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Porthgwidden Beach

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Address: The Island, St Ives, England

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One of my favourite beaches in Cornwall!

Truly perfect beach in one of the most perfect spots in cornwall! The beach is wonderfully clean and at high tide you can jump and dive from the rocks with ease! The Island car... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Truly perfect beach in one of the most perfect spots in cornwall! The beach is wonderfully clean and at high tide you can jump and dive from the rocks with ease! The Island car park is about 20M away and there is 2 shops you can see from the beach and of course the Porthgwidden cafe that serves fantastic food... More 

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linlithgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

great small beach with lovely café, reasonable prices, friendly people. great to sit and relax, safe for children, nearby lovely walks and not far from centre of town

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

just what you would expect for a summer family holiday ,superb ! water in clean as is the sand ,the beach bar and kitchen serve quality food at great prices and were open for most of the day/night.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Lovely night out here, fabulous views, great menu, gorgeous food, very knowledgable staff Went back the next day for breakfast...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

lack of parking is a problem if you have mobility issues. The beach is lovely and clean great for surfers and children who want to explore the beach. The view a are fantastic.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great family friendly facilities, small, clean beach with great facilities, a short walk from the harbour and a good sized car park

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Well served for parking, toilets & food. Plus a sandy beach, within easy reach of the town. restaurant overlooks the beach.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

reasonably small cove crystal clear waters , perfect for swimming , one of the lesser know St Ives beaches , small car park at the top of the headland but your chances of a parking space is near impossible , beautiful sand ,sheltered ,note there are some awkward steps for anyone with walking difficulties , Fabulous in every way cleanliness,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Clean, no dogs. My only moan, is the seagulls. Be mindful of there presence especially when eating. Also, some outdoor showers would be great when comming off the beach.

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Biddulph, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

One of the smaller of the St Ives Bay beaches, but a little gem, very safe for children, beach cafe, beach huts, 5 minutes walk into St Ives centre, if you are lucky enough to find a space The Island car park is adjacent to the beach

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Address: The Island, St Ives, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives

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