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Address: The Island, St Ives, England

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lazy afternoon in the sea with a seal

fantastic clean beach, shared the sea with a seal just 10 feet from us, really enjoyed this beach, who would have thought you could get a afternoon on the beach in the UK in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

fantastic clean beach, shared the sea with a seal just 10 feet from us, really enjoyed this beach, who would have thought you could get a afternoon on the beach in the UK in late september

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Nice beach on the walking path around the sea wall. Some nice cafes, shops if you walk up towards the parking area. Toilets located in the same area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A really nice small beach with lovely sand for sand castle making. No lifegaurd on duty but seemed very safe for swimming, and not a lot of surf unlike other beaches around this area so I'd say safe for children

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

It's just always so special to be in the window seat of the wonderful Porthgwidden Cafe and the foods pretty good to lovely friendly young people look after really well. Watching that view change often in the 2-3 hours your there. I never tire of the place........just go see your self.

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Food quality is second to none. We had the calamari and the paella for two. Both dishes were fresh and the flavours fantastic. Definitely worth a second visit. Quirky restaurant - very unique. Service was OK.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Small beach in a protected area and good for swimming, kids playing, and views from the cafe. Near Porthmeor and St Ives Harbour beaches but separate from both.

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Took the dog for a great walk near this beach today. We couldn't go on the beach as its not dog friendly however, had a great walk around and something nice and cheap to eat on the cafe bar. Had a great fresh coffee for a pound! Well worth a visit. 😄

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The view down onto Porthgwidden Beach from the Island at St. Ives is wonderful. The beach itself is also lovely--even though I was there near the end of holiday season, it was never crazy-crowded and had a peaceful vibe.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Like Carbis Bay and Portmeor beach which all are stunning. crystal clear water. wild seals swim with the children while they bodyboard. powder white sand. This beach is like a dream. I would move here and look over this beach daily if i could. lovely little cafe at the top of the beach tea 80p.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting this restaurant for several years and are never disappointed! We had the calamares to start and hake/ seafood linguine for our main course both of which were superb. Finally the local cheeseboard to finish off was absolutely delicious. Oh and they do jugs of Pimms or Sangria too 😃🍷

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