We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: St Ives, England
Description:

A favorite place for a family outing, this lovely stretch of beach...

A favorite place for a family outing, this lovely stretch of beach overlooks Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,021 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 777
    Excellent
  • 193
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
beautiful and breathtaking

This is a lovely beach for all the family, golden sand and turquoise water, good views around you and cafes and restaurants near by. A must see

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
susan952
,
Plymouth, United Kingdom

1,021 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 995: English reviews
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
552 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely beach for all the family, golden sand and turquoise water, good views around you and cafes and restaurants near by. A must see

Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
136 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Acres of golden sand, great walking and rock-pooling at low tide but the sea is never too far away for a swim or a paddle. Super coastal walks around and cafes, beach huts and facilities but best of all the view.

Level Contributor
34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this beach any time of year with the beach cafe, beach restaurant and shop. Calmer and more sheltered than Porthmeor so good for small children.

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A long stretch of sand perfect for families, the water is very safe, and there is a lovely view to take in too

Manchester
Level Contributor
108 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just love walking along the edge of the sea on this beautiful beach before heading up to the Pedn Olva for a hot chocolate

Chichester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
83 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went walking on the beach pre and post dinner at the wonderful Porthminster Beach cafe, it was gorgeous, a highlight of our trip to St Ives

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch in the restaurant and then took our dog on the beach he really liked the soft very clean sand and the water was so clean this is our first time here and we will be back beats the Caribbean

Minehead, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful beach with good access, tucked away from the main beach on St Ives, it is a bit smaller and more sheltered but with good facilities.

Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

this beach is very clean and this time of year very empty we had a great meal one night near the beach and in the moon light on the water .

Liskeard, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
239 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Walked here from the town and how lovely to see a super clean beach with the tide coming in and that made it ideal for the couple of surfers that were in the sea as the waves were just right. Also lovely views around the bay which made it really interesting.

Travellers who viewed Porthminster Beach also viewed

 

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Porthminster Beach and other visitors
5 questions
Glasgow
Aldershot, United Kingdom
Welwyn, United Kingdom

See all questions (5)