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One of the best beaches ever...

Liked: the light in the evenings, staying in an apartment overlooking the beach and hearing the... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2011
Oxford, United Kingdom
Yummy crab sandwich!

Sat on the terrace in the sun with a bottle of pinot grigio and a fresh crab sandwich - live... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2011
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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 23 November 2011

Liked: the light in the evenings, staying in an apartment overlooking the beach and hearing the waves all night long, being able to walk round The Island and coming back to the place you started from. High tides with huge waves. Watching the dogs bomb...More

Date of experience: November 2011
2  Thank Boo73
Reviewed 8 November 2011

Sat on the terrace in the sun with a bottle of pinot grigio and a fresh crab sandwich - live doesn't get much better than that.

Date of experience: May 2011
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

He boarded .Excellent waves! I sat on the beach and enjoyed the view.

Date of experience: September 2011
2  Thank SuzieGibbs
Reviewed 10 October 2011

you could be anywhere in the world on this beach it is the best in the uk.

Date of experience: August 2011
1  Thank familyman180158
Reviewed 25 August 2011

It seems that Cornwall Council have changed the rules to now allow dogs on Porthmeor Beach at the height of the Summer season. As a result people now consider it fine to take their dogs down to the beach for a crap before 8am or...More

Date of experience: August 2011
12  Thank Robbo100
Reviewed 21 February 2011

In my opinion the best beach is St Ives - plenty of space for everyone and very scenic with good views and nearby coast walking. Even with it's large space it does get busy at Easter.

Date of experience: April 2010
7  Thank chammp
Reviewed 13 June 2010

Beautiful porthemeor beach is one of the finest (bar Kynance cove)that SW Cornwall and the St Ives area has to offer. The soft deep sand and sheer blue of the sea is striking against the back drop of the stone white St Ives Tate art...More

4  Thank chrissie95
Reviewed 30 April 2008

Porthmeor Beach is just one of the Highlights of St Ives. I'm someone who always goes abroad but the Missis told me to try somewhere closer to home. Well, if you want peace and quiet, a time to relax and take in stunning scenery, St...More

7  Thank soulcalsaira
Reviewed 11 April 2007

This truly is the most stunningly beautiful beach you will ever see anywhere in the world. The sea is as blue as i have ever seen, the waves magnificent, no wonder this beach is the location for the Tate Gallery St ives. I have been...More

7  Thank kheinsy
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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.
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.