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Local beauty spot

A lovely unspoiled beach with miles of golden sands,with lots of friendly happy dogs and very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Lovely fireworks!

We have been to porthminster a few times but we decided to go on fireworks night and I have to say... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicola M
London, United Kingdom
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A favorite place for a family outing, this lovely stretch of beach overlooks Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance.
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St Ives, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely unspoiled beach with miles of golden sands,with lots of friendly happy dogs and very friendly locals,most of whom stop for a chat while the dogs say hello.The sea is the bluest I have ever seen and the views out to the small islands...More

Thank tinytinks68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to porthminster a few times but we decided to go on fireworks night and I have to say it was a fabulous display! Very crowded and busy at the bar area and bbq but I noticed a lot of people brought their...More

Thank Nicola M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge beach where all of the locals come out in almost any type of weather -- bring the dogs, the kids ... run around and have a ball.

1  Thank W1450KKmichaelg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard about this and couldn't wait to see it in person. Did not disappoint. We spent the afternoon there and just soaked up the sun and the view, watched people play in the waves. Lovely.

Thank lise53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous clean beach for our wedding photos. Lovely atmosphere and really family friendly. Highly recommended

1  Thank Sam S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic beach location with some superb surf. In the summer its heaving so get down early to set up camp!

Thank Max B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of crazy likeminded people taking a dip in the sea with the mermaid on Boxing Day in aid of charity. Lots of fun and highly recommended. Good hot chocolate served by the cafe after!!

Thank Sarahbabs29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach has always been one of our favourite beaches in the UK. The beach is extremely clean, has a large scope, sandy, very clean seawater and in the summer months dogs are not allowed on the beach. Enjoy this beach and it’s qualities.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach has remained one of my favourites since coming to Cornwall in 1995; near the town and hotels.

Thank familytraveller840
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This beach is wonderful and right in town. Enjoy a walk on the golden sand with a view across to the lighthouse and town.

Thank SunnyWestKelowna
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Maria R
13 September 2017|
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Response from Dan T | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, we stayed in Trowan which is just about a 15 minute walk into St Ives, sadly I don't know anywhere in the middle of St Ives, however having walked all round St Ives, nearly every other property is a holiday... More
Mandy B
1 November 2016|
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Response from AndrewDavidC | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but think no
Simon H
22 August 2015|
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Response from Karmenella | Reviewed this property |
It's flat so great for paddle boarding. They do hire surf boards but you do surfing on the beach on the other side of St. Ives.