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Porthminster Beach, St Ives

4.8
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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  • Beautiful beach. Very clean. Watch out for the seagulls who are vicious; we didn’t ever take any food/snacks with us which sort of spoiled our time there as we saw so many attacks. Water is freezing! ...  more »
  • Nice clean beach but for me advertising no dogs allowed and then watching most people ignore it seemed silly. Take the signs down if you don't mean it and let everyone and their dogs enjoy it.  more »
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