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Porthminster Beach

St Ives, England
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Stunning beach

This is a beautiful stunning beach. Really more like what you would expect in a foreign land... read more

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Debbie N
Loddiswell, United Kingdom
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Glorious golden sand

This beautiful beach is right beside the railway station terminus for St Ives. Just park your car... read more

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Colin F
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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St Ives, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a beautiful stunning beach. Really more like what you would expect in a foreign land. Lifeguards on duty during day. Perfect for families

Thank Debbie N
Reviewed today

This beautiful beach is right beside the railway station terminus for St Ives. Just park your car all day at Levant Saltings Station for only £2.80 all day and take the easy as well as scenic coastal railway into St Ives. Worth the visit whatever...More

Thank Colin F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stunning beach in beautiful St Ives, we watched glorious sunsets here and relaxed and chilled on a sandy beach.

Thank K6332HSdavid
Reviewed 5 days ago

You can't beat this beach. Clean fine sand, beach cafe's, small shop and other things to keep the kids busy if raining. Plus the lovely little rain that passes by.

Thank Mary E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing beach so clean and crystal clear water ,also a fantastic restaurant on the beach,also St ives train station is almost on the beach!

Thank 478Ann_M478
Reviewed 1 week ago

As beaches go, Porthminster beach is excellent. Very clean, broad and not to busy. Toilets and other amenities close to hand. Lovely sand, good to build sandcastles in. it also has a large population of aggressive seagulls, be very careful and protective of what you...More

Thank AvidTraveler12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. What a clean beach and fantastic sand and clear water. Has all the facilities you need, clean toilets, nice cafe etc

Thank dougall45
Reviewed 1 week ago

Accessible and clean. Beware of the seagulls! Food, facilities and interesting places to see very nearby in the harbour.

Thank CarolineWarwick
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right by the railway station.Lovely clean sand,lifeguard station.Refreshments available,mini golf,newspapers at kiosk.Toilet block.Litter free beach,perfect for everyone.Dogs not allowed on this beach.

1  Thank susanholford
Reviewed 1 week ago

wide silky expanses of sand and shallow water make this a safe beach for families with small children...as long as you watch how quickly the tide comes in to this shallow bay.

Thank vicodelporto
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Mandy B
Can you take dogs on this beach in the summer
1 November 2016|
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Response from AndrewDavidC | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but think no
Simon H
Is it possible to Surf here? Many thanks.
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.
Kamil Ł
Can I take my dog on the beach?
16 May 2015|
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Response from J0seyWhales | Reviewed this property |
There in April and you couldn't take your dog on the beach then. However Porthgwidden beach nearby allows dogs.