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A great beach with a bar and cafe

A small sandy beach and a short walk from the town centre it has everything you could want... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Colin T
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Day trip

Fabulous beach. Spent the full day here. Kids loved exoloring the beach's. Abit of a trek from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lorna B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A small sandy beach and a short walk from the town centre it has everything you could want including a cafe that sells beers and wine and food including crab and crispy squid there are also toilets and a shop where you can hire deckchairs...More

Thank Colin T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous beach. Spent the full day here. Kids loved exoloring the beach's. Abit of a trek from the car park but we'll worth it. A must see.. 😎🏊

Thank Lorna B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful sandy beach in a private secluded cove. Ample amenities such as toilets, beach huts, a bar which served food and hot/ cold drinks. A covered seating area as well as bench’s and chairs to watch the daily goings on. A small shop selling...More

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 1 week ago

if you have a young family this is the beach for you safe and sheltered with a good beach bar and shop

Thank ainsleydd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for younger children. Soft sand and calm water for paddling. Cafe is also good for snacks and gear.

Thank Tara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely little cove, nice sand, safe bathing, food and drinks facilities at the rear of the beach, clean toilets up the slope, changing huts, brilliant for families.

Thank robert w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steep hill or steps to get down to the beach but absolutely beautiful. Also had clean toilets and a beach bar/cafe for take away food. Perfect.

Thank happiestonmainst
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a safe clean beach in a secluded part of St. Ives. It’s used mostly by families because there are Beach huts, a cafe, toilets and parking. The sand is really nice and the water nice and clean. It definitely gets a big thumbs...More

Thank OldBear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

St Ives has 3 beaches. All are excellent. Porthmeor is the surfing beach. Hundreds of yards of lovely sands. Porthminster Beach is again masses of sand but no real waves so great for kids. Porthgwidden is a small beach between the two large beaches. Excellent...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Carpark nearby but arrive early for a space. Good beach for young children as they cannot wander far.

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Lynn B
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Response from gill t | Reviewed this property |
On our visit there was a "no dogs allowed" sign at the entrance to the beach.there is however a dog friendly beach a five minute walk away.