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Porthminster Beach, St Ives

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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. Make Porthminster Beach a centerpiece of your St Ives vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our St Ives tour itinerary tool.
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  • Stunning beach nice cafe and seating area, beware of the seagulls though! Very safe for little ones and views out to Godrevy are beautiful.  more »
  • White sand and turquoise water. What more can you ask for?! One of the most beautiful beaches I’ve seen in the UK. There are toilet facilities, a cafe for drinks and even a putting green for some fun.  more »
  • Great beach with it views, but parking is a nightmare.
  • Nice little scenic beach, sand is quite coarse and parking is a nightmare!
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