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Beautiful golden sands

There are a number of different beaches around the Island in St Ives. Porthmear can be viewed from... read more

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Ian C
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London, United Kingdom
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Just like Australia

If you like surfing beaches then this is the place for you The sea is so clean and a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeffnt1483
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are a number of different beaches around the Island in St Ives. Porthmear can be viewed from Tate St Ives, with its golden sands, a pleasure to walk along, and even in November surfers out challenging the waves.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like surfing beaches then this is the place for you The sea is so clean and a beautiful shade of torquise while the sand is a golden white The beach is kept spotless and well deserves its blue flag status There is nothing...More

Thank Jeffnt1483
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rented an apartment on Porthmeor Beach for a week in November 2018. The balcony overlooked the centre of the beach and was an amazing vantage point to witness all the daily comings and goings. The crashing waves are mesmerising and we spent many hours watching...More

Thank 614eds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Porthmeor Beach, we visit out of season so we can walk our dogs on all of the beaches in St Ives. Golden sands & blue sea. Not to be missed

Thank 457selinar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A1 beach if you want stunning location, sunsets, a great beach cafe, clean golden sand, safe, life guarded swimming and surfing and belly boarding and close to a fantastic town with all you need then look no further.

Thank rscrannage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s fair to say I was blown away with the Cornish beaches as they were so clean with crystal clear water, you could show someone a picture of this beach and it really could pass for any beach Holliday location in the world. Nice cafe...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this beach as the daughter wanted to try out body boarding. If you don't have any of the equipment there are stalls where you can rent out the equipment and also have learns in body boarding and surf boarding. There is some restaurants/cafes...More

Thank Pandamedic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice family friendly beach, great to sunbathe or swim on. Lifegaurds on duty till nearly the end of October. Bars and cafes close by and an added bonus got a visit from a friendly seal whilst in swimming. Can get some decent...More

Thank JonahA71
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We paid a very short visit to Porthmeor Beach while on holiday in the town. Out of season it was clean and inviting although the presence of dogs on the sand was disappointing.

Thank Philip L
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Spent a week here when it was VERY WINDY. This didn’t put us off though. Wow! Magnificent. Fabulous sand. Lots of surfing activity to watch. Great walks along the gorgeous sand. Super cafe right on the beach. Couldn’t ask for more. ( apart from less...More

Thank jeancs47
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1michae
November 11, 2017|
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Response from charleyfarleyuk | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, mu understanding is they are allowed on from October to Easter.
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Eve J
August 29, 2016|
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Response from crabby2015 | Reviewed this property |
If your stopping near there are buses,taxis, but as we were near the leisure centre we walked from there .there is a large car park there.
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