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Porthminster Beach, St Ives
(4.6/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
Porthminster Beach, crescent-shaped, sheltered, popular, and accessible by public transport, offers safe swimming, golden sand, and even palm trees. Look for the not-far-off Godrevy Lighthouse, grab a drink at the bar, and enjoy some quality people-watching. The calm blue-green water gives the beach a soothing, nearly tropical ambience. The Porthminster Beach cafe is widely renowned for high-quality seaside dining. A visit to Porthminster Beach represents just the start of the adventure when you use our St Ives vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Long sandy beach where likely to see Seals surfing waves near the shoreline and easily accessed from hotel. 
  • Fantastic west facing beach to see the lovely St. Ives sunsets, with the top-rated Porthminster Café close to hand. Great space for family fun and sand castle building with a gently sloping safe beach...  more »
  • a beautiful beach, fine level and great light. This beach invites you to linger. There is also opportunity to eat or play mini golf.
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  • Lovely beach. Filthy disgusting public toilets.
  • Amazing beach but if you must eat on the beach please beware of the seagulls. More cheek than Oliver Twist.
  • Beautiful beach, calm sea and a great beach side bar.
  • A great beach on a summer afternoon!
  • best beach in the area.