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Address: St Ives, England
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A favorite place for a family outing, this lovely stretch of beach...

A favorite place for a family outing, this lovely stretch of beach overlooks Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance.

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really lovely sandy beach with refreshments available

available on the beach for the robust and the young are surfboarding canoe and boat hire also trips out to see the seals on seal island which proved to be quite wonderous even for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 July 2016
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

available on the beach for the robust and the young are surfboarding canoe and boat hire also trips out to see the seals on seal island which proved to be quite wonderous even for us oldies

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

You would never think this beach is in the UK. Clear blue water, white sand and wonderfully clean for all. We didnt want to leave. We only came across it by accident and so glad we did. Lovely place!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

After coming across a few lacklustre 'beaches' in the SW of England, was mighty impressed with Porthminster. Crystal-clear water and a beautiful sweep of golden sand in a picture-postcard setting. Sure, there was no surf and the water had a chill, but it kinda felt like home.

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Glorious sandy beaches, clear sea and super clean on top. Car park very close by. It was better than being abroad!

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Wow, this beach has to be seen to be believed. I have visited many a white sand beach abroad in my time but never expected there to be one right here in the UK. Even on a day where it wasn't particularly sunny I was still blinded by the brightness of the sand. Loved how this beach is child friendly... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

When the sun shines on Portminster Beach you could be anywhere in the world. As frequent visitors to St Ives this is one of our favourite places to lie out and enjoy the sun, sea and amazing view. You've got beautiful clean sand, safe bathing for the kids and all the amenities on the beach you need. My only word... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I came here for sand and sea and sun. That is what I received. I suppose it would have been better with more topless supermodels lying around, but you can't have everything.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

we only managed to spend around an hour here during our trip to St Ives (not so amazing weather) but it's a beautiful beach and we wished we could have stayed longer. we'll definitely visit again and keep our fingers crossed for some sunshine

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Chester, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This beach is great for children. lovely clean white sand, although you need to keep an eye on them particularly if the surf is up. Good food from the cafe. Only downside is that you need to be careful the seagulls don't steal your food, a comon problem in the more popular resorts along this coust.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Clear green sea, golden sand, no dogs allowed and a bar and a good restaurant on hand, absolutely splendid

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