Leicester
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Lovely beach , never disappoints , can't understand why staff serving coffee, pasties etc never smile - don't forget without the tourist pound you might not be there ,

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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
22 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Picturesque and well equipped. Plenty of space for sunbathers even on the hottest days. Our favourite beach in St Ives.

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