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Like surfing ----- this is for you

Small, sheltered but with good even surf and great sand

Reviewed 3 January 2012
Reading, United Kingdom
porthminster beach cafe

right on the beach,fantastic fish menu,excellent wine list,a little on the expensive side but the... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2012
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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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All reviews putting green railway station blue sea ice cream life guards great for families great facilities golden sands clean sand water sports clear water nice cafe out of season lovely sand plenty of space low tide sunny day
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

Small, sheltered but with good even surf and great sand

Date of experience: December 2011
161  Thank PhilCottrell
Reviewed 2 January 2012

right on the beach,fantastic fish menu,excellent wine list,a little on the expensive side but the location & food/wine make it worth it.

Date of experience: December 2011
148  Thank youngchuck
Reviewed 23 December 2011

Really good food , well presented with a good range of wines but the prices seem to be a little more expensive than other comparable local restaurants. maybe one has to pay more for the outstanding view.

Date of experience: December 2011
133  Thank Peter G
Reviewed 11 December 2011

There is nothing to dislike. The sand is soft, the scenery is beautiful, there is a good restaurant and first class toilets.

Date of experience: December 2011
26  Thank heofgreatwisdom
Reviewed 7 December 2011

life guards, hot snacks, restaurant, beach shops, ice cream, large sandy beach, rock pools at the edges, generally gentle sea waves. what more can you ask for - oh a visit from a friendly seal while taking a swim!

Date of experience: July 2011
29  Thank JHBBirminghamUK
Reviewed 3 December 2011

lovely paddle in the dark..very romantic...must be one of the best beaches in Cornwall

Date of experience: November 2011
21  Thank GailLin
Reviewed 30 November 2011

This is everything a beach should be. Long golden beach, beautiful scenery. Well worth a visit. Try the ice-cream in any of the local shops. In the evening a pint of Rattlers West Country Cider does the trick!

Date of experience: June 2011
26  Thank MrsDoherty
Reviewed 22 November 2011

Try the beach restaurant - it is fab. Go for a window seat and the scallops

Date of experience: November 2011
16  Thank GarryC665
Reviewed 15 November 2011

A beautiful stretch of sandy beach, with calm teal coloured water. Unfortunately too cold in October to go for a swim, but it was so enticing.

Date of experience: October 2011
23  Thank live2travel20
Reviewed 11 November 2011

A lovely relaxing beach with a cafe. Convenient distance from the railway station and the bus station.

Date of experience: September 2011
11  Thank MummyTart
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Response from carol b | Reviewed this property |
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Response from chrissT8030TW | Reviewed this property |
During summer months NO There is a maximum £1000 fine I think they are allowed October to March but these are only approx Dogs not allowed in summer on any St Ives beaches. Having said that there is a very small beach... More
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Response from ManinderS356 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can right from the shop at the beach, next to cafe