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Porthgwidden Beach

The Island, St Ives, England
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in St Ives
Type: Beaches
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was a sheltered beach with lovely sand. It slopes into the sea more sharply than the other beaches, so you don't have to walk miles when the tide's out to go for a swim

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Always our 1st choice st ives beach. Crystal clear sea, regular seals in bay, sand just perfect for kids sandcastles and general play and not overcrowded. We just love it here. If you visit st ives and don't visit porthgwidden then you are missing out

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Waited nearly 1.5 hours for main course, always better service during winter. I think they booked everyone in at the same time and the kitchen couldn't cope!

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Harborne, null, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This beach is perfect for little ones - I took my boys there when they were small and this year I was there with my grandchildren. There are excellent facilities on the beach for eating, drinking and amusing the children. Watch out for the seagulls !!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Been here at least once a year for 44 years. The only beach you need. Looking a little shabbier than in the 1970's but still great place to head. When it gets too hot, go on the hill and fly a kite. Only downside is the appalling smell toilets at the top of the slope.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

big surprise ,what a find,nice cosy restaurant inside ,terrace outside ,staff very helpful,varied menu ,ill go again

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This beach is almost hidden and some overlook it's beauty because it's so small but it is a fantastic beach. It's been my favourite going on 20 years now. Cafe is lovely too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

St ives is a great place. I visited this beach for the first 18 years of my life. I got lost on this beach when I was 3 yrs old. Amazing place with great memories. Iv got St Ives in my blood x

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Reading, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

All of the beach cafes in St Ives are worth a visit as they all serve superb food and offer superb views in stunning locations. The Porthgwidden Beach Café has always been our traditional favourite in St Ives, but we did feel that it did not live up to previous standards this year. The food was still good, but not... More

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Witney Oxfordshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Smallest of the three main beaches it is sheltered and has a great little café. Perfect for families although a little walk from the main car parks

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