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Porthgwidden Beach

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Address: The Island, St Ives, England

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Lovely little beach

Lovely child friendly beach with beach huts and a beach cafe. Greta restaurant above - sea views for a grown up lunch. White clean sand - the odd seal as well.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mary E
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely child friendly beach with beach huts and a beach cafe. Greta restaurant above - sea views for a grown up lunch. White clean sand - the odd seal as well.

Thank Mary E
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a little beach at the end of St Ives. Sandwiched in between Portminster and Porthmear, so very hard to compare.

Thank dougall45
Norg, The Netherlands
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Playing on the beach in the sand. my children love this. Sitting in the sun and enjoy. Read a book and keep an ey on the children. No problem. Beach cafe served for me perfect coffee.

Thank spidernorg
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice beach in the middle of St Ives. The colourful cabins on the back and the transparent water make this one of the most scenic beaches in St Ives. The sand is very nice and is perfect for building castles and playing. This is covered from all sides, so very little wind and it felt very warm in the... More 

Thank Davide C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Secluded beach. Clean beautiful picturesque perfect for watching waves and sunbathing. The beach huts have all been refurbished since the storms a couple of years ago destroyed most of them. Little cafes, galleries and gift shops within easy walking distance. Another gem of St Ives, Cornwall

Thank Steven S
Croydon, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Lovely beach with a good cafe with hot and cold food choices as well as drinks and ice creams with bench seating to admire the view. There are little beach huts built into the cliff and the cafe provides deckchairs and windbreakers to rent if you are interested. This is just around the corner from the St. Ives beach but... More 

Thank Paula J
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This beach is secluded and you can always see a variety of sea birds on the rocks. The café was open when I was there early morning in March but the steps were being painted.

Thank Dyanna H
Welshpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Beautiful beach and even more so when the rollers are dramatic and hitting the rocks. Surfers are out in force.

Thank Eve P
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

One of the smaller beaches, but a beautiful beach. Great for kids to swim, we saw seals come close to shore. You can have dogs on the beach in winter up to 1st April, thereafter dogs are not allowed during the summer. A convenient café located on the beach with a restaurant above. Toilets nearby. Easily accessible.

Thank Tracy M
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Wonderful beach with pristine sands and clear waters. Well worth a visit as it provides spectacular views across the bay.

Thank dramandahall

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