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Beautiful beach

This beach is wonderful and Just below the Tate St Ives. Enjoy a walk on the golden sand Watching... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
West Kelowna
Great sandy beach

Great for a walk (it skirts the South West Coast Path), picnic by the sea, beach games etc. Has... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Darwen, United Kingdom
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This half-mile-long beach with firm sands is a popular recreational area around St. Ives, where all amenities are available, including beach chalets.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“surf school” (66 reviews)
“body boarders” (13 reviews)
“great waves” (13 reviews)
St Ives, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This beach is wonderful and Just below the Tate St Ives. Enjoy a walk on the golden sand Watching surfers and enthusiastic dogs in the winter.

Thank SunnyWestKelowna
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great for a walk (it skirts the South West Coast Path), picnic by the sea, beach games etc. Has it's own surf school and restaurants

Thank Haltyboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another beautiful St Ives beach. Again handy to shops, cafes, pubs. Have a coffee at the cafe on the beach and watch the surfers, hardy souls.

Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As with all St Ives beaches Porthmeor Beach has its hidden gems. Lovely walk or splashing around or looking for something a bit fishy seashell or the like all waters of St Ives look clean n clear with surrounding rock formations.

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely beach, with fine, golden sand. It is deserted in winter. I spent hours here listening to the sea... a truly calming place. At low tide you can walk right round both beaches and up the harbour steps, but beware the streams which are...More

Thank Gill A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to this beach is every season!! And it’s absolutely beautiful! The natural vibe with the beautiful sound of splashing waves just makes you feel at home! I would recommend the surf school as the staff are brilliant! The food on the beach is...More

Thank connorjamesshares
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

My first time staying in ST Ives and loved it. All the beaches were spotlessly clean. They were well patrolled by lifeguards who were well on the ball noticing and informing of tidal and current changes. Made for safe surfing and bodyboarding. Most impressive.

Thank Don W
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Even in November this beach looks lovely. The sand is so nice and the beach is kept so clean by the local council. Got to be seen if you are in the area.

Thank AMAZO1949
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Great sandy beach with an excellent beach cafe for snacks and full meals.Family members love to surf there There is a surf school on the beach and I believe you can hire boards and wet suits . Great fi Or surfers

Reviewed 2 November 2017

Porthmeor beach - my favourite beach in St.Ives!!! :)) The lovely beach where you can spend a lot of time. :)) The beach is sandy. The beach is also called a surfing beach. In summer the beach is full of tourists and surfers. You can...More

Thank Vladka11
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11 November 2017|
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Response from charleyfarleyuk | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, mu understanding is they are allowed on from October to Easter.
Eve J
29 August 2016|
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Response from crabby2015 | Reviewed this property |
If your stopping near there are buses,taxis, but as we were near the leisure centre we walked from there .there is a large car park there.
pat w
12 March 2015|
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Response from Lisa R | Reviewed this property |
Hi there is it worth contacting a few Cornish cottage, or, St Ives estate agents who may be able to assist? Thanks, Lisa