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“Brilliant.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Porthmeor Beach

Porthmeor Beach
St Ives, England
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in St Ives
Type: Beaches
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Owner description: This half-mile-long beach with firm sands is a popular recreational area around St. Ives, where all amenities are available, including beach chalets.
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“Brilliant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Right on the beach with views to die for, the staff are wonderful, well mannered and very helpful. The food is delicious throughout the day, and kids are very welcome, with smoothies and milkshakes etc. A great place.

Visited October 2013
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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“Tapas for Two”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Very nice Tapas lunch especially the cauliflower cheese with leeks. Lovely views over beach and very pleasant and friendly staff. Cakes looked lovely!

Visited October 2013
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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“lovely tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Nice food, nice wine. Good to have plenty og veggie options. My partner said his fish was one of the nicest things he has ever eaten. Only problem was doors being opened both ends all the time made it cold.

Visited October 2013
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Great scenic beach.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Very clean beach with good facilities (surf school, beach cafe and toilets) very scenic and good surfing for all abilities..

Visited October 2013
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Darwen, England, United Kingdom
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“Would be better if we had our dogs with us”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

As a regular visitor to St Ives I have been left totally bemused by the 6 month dog ban on this and other beaches that has been implemented 24 hours a day. Sure I can see the sense of asking owners to keep their dogs off the beach during the day in the busy holiday period. To be honest most responsible owners would do this anyway out of respect to their dog as it can get really packed. But to have a ban on walking the beach with your dog in the evening or early mornings seems completely bonkers. Visitors come to St Ives to visit the beaches! And to be told they can't go on four of the main tourist beaches for six months of the year seems a nonsense! Especially during the inclement weather... often the only people on the beach and therefore spending their money at the cafes during bad weather are the hardy dog-owning folk and their pets...Some say its because of safety to children....well this dog owner has three children and a dog....are you seriously suggesting that because my dog lives in close proximity to children they are in danger of disease etc every day of their lives? Come on St Ives lets get this into perspective and some more realistic none-dog time before visitors go elsewhere!

Visited August 2013
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