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Best beach in St Ives

Porthmeor beach is great beach for all, surfers, doggies ( but not between easter and end Sept) and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
theglampers66
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Kinver, United Kingdom
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Beautiful Beach 💙

One of the most stunning beaches in England if not the best! We went on a day trip to St Ives and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katt098
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London, 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.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Porthmeor beach is great beach for all, surfers, doggies ( but not between easter and end Sept) and the occasional wedding couple being photographed.. random. Accessed by the S W coast path and our campsite - Ayr Holiday Park. Rockpools, waterfalls beach cafe and loads...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most stunning beaches in England if not the best! We went on a day trip to St Ives and it’s so beautiful there. We’ve actually decided to return for a week. Really recommend 🐬🌊

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great sandy beach, have struggled to find parking spaces close by. Shame the weather was against us and couldn't enjoy the beach to its full potential!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Laura_Tibi_Emilia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was glorious and we took in every St Ives beach in the sunshine. Porthmeor is dramatic and the surfers were enjoying the waves, we just carried on walking and buildling up a thirst! Fabulous views, brilliant blue skies. Awesome

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Porthmeor must be one of the most spectacular beaches in Cornwall. The breakers rolling in are a sight to behold. Perfect for surfing, walking or just relaxing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sapphireblue89
Reviewed 19 February 2019 via mobile

You know that beach in your head which is paradise? Porthmeor. Not some foreign rubbish! Long stretch of proper sand, with damp rocks and a swelling surf.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DunxEnright
Reviewed 18 February 2019

Soft sandy, large, dog free during the summer. Life guards on duty during the summer. Good surf, very clean beach. Dogs are allowed before and after the main part of the summer day, just so you know.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PaulDH2011
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

We’ve been on this beach on or around Summer for nearly 20 years. My kids think this is “the seaside” and love it still. For very young kids then Porthwiggen is probably better but very much smaller. Love St Ives and love this beach.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank D3994WRpauls
Reviewed 29 January 2019

How lovely to stand in the middle of this breathtaking beach and not have to share it with anyone! The Sea was Turquoise and the sun turned the sand to sparkling white..sheer heaven! Litter free as well. Just opposite the Tate Modern with a most...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joan Y
Reviewed 27 January 2019

Porthmeor West for Pizzas and drinks, The main Porthmeor beach Cafe with great food and views. The beach gets good surf and there is an awesome surf school there with a fantastic team of surf coaches. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
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1michae
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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.
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ecj2123
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.
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