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Porthgwidden Beach

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Address: The Island, St Ives, England

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Lovely sandy cove nestled in the rocks

Lovely beach with a good cafe with hot and cold food choices as well as drinks and ice creams with bench seating to admire the view. There are little beach huts built into the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PaulaJ1067
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely beach with a good cafe with hot and cold food choices as well as drinks and ice creams with bench seating to admire the view. There are little beach huts built into the cliff and the cafe provides deckchairs and windbreakers to rent if you are interested. This is just around the corner from the St. Ives beach but... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is secluded and you can always see a variety of sea birds on the rocks. The café was open when I was there early morning in March but the steps were being painted.

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Thank Dyanna H
Welshpool, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Beautiful beach and even more so when the rollers are dramatic and hitting the rocks. Surfers are out in force.

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Thank Eve P
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

One of the smaller beaches, but a beautiful beach. Great for kids to swim, we saw seals come close to shore. You can have dogs on the beach in winter up to 1st April, thereafter dogs are not allowed during the summer. A convenient café located on the beach with a restaurant above. Toilets nearby. Easily accessible.

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Thank Tracy M
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Wonderful beach with pristine sands and clear waters. Well worth a visit as it provides spectacular views across the bay.

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Thank dramandahall
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Even in winter this is a delightful beach, safe and ideal for children, a very pleasant beach café overlooks the beach

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Thank Anthony W
Hailsham, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Great to visit even in winter. A good beach which would be fantastic in the summer-very popular with tourists and would be extremely busy in summer

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Thank Margaret S
Coopers Beach, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2016

A small sandy beach set in a sheltered cove with a great cafe close at hand. Beautifuly clear water and soft sand with parking nearby. Five Star.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2016

I once walked past, watching a bride and groom enjoying their wedding reception on the beautiful white sand and dining from the excellent cafe adjoining Porthgwidden. I don't believe there could have ever been a better place to celebrate. This little cove has beautiful sand, blue water, convenient parking (Island carpark) and an excellent cafe and restaurant attached. A little... More 

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Thank YogiMum
Ashtead, United Kingdom
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420 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2016

Out of season Porthgwidden is a delight, the sands are clean & unspoilt, not so many people visit & it's lovely to wander across the front of the colourful beach huts, lost in thought, with the waves crashing & stunning viws out to see. A real place to relax & regroup. On this occasion I didnlt stop for a snack... More 

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