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Porthminster Beach

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Okay but whats all the fuss about.

At the end of the day it's a beach near to Stop Ives. Expensive here or what. Nice beach and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Panaboy56
via mobile
Excellent Beach for Families, Couples & Teenagers

Porthminster Beach is situated just below the Railway Station. Don't Miss the opportunity to take... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
kenmarsue
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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A favorite place for a family outing, this lovely stretch of beach overlooks Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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St Ives, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

At the end of the day it's a beach near to Stop Ives. Expensive here or what. Nice beach and facilities but parking nearby can be a problem. Lovely golden sands and good surfing when you have the right winds. Not today though. Take the...More

Thank Panaboy56
Reviewed 4 days ago

Porthminster Beach is situated just below the Railway Station. Don't Miss the opportunity to take the Train along the coast to St Ives during your visit. Excellent facilities at the head of the beach. A good Car park adjacent to the Station with an excellent...More

Thank kenmarsue
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have been going to this beach for 45 years, need I say more? Ok well clean, fantastic spot, amazing views, great facilities, when tide is out, you can walk round into the harbour. Just love it

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I sit on the beach as I write this review. Apologies if it is a bit sandy! Here with my husband as a couple and my sister and her young family. About 9 days onto 2 weeks in Cornwall. This is so beautiful. It is...More

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In my opinion the best beach. Good facilities. Things to do. Food and drink. Toilets. Spacious. Near train station. Nice grassy areas. Plenty of birdsong. No through traffic.

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The view on a sunny day as you come round the corner from St Ives town is breathtaking, great expanse of golden sands with blue, blue sea. Beach cafe where you can have a cold cider to quench your thirst. Palm trees and exotic succulent...More

Thank Adrienne_sail
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely beach, but i fell asleep for 5 minutes and awoke to a Seagull pecking at my back. Not just the food they're after ;)

Thank mtvesuvio
Reviewed 6 days ago

The beach was superb. Real golden sands. Very very clean. Just enough amenities. Great ice cream shop, cafe, shop etc.

Thank Pensionerwaiting
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has to be one of the best beaches in Cornwall, if not the UK. It is lovely and wide, sheltered and more importantly has a plethora of lifeguards. It has some pretty cool eateries which are very stylish and pleasant to have a drink...More

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

all the beaches round st ives are great. one fishing village has 4 beaches. all Sandy. some for surfing. clean with appropriate amounts of cafes and amenities. they aren't the vast sandy vistas on other parts of Cornwall. but they are cute.

Thank Griffie65
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Mandy B
1 November 2016|
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Response from AndrewDavidC | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but think no
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Simon H
22 August 2015|
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Response from Karmenella | Reviewed this property |
It's flat so great for paddle boarding. They do hire surf boards but you do surfing on the beach on the other side of St. Ives.
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Kamil Ł
15 May 2015|
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Response from J0seyWhales | Reviewed this property |
There in April and you couldn't take your dog on the beach then. However Porthgwidden beach nearby allows dogs.
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