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Porthgwidden Beach

The Island, St Ives, England
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in St Ives
Type: Beaches
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Shipley, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Popped in for a coffee & a bacon roll on Saturday while out for a walk. Good service, fabulous coffee and an excellent bacon roll (toasted)

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Hereford
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Fantastic fresh fish dishes On the beach, a view to die for, friendly staff Nothing to dislike. The out side seating area is fine on a warm evening, inside is cosy on winter evenings.

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St. Ives
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Had a great meal with a friend, good food, friendly service. Good choice of menu and wine list. Tasty food and good portions.

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Manchester
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Loved this beach - shielded and clean great for kids - couldn't fault it . A life guard as well as beach huts, gas a good array of facilities. Loved the cafe as well

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Hemel Hempstead
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Amazing location, fantastic food and lovely staff. I would highly recommend the Beach Cafe as a restaurant, somewhere to grab a coffee and cake or as a venue for an event.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Lovely little beach with good restaurant attached and beach huts. It is very sheltered and the sea is good here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We loved this beach.small and secluded with all the facilities you need just a few steps away.not as busy as the other beaches.the cafe is very good.or just sit at the bar and enjoy the view if you dont fancy a dip in the sea.good choice for young families.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a lovely small family friendly beach, with a great little cafe. Today, however, was the first day of dog season , and didn't, we know it! I am not anti dog, having 2 Labradors myself, but as there is a dog friendly beach nearby, it seems a shame that this one has to allow them at all, particularly... More

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great Sand, smallest beach around St Ives and less crowded and much less commercial traffic as it is more secluded

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Thornaby, England
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We fell in love with this beach on our recent holiday. It's smaller but we were staying only 2 minutes away. We had been for breakfast at the beach cafe one morning when we spotted seals in the water. Rushed down to watch them and they were coming up close to the beach and resting on the near rocks. Later... More

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