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I love the Atlantic!

Clean beach, scenic, nice sand and brilliant water; characterful rocky outlook...all for free in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TheGrandadontour
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Peniscola, Spain
Great dog walking

A superb beach with a lovely walk around the headland. Perfect sand and sea. It is dog friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
holidaymaker23
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Nottingham
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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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All reviews surf school tapas body boarding great waves tate gallery rock pools great cafe on duty great facilities plenty of space life guards golden sands white sand lovely sand out of season sunny day low tide
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean beach, scenic, nice sand and brilliant water; characterful rocky outlook...all for free in contrast to the admission price to Tate St Ives!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheGrandadontour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A superb beach with a lovely walk around the headland. Perfect sand and sea. It is dog friendly from October to April.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank holidaymaker23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jeffnt1483
Reviewed 5 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 614eds
Reviewed 29 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 457selinar
Reviewed 26 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rscrannage
Reviewed 22 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Tony_G_Bryan
Reviewed 21 October 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pandamedic
Reviewed 16 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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1michae
11 November 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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ecj2123
29 August 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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