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Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

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Learn to surf at Porthmeor Beach, St. Ives’ largest beach. This expansive stretch of clean, golden sand attracts local families and visiting tourists looking to enjoy a relaxing day by the sea. You can hit the surf, splash around in the shallows, or simply lie back and soak up the atmosphere on a sunny day. A popular cafe is located at the very center of the beach, serving traditional and contemporary dishes all day long, with light snacks and cold drinks available to take away to your perfect spot on the sand. You can rent or buy boogie boards, surfboards, and wetsuits from the nearby surf school. The beach also includes shower and toilet facilities, and is patrolled by trained lifeguards. Put Porthmeor Beach into our St Ives visit planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in St Ives.
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  • A beautiful calm and relaxing beach. Clean and tidy. We always enjoy walking along the rocks up to the cliffside.  more »
  • Beautiful beach and oh so quiet and peaceful in March. We had beautiful weather on our visit on the 21st March. I can imagine it is loopy busy in summer!  more »
  • We stayed in an apartment that was just a few yards from this beach, but due to the very cold weather we only ventured once. Compared to our own beach at blackpool, this is terrific. With its lovely c...  more »

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