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Porthgwidden Beach

The Island, St Ives, England
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Ranked #3 of 22 Attractions in St Ives
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Pontypridd
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

My wife and I recently ate for the first time at this restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The atmosphere is relaxed with the menu offering a decent choice. We both opted for the steak and were not disappointed For us though the highlight was the service. On the night we were there the sole waitress dealt professionally with a... More

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Matching Green, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent small sheltered beach with another great beach cafe. Lovely golden sand and views to Godrevy lighthouse

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South Staffordshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Porthgwidden beach cafe is a great place for breakfast, lunch & dinner or even just for a drink with a fantastic view.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

called in to book, told not to worry. when back home phoned just so we werent dissapointed, told fully booked! Dont worry the outside area will have plenty of room. arrived, outside fully booked! Put on tiny table by prams etc but then moved just as we started our starters. Nice table overlooking the beach. Ordered extra bread to go... More

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Hampton court
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is a very good restaurant for seafood, atmosphere and sea views. Friendly staff and consistently good food, the seafood Linguini is arguably one of the best in St Ives! Dog friendly as well which is a plus!

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Manchester
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

this beautiful little cove has stunning views across St Ives bay and the fantastic Porthgwidden beach cafe should you wish to dine with the ocean right beside you

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Derby, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My daughter & I were on holiday in St Ives, & visited Porthgwidden Beach, the day hurricane Gonzales hit South West England. (Tuesday 21st October 2014.) The setting was amazing. The normally calm water was a blanket of surf from one side to the other, with white horses out on the ocean as far as the eye could see. The... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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304 reviews 304 reviews
155 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

On a rainy, cool day at this beach, I saw dozens of surfers in the water. As I chatted with a young man as he was leaving, he assured me that the conditions were perfect. I watched but did not participate. Lovely setting for everyone!

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Cheltenham
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206 reviews 206 reviews
45 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Beautiful sunny day on October and diced to take our two boys - 4 and 1 to the beach. This beach is perfect - smooth sand, very sheltered and nice waves. Both boys loved it and great to get in the sea in October. Lovely. Tip - great beach for young children, very sheltered.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Breakfast was luke warm which did not help as we were seated outside. Portions could have been more generous.

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