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Fantastic sunset

This is a great beach it’s quiet in the morning as the Sun doesn’t reach it until midday onwards... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Colin T
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Great beach, need to time it right.

Awesome beach with soft golden sand, clear waters, and the stunning back drop of st ives. After... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
LJoy71
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Hampshire, 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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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
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Awesome beach with soft golden sand, clear waters, and the stunning back drop of st ives. After staying in town for the week, it was amazing how the beach changed throughout. First half of the morning loads of space, absolutely heaving by the afternoon if...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LJoy71
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Even though the beach gets really busy, there is still a lot of room if you are willing to pick a space on either side of the crowd. The beach was clean and brilliant to take a family, especially if you have a toddler.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach in St.Ives. Clean & great surf. Gets very busy in the summer holidays. The views of the beach from the coast path are stunning. Right in the town so not far from the shops and restaurants too. Take your windbreak, find a spot...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dellyjc
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely clean beach with great facilities. Nice food and drink served. Plus a good surf school which the wife enjoyed. Not quite as sheltered as Carbis Bay.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dannyh83
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I love this beach having lived in st ives for three years, but when the season gets underway with tourists it turns into my worst nightmare people setting up icebreakers not as icebreakers but as a way to claim the beach i actually saw a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

The ideal beach for family fun, clean soft sand and crystal clear sea with the benefit of the Blue flag and RNLI lifeguards. Body boarding heaven.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mowhay
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Best beach in St Ives. Great beach for surfing as biggest waves here. Absolutely stunning place, lovely beach.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lowey180
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Fabulous beach, extremely clean. Lifeguards always on duty and sea also fab. Plenty of cafes/shops on hand too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KBaxKBax
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Long sandy beach perfect for surfing. Cafes on the beach and overlooked by RNLI to make people feel safe. Popular with families, couples and solos. Toilets nearby.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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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ecj2123
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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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