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Surfers' Paradise

This is where you go for the surfing and bodyboarding experience. There is a surf school (well... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Gillyjasper
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Best beach in St Ives

Long clean beach with lots of rocks to explore and restaurants to visit nearby. Would recommend if... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
pollylouisajames
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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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 on duty great cafe great facilities plenty of space life guards golden sands white sand lovely sand out of season low tide surfers
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

This is where you go for the surfing and bodyboarding experience. There is a surf school (well accredited, as we saw a blind man prepare to try!) We were happy with our bodyboards, which can be rented along with wetsuits. Great Fun!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gillyjasper
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Long clean beach with lots of rocks to explore and restaurants to visit nearby. Would recommend if you’re looking for a quieter trip to the beach.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pollylouisajames
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Great cafe and beautiful beach as they all are in St Ives. The cafe sits on the front just opposite the Tate. Take a stroll along the front go surfing or just chill on the beach or restaurant. Spoilt for choice.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Lovely sand, very clean. Busy at popular times. There are a few places to eat by or near the beach, so food not a problem. Life guards patrol the area for safety

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ian S
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Beach,surf, bars and fantasic tapas! And culture just behind at the Tate so you you have the lot.if that's not enough stroll eastward and visit the 3 other beaches in this magical area

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank george c
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Very clean beach, good facilities, surf school, toilets, cafe/restaurant. Great waves for body boarding. Fantastic sunsets.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely beach, although busy, plenty of space when the tide is out for all kinds of sporting activities! Cafe on the beach is a great place to watch the sunset

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Garethjoshua
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Lovely beach, nice and clean with a great view and backed by plenty of amenities. This beach is easy to access so obviously can make it busy.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul F
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This beautiful beach is lovely in the evening and not too crowded. We loved the bar overlooking the beach and it was easy to park and less hassle than going into the centre. Great idea of having a large screen cinema on the beach when...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

This is a great beach it’s quiet in the morning as the Sun doesn’t reach it until midday onwards it has a bar and restaurant and not far from the centre of town if you have a clear evening go there for the Sunset which...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Colin T
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1michae
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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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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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