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Address: The Island, St Ives, England

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St Ives Best Beach

A small sandy beach set in a sheltered cove with a great cafe close at hand. Beautifuly clear water and soft sand with parking nearby. Five Star.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Coopers Beach, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small sandy beach set in a sheltered cove with a great cafe close at hand. Beautifuly clear water and soft sand with parking nearby. Five Star.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I once walked past, watching a bride and groom enjoying their wedding reception on the beautiful white sand and dining from the excellent cafe adjoining Porthgwidden. I don't believe there could have ever been a better place to celebrate. This little cove has beautiful sand, blue water, convenient parking (Island carpark) and an excellent cafe and restaurant attached. A little... More 

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out of season Porthgwidden is a delight, the sands are clean & unspoilt, not so many people visit & it's lovely to wander across the front of the colourful beach huts, lost in thought, with the waves crashing & stunning viws out to see. A real place to relax & regroup. On this occasion I didnlt stop for a snack... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

There are beaches with less stone, more heat, clearer water and the setting sun. There are beaches with michelin starred cafes, harbouring super yachts, exotic coral and exciting times. Porthgwidden Beach is my favourite beach in the world. There are rocks to pick mussels and hunt crabs. It has enough sand and sea for an evening dip. It has ample... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Small beach with beach-huts and cafe-bar regular Seal sightings in the surf. Cafe menu excellent and available for functions and weddings. Nice easy walk from St. Ives and circular route back through the old parts of St. Ives through rambling rows of fishermen's cottages.

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Thank norcim
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This lovely little beach is an absolute gem which is often a lot more sheltered than the other beaches in St Ives. It offers golden sands, with rock pools on each side, there is a lovely beach café & toilets within a two minute walk. You might even see a seal here as they love to play around the rocks.... More 

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Thank pat w
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

You've booked your accommodations in or near Porthgwidden, this is your handy beach, very often you see people sculpting the sand, always fascinating and enjoyable, it's the beach you arrive after walking round the Island, great sea views, and the coastline depending on your location, handy for the town facilities

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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Great for children quite sheltered and flat though reasonable ridge today - North West wind! Better when south westerly. Our boys love it - aged 6 and 3. Nice cafe too.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Porthgwidden beach is tucked away around the corner from Smeatons Pier. It's a little jewel of a beach. If you are lucky you may see a bride and groom having pictures taken (we did), or you may see a seal gambolling in the sea just off the beach (we did). A really lovely little spot to visit as part of... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Go to St Ives a lot as have family near by. Porthgwidden a lovely little beach with more than adequate facilities. Cafe/restUrant overlooking beach cosy and most pleasing.

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