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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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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a magnificent beach, even better that I arrived from the sea, walking round from the next bay on the beach due to an exceptionally low tide. The beach is clean, sandy throughout, and great for kids, families, adults, in fact great for everyone!

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Sand sand and more sand. Fabulous cafe. Looked more like the Caribbean than U.K. Easy to get to on train. Only ashort walk into St Ives centre.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Whether you go for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea, you will not be disappointed. Blankets are available for sitting on the terrace.

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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Stayed at the Peninsula Apartments that overlook Porthminster Beach. The views from the apartment are absolutely amazing. The beach itself is lovely and we enjoyed taking a stroll down the beach every day during our stay. I booked my apartment through Carbis Bay Holidays. They offer a very good service with luxury apartments overlooking the beach.

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

excellent beach and we had it all to ourselves (weather was horrid) a steep set of steps and slope to gain access to the beach and a cafe that looked nice (closed due to time of year)

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devon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Very stormy weekend but this wonderful beach is so sheltered. What a lovely beach for children, walking dogs - anyone really.

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Hayle, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The food was good, the location right on the beach was brilliant. The restaurant was a really pleasant place. Sadly, I thought it was rather overpriced. I have been there twice and wouldn't go again.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

A superb beach giving 365 days enjoyment to all ages. When the bathing tents go up, the putting green opens and the ice cream and tea shop springs into life surely a demi-paradise for holidaymakers and locals alike All 100 percent FREE

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Another wonderful little Beach which you will love, this is quite a small beach very quaint again gold sands blue water clean and a little easier to keep the eyes on the family it's so easy to loose sight of them on large beaches not on this one fantastic

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newport
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72 reviews 72 reviews
4 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Some dishes are a little rich so be careful what you order. Soup was hot and tasty, vegetable curry nice, fish and chips excellent.

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