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Nice beach clear blue water

This is a nice family friendly beach, great to sunbathe or swim on. Lifegaurds on duty till nearly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bath, United Kingdom
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Clean and attractive

We paid a very short visit to Porthmeor Beach while on holiday in the town. Out of season it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philip L
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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.
St Ives, England
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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best beach in Cornwall where you can see the most amazing sunsets !! Downside it is popular especially during school holidays and it gets packed. There is a real problem with people getting there early picking the best spots setting up a wind break encampment....More

Thank avidCornwall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views, weather was stunning, calm and peaceful area. Beach is sand and excellent area for families with children.

Thank Normski111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach for surfing, bodyboarding and eating (breakfast, lunch and diner) ! The guys at St. Ives Surf School do an incredible job be it for private lessons, group courses or simply rental of boards or wetsuites. A must go where you can stay whole...More

Thank gknepper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Porthmeor Beach, on the north east side of St Ives peninsular, is one of four stunning beaches in this ancient town. It is a large almost square-shaped beach, made even lower at low tide. Porthmeor Beach was not inhabited until "Smeaton's Wall" was built at...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A stunning bay with golden sands and blue water. Just perfect. There were families happily lying, playing, swimming, sunbathing (in September!)

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Porthmeor Beach faces out to the Atlantic Ocean. When the conditions are suitable it is a great place to try out the various forms of surfing. The Beach slopes sreadily down to the sea. When the tide us out the expanse of the beach increases...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the last few days relaxing on Porthmeor Beach can thoroughly recommend visiting - The colour of the sea is changing at different times of the day great for families and artists wanting to paint the beautiful area

Thank Patricia C
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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.
Eve J
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.