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“Cleaner than many in the area but cold in 2011!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Porthminster Beach

Porthminster Beach
St Ives, England
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Ranked #2 of 21 Attractions in St Ives
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Owner description: A favorite place for a family outing, this lovely stretch of beach overlooks Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance.
London
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“Cleaner than many in the area but cold in 2011!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

This beach is quiet, it has really lovely sand and the most wonderful cafe which is really a high quality restaurant these days.

The sea itself is really great for bathing, never too stirred up, and clean.

This year (2011) however was a year when a wet suit was needed in order to stay in the water for more than 10 minutes!!

Visited July 2011
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Brighton
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“Just beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

A fantastic beach. Very safe and the sand was soft under your feet. Does it have a fault? If it does, I couldn't find it.

Visited September 2011
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Liverpool
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“Beautiful beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

This beach is a must to visit if you go to Cornwall, Lovely sand, clean water and an RNLI lifesaver on this beach means that it's great for a family day out at the beach. There is a cafe, toilets, showers, restaurant and bar on the beach so everyone will be happy! Please visit - you won't be disappointed.

Visited August 2011
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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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“Good beach, gets a little busy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

Smaller than the nearby Porthmeor beach, but with good views and good sand. It is always very busy, even at Easter, and for this reason I prefer Porthmeor. Nonetheless a good beach if you don't mind the crowds.

Visited April 2010
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