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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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TripAdvisor
  • What a wonderful seascape. Long, wide beach. Beautiful sea and views. Magnificent when empty out of season.  more »
  • Been visiting this beach for 40 years and still love it. Great facilities, exceptionally clean and extremely family friendly.  more »
  • Lovely clean beach that accepts dogs out of main season. Public toilet facilities. Close enough to town to fetch food but be warned not to attract the unwanted attention of seagulls who will be happy ...  more »
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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.