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Beautiful coastline

Lovely walk along the cliff path from the cafe car park. Pretty windy once you are beyond the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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Beautiful beach

Lovely dog walking beach in the winter and great for children during the summer. Dog walking after... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Mary E
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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“sand dunes” (26 reviews)
“rock pools” (36 reviews)
St Ives Bay, St Ives, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk along the cliff path from the cafe car park. Pretty windy once you are beyond the lighthouse, but we got very lucky and saw seals in the coves at the foot of the cliffs. Nice cafe too, very friendly staff.

Thank janettewhiteway
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Lovely dog walking beach in the winter and great for children during the summer. Dog walking after 7pm and before 8am - summer hours. Low tide is best. Long sandy beach with wonderful views.

Thank Mary E
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

A wonderful beach which has everything you need - rock pools, glorious sandy beaches, a lovely cafe, even wild seals if you walk up to the National Trust site. Fantastic place to visit - a firm favourite every year.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The beach cafe is friendly and warming with excellent staff and food. This would be a excellent place for a small wedding as they cater for that as well

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is a great beach to visit with masses of open space at low tide and travel a little around the northern corner and go and see the seals - fantastic!

Thank anthonyfj
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Very much love this beach. With the vast stretches of coastline to wander along. Lots of little rock-pooling locations and places to watch the sunrise/sunset its a must visit location for anyone visiting this side of the country. A particular favourite of our was stopping...More

Thank oldey2017
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The beach is approx. 5 minutes walk from the car park. The car park is quite big but we arrived early morning, opening at 6am and £6 for the day. Toilet facilities are on site (seasonal opening). Relaxing beach watching the waves, dogs, horses and...More

Thank C L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a stunning beach protected by life guards and great for waves. We took a family holiday here and there was plenty of room for sports and sand castles without visitors being on top of each other. The Sunset surf and Gwithian Cafe's hidden...More

Thank Stephenie B
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Worth going to look at the Seals, there are better beaches but watching the waves and looking out to the Lighthouse is nice.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We used to visit this beach of an early evening whilst staying in St Ives and love to watch the surfers and the sun go down. It's a beautiful stretch of coastline. Even in March if you're wrapped up well it's wonderful for a stroll...More

Thank chris n
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Are you allowed camp fires on the beach (safely created of course)?
30 June 2016|
Response from Andrew F | Reviewed this property |
I can't see why not! Near Godrevy head the National Trust may ban it. The beach is very tidal and if you are responsible I can see no reason why not!
Which part of the beach are dogs allowed? Thanks
10 June 2016|
Response from IL1983 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any signs for a specific area for dogs to be walked on.