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Address: St Ives Bay, St Ives, England
Activities: Surfing

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Yet another beautiful beach!

A beautiful Cornish beach. What more can one say? Clean, fresh and like beaches should be! A wonderful place to take the kids to explore.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A beautiful Cornish beach. What more can one say? Clean, fresh and like beaches should be! A wonderful place to take the kids to explore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

No access for disabled and difficult access for elderly Ideal beach out of south/westerly winds and a suntrap when other beaches are exposed Pleasant Café and takeaway

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

really pretty beach, popular with surfers which makes it interesting. Certain parts are dog friendly

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I visited this beach again 40 years after having spent some many happy memories as a child playing on this beach and surfing, I was not disappointed, it remains a lovely unspoilt sandy beach, great for children and adults alike, a few adults were surfing when i was there last weekend despite the rain and the wind. Great cafe for... More 

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Bristol
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great beach, nice and clean, great surf, loads of space and reasonable parking well worth visiting. Will get very busy in the summer though

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Charlton, Hampshire, UK
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Beautiful, long sandy beach with far reaching views across to St Ives, Hayle and Carbis Bay. Walking along the rocks near the lighthouse was fun. Up on the cliffs you have stunning views plus you can look down to the inaccessable beach to watch the seals. Take some binoculars.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We were on holiday in Cornwall and wanted a good beach to do some sunset photography. We googled it and came up with this one. Wow...what a sunset. It was spectacular. The beach itself is huge and has plenty of rock pools for the interest of our children. The waves looks great for surfing. All in all, a find.

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I re-visited Gwithian after many years away from Cornwall....my goodness, how I miss this wonderful county....Gwithian was my very favourite beach when I was growing up, and my very favourite surfing beach when I was a teenager. It really is the most beautiful place - wild and woolly,remote and yet so near to some really good restaurants, hotels and attractions.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Well worth making a trip to see this part of Cornwall. You get to experience some beautiful walking through the dunes, and then down to miles of flat sandy beach, with rockpools for the children to explore! Fancy some surfing, kite flying etc. this area has it all to offer!!! Not a great deal of choice for refreshment, but there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Came here for a walk around during our stay. Lovely beach with what looks like a good surfing scene. We walked up along the dunes and saw a few people having BBQs. Defiantly on the list next time!!

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

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