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Small & safe

A lovely little secluded beach with beautiful soft white sand lined with brightly coloured beach... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Swindon, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great beach for a dip!

A small and sheltered beach popular with families. The fine sand slopes quickly towards the sea in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ambergate, United Kingdom
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“small beach” (21 reviews)
“sandy cove” (7 reviews)
The Island, St Ives, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A lovely little secluded beach with beautiful soft white sand lined with brightly coloured beach huts. Safe shallow swimming popular with young families. There is a great little cafe right on the beach which does a variety of food both to eat in and takeaway...More

Thank Bessophi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small and sheltered beach popular with families. The fine sand slopes quickly towards the sea in this narrow bay. We had a quick dip at high tide and discovered how soon one can get out of ones depth. Very pleasant for a short swim...More

Thank Wedjateye
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic little beach just right for the grandchildren, nice sandy beach for them to play on. Safe bathing area for swimming in or playing in. Because this is a small beach, it can seem to get crowded but we were not bothered by this.

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love Porthgwidden & walk across to it each time we visit St Ives. Unlike some of the other beaches it is queit & has a traditional charm, with the painted huts & small cove feel. The sand is so soft & fine & it;s...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This beach is right next to St. Ives Harbour beach. It's a small beach and great for swimming. The wave isn't too strong. Beautiful clear blue sea and white sand. There is a cafe and toilets near there too.

Thank Emmy T
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

A beautiful beach that is family friendly, packed today on a sunny day. The sea is stunning, azure blue. A little bit of a steep slope to get to the sand but not much really. No dogs allowed. Good beach cafe with loos just behind...More

Thank big-blue-eyes
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A fun little cove, very busy and very well used. A fun visit. Seems really safe the combination of the steep beach and rough waves means that the sea will throw you back onto the sand if you stopped swimming. Very amusing when this happened...More

Thank KevRaven
Reviewed 5 August 2017

this beach i feel is the best for families as there is everything there that you would want for a day at the beach and the wind is a lot less than on the other beaches near bye.the cafe is good but could do with...More

Thank ainsleydd
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

this is one of the smaller beaches round st ives. it is quieter and less popular. but it's great for a swim and the cafe is excellent. you will need to book for dinner but it's good

Thank Griffie65
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Steep slipway down to this small cove with golden sand and a great views across Hayle beaches and Carbis Bay. Great for families as a cafe and toilets plus chance to hire parasols, chairs and breakwaters.

Thank Emily T
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Lynn B
14 March 2015|
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Response from gill t | Reviewed this property |
On our visit there was a "no dogs allowed" sign at the entrance to the beach.there is however a dog friendly beach a five minute walk away.