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Address: The Island, St Ives, England

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Best place to have a beer and stare out to sea

Very good staff.All food cooked fresh,and a great view of the sea. We went to tea in the morning,and a beer and wine in the afternoon

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Very good staff.All food cooked fresh,and a great view of the sea. We went to tea in the morning,and a beer and wine in the afternoon

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Beautiful little beach, tucked away, a short walk from St Ives, soft sand with fabulous views. A quiet beach with a big heart.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I like building sand castles on this beach but the only thing in hate is the water is too cold for the kids to play in sorry make it warmer phase thank you my name is Alex Walton

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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great choice of food and drink, seating area. Wonderful location and fantastic views. Toilets close by. The best beach in St Ives in my view!

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Excellent food, very good service with stunning views over looking the beach. I recommend the fish dishes.

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stoke on trent staffs england
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

my wife and I first went to porthgwidden beach 49 years ago, when we had no children, we,ve been back to st Ives at least once every year since then, along with our children and grandson. Guess what? were booked in at the Sloop Inn for christmas.You could say we like it

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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Been before ànd still love it. Our two - 5 and 2 - love playing here. Usually calm, sheltered but pleñty to do. Lovely cafe and loos nearby. What's not to love?

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a beautiful little sandy cove, easily reached by walking beyond the harbour beach in St.Ives. It's great for building sand castles with kids, just watch them in the water as the waves are quite powerful. There's always been a seal that visits, almost every time we've been to this beach - I presume a regular! The cafe is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is a very secluded quiet beach which has a great cafe ,with amazing views. There are some very pretty beach huts. Close to the town.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is a beautiful sandy beach. There is a lovely cafe that serves food and drinks. We like this beach as it is quite small and secluded. Ample car parking spaces but very busy during peak times. There are public toilets at top of beach.

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