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Sunny spot, even in October

A lovely place to while away a sunny afternoon. Boats, a stone pier, lots of benches to sit and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cabbie37
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Newcastle-under-Lyme
Lovely

Nice beach which is dog friendly, not very big but enough for a quick dig in the sand. As it’s a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
539kathyp
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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All reviews ice cream low tide lots of shops cornish pasty watch the world plenty of places to eat lovely place fishing boats pastry quaint shops car park sea gulls food outlets a nightmare walk around fish and chips town centre
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A whole day can easily be spent here. In the summer the streets are closed to cars and because they are so steep and narrow not a bad idea. Loads of good restaurants and cafes. Top quality beers and foods too. The Tate is worth...More

Thank charlotte056
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place to while away a sunny afternoon. Boats, a stone pier, lots of benches to sit and enjoy the magic of St Ives. We sat against the stone wall on the beach on October 30th in glorious warm sunshine. Just a warning, best...More

Thank cabbie37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice beach which is dog friendly, not very big but enough for a quick dig in the sand. As it’s a harbour when the sea goes out, the sand isn’t very pleasant but there are several nice sections of sand to play in.

Thank 539kathyp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this beach - right by where we live, nice and clean, love the boats and shops nearby. Really good fun - boys love it.

Thank MattyA32
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When the tide is in, the harbour is just your regular harbour. But when the tide is out, it reveals a lovely sand beach to scroll on, and during the summer days you get a great view of the harbour of St Ives from far...More

Thank Pandamedic
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Worth the drive to this part of the world. Busy, winding roads lead to the initial gob smacking view of the bay. Can be difficult finding a parking spot in busy times, but make the effort and walk the narrow streets down to the harbour....More

Thank iank41
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

This lovely beach with pale soft sand is instantly recognisable from paintings and photographs it is lovely to walk along early evening when it is quieter my favourite beach in St Ives

Thank 70ish
Reviewed 5 October 2018

A lovely, pretty town with lots of interest. The beach is easy to get to andhas soft sand; and is free of litter. No dogs allowed.

Thank ArthDrwg
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Harbour Beach is pretty and famous from numerous paintings, but not dog friendly. Only one beach in St Ives is, and it is treacherous and rocky to get down to it. Definitely recommend getting the train in rather than trying to park in St Ives

Thank Iain C
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Spotting a seal in crystal clear waters of St Ives harbour was just onw of the highlight of my summer holidays this year. Golden sands and friendly locals made this years holiday truly wonderful.

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Kevin W
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Porthminster Kitchen is superb. Very interesting give and unusual menu. Cannot praise it highly enough
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