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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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We booked in here for a special last meal of our holiday and loved it! A very elegant and cosmopolitan setting, modern tasteful décor, it definitely warrants dressing for dinner. The menu is fairly pricey but the food delivers on presentation, quality and taste, when our starters came I had to resist the temptation to just look at mine longingly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We stayed for 2 weeks and found the location idyllic. It was 2 minutes from the beach, putting green, beach bars and cafes, and 5 minutes walk from the centre of St Ives. It was also right next to the local train station so we could explore the area around by train. So amazing location, exemplary service,with the best breakfasts... More

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Plymouth
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Sand was soft and golden, well patrolled by lifeguards and most importantly very very clean. Plenty of refreshment choices both on the beach and close by and within easy reach by the train or car park.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

sandy beach lovely safe clean water plenty of facilities near town centre reasuarant on beach park at rail way station

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had dinner here on a Saturday night. The restaurant was very busy but we did not have to wait too long. Food, Drinks and Service were very good. All our guests enjoyed it very much!

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Penrith
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

golden soft sand, safe bathing,clear clean water, life guard patrolled, cafe, toilets, worry free one of the best in cornwall

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Wigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

St Ives has many beaches, all lovely, but I think this is my favourite one! Even when busy you can manage to get your own spot and feel you are totally alone - idyllic !

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Shrewsbury
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

What a special treat and I would recommend this to anyone wanting a magical setting right on the beach and very good standard of food. We were lucky to be on the edge closest to the beach where you can hear the waves breaking on this beautiful beach. Looking at the menu at so much choice we decided to chose... More

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Peak District
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great sandy beach that even when busy never seemed too busy. Well served by the beach bar for food and drink.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Lovely sandy beach with perfect facilities by Porthminster cafe- restaurant with good sea views, BBQ outdoors and smaller snack hatch. Something for all, delicious. Loos nearby. Best beach chairs I've ever hired- plastic armchairs with slight recline,way more comfy than deck chairs. The perfect weather helped. Very good for families with young children. Not crowded when we were there. And... More

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