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Winter visit

Even in winter this is a delightful beach, safe and ideal for children, a very pleasant beach café... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
Anthony W
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Winter sea

Great to visit even in winter. A good beach which would be fantastic in the summer-very popular... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Margaret S
Hailsham, United Kingdom
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“sandy cove” (7 reviews)
“small cove” (5 reviews)
The Island, St Ives, England
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Even in winter this is a delightful beach, safe and ideal for children, a very pleasant beach café overlooks the beach

Thank Anthony W
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Great to visit even in winter. A good beach which would be fantastic in the summer-very popular with tourists and would be extremely busy in summer

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 27 December 2016

A small sandy beach set in a sheltered cove with a great cafe close at hand. Beautifuly clear water and soft sand with parking nearby. Five Star.

Thank AndrewUK2013
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I once walked past, watching a bride and groom enjoying their wedding reception on the beautiful white sand and dining from the excellent cafe adjoining Porthgwidden. I don't believe there could have ever been a better place to celebrate. This little cove has beautiful sand,...More

Thank YogiMum
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Out of season Porthgwidden is a delight, the sands are clean & unspoilt, not so many people visit & it's lovely to wander across the front of the colourful beach huts, lost in thought, with the waves crashing & stunning viws out to see. A...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 20 November 2016

There are beaches with less stone, more heat, clearer water and the setting sun. There are beaches with michelin starred cafes, harbouring super yachts, exotic coral and exciting times. Porthgwidden Beach is my favourite beach in the world. There are rocks to pick mussels and...More

Thank Jack J
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Small beach with beach-huts and cafe-bar regular Seal sightings in the surf. Cafe menu excellent and available for functions and weddings. Nice easy walk from St. Ives and circular route back through the old parts of St. Ives through rambling rows of fishermen's cottages.

Thank norcim
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This lovely little beach is an absolute gem which is often a lot more sheltered than the other beaches in St Ives. It offers golden sands, with rock pools on each side, there is a lovely beach café & toilets within a two minute walk....More

Thank pat w
Reviewed 26 October 2016

You've booked your accommodations in or near Porthgwidden, this is your handy beach, very often you see people sculpting the sand, always fascinating and enjoyable, it's the beach you arrive after walking round the Island, great sea views, and the coastline depending on your location,...More

Thank William P
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Great for children quite sheltered and flat though reasonable ridge today - North West wind! Better when south westerly. Our boys love it - aged 6 and 3. Nice cafe too.

Thank MattyA32
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Lynn B
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Response from gill t | Reviewed this property |
On our visit there was a "no dogs allowed" sign at the entrance to the beach.there is however a dog friendly beach a five minute walk away.