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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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Stockport, UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

One of the delights of St Ives is that its location around a headland means that no matter which way the breeze is blowing, there is always a beach that is sheltered. This beach is relatively small and deep, so is frequently sheltered, but its small size means that it can be crowded

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The beach is so beautiful and the sea is so clear. Its an ideal beach for all the family to enjoy swimming in.With beach huts, cafeteria, toilets,you can spend all day relaxing the choice is yours. Rising above the beach there is a large grassy area with benches that provide wonderful views across the bay that matches anything the Mediterranean... More

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Sutton Coldfield
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54 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Only popped in for coffees towards the end of our holiday and wished we had called in sooner. Nice location on beach with good attentive service. The lemon cheesecake with vanilla ice cream was superb. Will definitely book again when next in St Ives. Regards Gary Saunders

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lovely beach bit small for sea bathing but convenient for cafe. Public toilets at top of slipway and on the edge of town centre the only difficulty is parking.

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Oxford
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This beach is so beautiful to go to early in the morning.. its sunny and deserted and the sea is so clear. Theres a little beach cafe where you can get cheesy chips etc; the food is not great at all, but much needed after an icy swim!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a lovely beach but when busy is difficult to access via the car park. Lovely area though and well worth a trip.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Steeply sloping, but with wonderful golden sands and great for children, this is a wonderful little beech. Even better is the fact that it has the wonderful cafe on hand next to the beech, serving food and drink into the evening. Also beech huts available. What's not to like?

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Excellent beach cafe bistro.. serving excellent seafood and lunches /breakfasts with a wonderful view of the beach and surrounding headlands..

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

An evening meal at the Porthgwidden Beach cafe was perfect. The views are fantastic and the food was well prepared and presented. We sat outside which added to the evening.

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Strood, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My favourite of St Ives' s beaches. Clean, picturesque, safe, sheltered, great water regularly visited by seals & lovely food & drink on offer. Wether it's sunny & bustling or quieter when the weather's not so good, swimming in the cove just sorts me out!

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