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Porthminster Beach

St Ives, England
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Ranked #3 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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berkshire, england
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Fantastic beach day and night. Perfect to go to share a bottle of wine with friends at the end of the day. Takeaway cafe under the restaurant stays open until late.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Certainly one of the finest beaches in the West Country, St Ives bay is a beautiful setting, the sand soft and great food is available. Unfortunately you do get the occasional scumbag who brings their dog onto this dog-free beach, but what can you do? Some people are just selfish tw*ts. Pleasure to walk or wade across to the harbour... More

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
45 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Situated next to the small train station Porthminster Beach is fantastic. On a sunny day you could be on a beach anywhere in the world. The sea was calm and sand was golden and soft. Parking is available at the station car park. There is a nice café/bar on the beach. I would definitely return to this piece of paradise.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Stunning clean beach with stunning views and a great place to eat and drink. The food is cooked to perfection and the portion size is more the enough.

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Somerset
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is very obviously a foodie restaurant, but do not be put off. We have only ever had coffee here, but it is great quality and surprisingly good value. Because it is out of St Ives it does not get impossibly crowded, and the staff- all young, polite and highly personable- are quite happy for you to sit over a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Not the cheapest place to eat yet the quality is very good and the view is just stunning. Advise booking especially if you want to have a window or outside seat, which you really should. Light bites are a bit misleading, they are more like a starter size portion!

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Lovely and clean beach with wonderful views out to sea. Lack of toilets though Luckily most people adhered to the sign saying no dogs thank goodness At one end of the beach as well as beach shop thee is a restaurant called Nymaster or something like that. It is v expensive for what it is, but we sat outside there... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Clean white sand, amazing blue sea and plenty of room on this large stretch of beach in a perfect location for shopping and resturaunts!

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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Love this beach it's very sheltered and is quite a sun trap (when it's out) highly reccommend a visit You can hire deckchairs and windbreakers from the beach shop though the beach bar is abit on the expensive side!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is simpley the best beach in the world if you are visiting st ives then its a must to spend the day on here

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