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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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  • this beach is very clean and this time of year very empty we had a great meal one night near the beach and in the moon light on the water . 
  • The sea is cold, were saafuaa, and wet without walking in I was. A beautiful sandy beach, mother and child was playing in the tide. You can speak English, you want to play with a run, people on the beach!, take photos, was playing with the dogs. So fun!
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  • Walked here from the town and how lovely to see a super clean beach with the tide coming in and that made it ideal for the couple of surfers that were in the sea as the waves were just right. Also lov...  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.