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Simply magnificent

Worth spending the day, this beach changes with the tide. Perfect for surfers. Plenty of rock pools... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2016
Anna F
Totnes, United Kingdom
Best Beach in St Ives.

The beach is spacious, the water is safe, the sand is clean and the area well maintained. There are... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2016
Adam W
London, 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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  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
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“surf school” (66 reviews)
“body boarders” (13 reviews)
“great waves” (13 reviews)
St Ives, England
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

Worth spending the day, this beach changes with the tide. Perfect for surfers. Plenty of rock pools for children to explore and safe to swim.

Thank Anna F
Reviewed August 31, 2016

The beach is spacious, the water is safe, the sand is clean and the area well maintained. There are a few beach shops so you can get food and drink or there are bigger shops a few minutes away by foot. There is enough space...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

This is definitely one of the best beaches we have visited. The beach gently shelves off into the sea, so is ideal for youngsters to paddle in. The beach also has coast guards monitoring the surfers and bathers. Along the beach front there is a...More

Thank DoubleExpresso
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Parking is nightmare but the one in one out system at the car park works if you persevere. You can hire a beach hut for £100 a week which is well worth it if you're staying a while to dump your stuff off in. Surf...More

Thank Stubsy7
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Very crowded in high season, but lovely sand & great atmosphere. Sea is cold, lots of people wear wetsuits when body boarding or swimming, but I found it exhilarating! Plenty of lifeguards about, up to people to do as advised re: swimming & body boarding...More

Thank Linda N
Reviewed August 24, 2016

The beach is beautiful, and the evening skies are perfect, but the loud music from beachside bars is deeply obnoxious. Parking is impossible.

Thank Hertsred
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely beach. Beautiful senery over the Atlantic ocean. You can regularly sea seals dolphins and the odd basking shark.

Thank garryhogan
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

The body boarding is fantastic at both low and high tide but is quite a walk to get to the sea at low tide. I would recommend going body boarding there and also the rock pooling is also very good there. I would recommend going.

Thank J P
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Fab beach, furthest to walk to from St Ives town but only took us around 15 minutes walk from the coastal train stop. Beautiful bay, when the tide is out you can walk out into the sea for quite a way..great for kids. No massive...More

Thank mummym00re
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Excellent Body boarding opportunity during our Vist Aug 2016, beach although bust doesn't feel overcrowded

Thank R1chardturner
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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.
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.
pat w
March 11, 2015|
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Response from Lisa R | Reviewed this property |
Hi there is it worth contacting a few Cornish cottage, or, St Ives estate agents who may be able to assist? Thanks, Lisa