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Address: The Island, St Ives, England
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Stunning Views, Beautiful Beach

The beaches in St Ives are stunning in general and this little gem of a beach is very special. Great food available at the beach café as well. Just lovely

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2016
PEMtheDane
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London, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

The beaches in St Ives are stunning in general and this little gem of a beach is very special. Great food available at the beach café as well. Just lovely

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The best kept secret in st Ives. We love this beach and visit it every time we come to Cornwall. It's nice on a warm day and a cold day. Has toilets but not open all year round. Very clear water and sandy beach. Good for dog walking in the winter.

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Thank Simon10077
Lichfield
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

The best secluded beach in St Ives. Great at all times of the year. Love it here. Very close to the centre and accessible via the island car park.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Wish we had had the time to have a meal here as the food looked and smelled delicious. We just stopped for coffee and hot chocolate on a blustery December day. You can sit on the terrace for coffee which is under cover but you can still see all the action on the beach (not that there was much !!).... More 

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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

It's always been here of course, yet the first time one comes upon it it feels like a personal discovery! Small, enchanting! St Ives best kept secret!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Our favourite beach here although others are lovely too. Sheltered and tucked away with the advantage of a cafe and takeaway in good weather. Beautiful sand and clear water..... Perfect Cornwall even in winter!

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Love this place, off the main track in St iVes but has good parking from St Nicholas car park. There are a few eating places close by but St Ives town is only 10 mins walk away. If the sun shines get to the beach.

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Coventry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

All the beaches round St Ives are lovely. This is quite a small beach with easy access to St Ives, and the Island car park.

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is a lovely little beach - good to go to when the Harbour Beach and Portmeour Beach are too windy. Clean water which hosts wild life, and good cafe on the beach year round.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Small quiet beach (probably as we visited in November). Cafe/toilets weren't open (again due to time of year?). Enough space for our dog to run around, although other beaches in this area would definitely be our choice. Nothing to complain about.

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