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“World Class Beach”
Review of Porthmeor Beach

Ranked #2 of 62 things to do in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Living not that far away from Byron Bay (Australia) and having travelled throughout the UK every other year for the last 15 years, I never thought I'd see a beach like this in the UK. We visited on a cloudy and miserably cold day in late April 2013 but even then the water was a beautiful colour that I expect to see on a beach. This beach is just a very quick walk away from the shops of St Ives but wow, it is another world away from the more traditional English beach on the other side of the shops. I much prefer this side. The cafe on the beach front (right in front of the Tate) has a good reputation and good modern menu, even including tapas, which you won't find in many (if any) other places in St Ives. Great place to sit and enjoy the incredible view. They even have an enclosed area which still has the view.
Tip: don't park in the council parking at the top of the hill when entering St Ives. It costs 5.70 pounds for any time over 2 hours and then you also have to pay 1 pound per person each way on the shuttle bus into town (or walk for 10 minutes but no good for mobility impaired as it is on a steep hill). Parking is difficult here.

Thank Belgo96
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Some of the best beaches in the UK, views are stunning. Walking to the top of the 'The Island' which adds a new dimension to the views. This is must!

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Great beach, it ticks every box, you can surf,body board, swim, sunbathe or even go rock pooling. I love Porthmeor !!

Thank Derrick T
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

All the beaches in St. Ives are beautiful and this one is no exception! A lovely place to relax or pick up shells and dip your toes in the water!

Thank lkelsey
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Overlooking this lovely beach, opposite the Tate Gallery St Ives is a smashing cafe with both indoor & outdoor seating, great friendly staff, what a place to simply relax.

Thank david a
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