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By the Beach
Porthmeor, St Ives

£474 - £1308 per week

By the Beach is a comfortable apartment just a stone's throw from Porthmeor beach and a very short walk from the centre of St Ives with all of its shops, restaurants, galleries and ice-cream parlours! Turn left from your front door, immediately left again, and feel the sand between your toes or keep an eye on the sea's mood from your kitchen window; your hardest choice of the day will be to surf or not to surf! By the Beach makes a great escape for families and friends to enjoy and entertain, at any time of year. St Ives has plenty do and see, for all the family and there is even more to explore further afield.


three steps into the property, leading to:

Kitchen/dining room

gas hob and electric oven, fridge with ice box, washer/dryer, dining table and chairs, window with sea glimpses.

Sitting room

two leather sofas, nest of tables, decorative fire place, TV/DVD.

Bedroom 1

double bed.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC, basin, wetsuit hanging hooks over bath.

Additional information

gas central heating, pretty little forecourt with seating, WiFi, Only one dog allowed, short breaks available.


Just right for 4, very well-equipped and excellent location...literally 20 metres from Porthmeor beach!

August 2021

Have stayed here a few times now and personally love it. Centrally located for everything and car park within walking distance. Seagulls noisy during the night but didn’t spoil our holiday in anyway. St Ives wouldn’t be the same without them. Will be returning next year.

June 2021

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13 February500
20 Feb - 20 Mar474
27 March530
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17 April474
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Holidays in Porthmeor

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The Tate is a must; something everyone should visit at least once, or simply relax and enjoy the view from one of our many self-catering beach-front apartments. Most of the town and all it has to offer is a level walk from Porthmeor, making it many of our guests' first choice of location. Many Porthmeor properties offer parking and most have superb beach views and balconies.

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Local events

St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

11th - 25th September 2021

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

17th - 19th September 2021

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

Featuring more than 20 sea shanty groups and with sailor and pirate themed fancy dress, this year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal. It'll take place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

19th - 20th November 2021

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2021

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

TBC February 2022

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!

TBC Summer 2022

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Just right for 4, very well-equipped and excellent location...literally 20 metres from Porthmeor beach!

Have stayed here a few times now and personally love it. Centrally located for everything and car park within walking distance. Seagulls noisy during the night but didn’t spoil our holiday in anyway. St Ives wouldn’t be the same without them. Will be returning next year.

The flat is in a fantastic location. We were on the beach in seconds, which meant a very happy dog! The kitchen is well stocked and functional.

Storage is very limited in this property. We struggled with a four night stay with two teenagers. Had we taken body boards I really don’t know where we’d have kept them. We ended up leaving some of our things (wellies, spare coats, buckets...) in our car and trekking back for it.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

As with many of the more traditional properties here in the town; they can be a little smaller and have quirkier layouts than what we are used to in more modern buildings, so we try to show this as clearly as we can in the photos. They do have a huge amount of character and charm though, and By The Beach is definitely no exception to this. We hope that its charm and the absolutely amazing location, literally a few steps onto the beach, made the storage situation, a compromise well worth making. Tanya, Customer Services

Very cost but roomy cottage in a great location. We really relaxed and enjoyed our week. Thank you.

Great property ideal location close to beach and shops no steep hills to climb comfy beds Will definitely return.

Very close to beaches and town. Nice outside seating area. Well equipped kitchen. Lovely clean bedding and towels. On our arrival found no toilet paper had been left!! Also only one tea towel for the week. Street light Outside twin room made it impossible to sleep, black out blinds imperative. Property is very small.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your helpful feedback; we will pass on your suggestion of a blackout blind to the property owners. We are very sorry that the housekeeper had forgotten to place a toilet roll in the property; there should always be a full roll per toilet, as a minimum, and there should have been at least 2 tea towels, so we really are sorry for that oversight. Thanks for letting us know so that we can follow up on that. Lucy, Customer Services


Good location and well utilised property.

My friend and I stayed at By the Beach for a wonderful week in September. The tiny flat was cosy, comfortable and in a fantastic position with easy access to a local shop and all the facilities.

We found By The Beach beautifully clean and welcoming with some lovely artistic flourishes and features. It was comfortable and had all that we might possibly need. The location, so near to the beach, could not be bettered. We had a wonderful holiday in this fabulous property, thank you!

Great location. Good facilities. Suggest extractor fan fitted in bathroom to help ventilate this small space.

Very close to the beach

An excellent holiday in charming accommodation - very helpful and friendly staff at Aspect.

Lovely comfortable flat, although small. The beach is just round the corner which is brilliant.

If you're looking for a beach location, choose by the beach! Couldn't ask for anything more!

Close to the beach however only a glimpse of the sea can be seen through the windows and between buildings to the rear. So a view of the sea rather than a sea view. Flat is generally excellent and dog friendly. A lovely welcome pack of tea, scones, clotted cream, jam, coffee, sugar and milk.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thanks for your comments. Glad to hear that you liked it there, and enjoyed its fantastic location, with Porthmeor beach quite literally just around the corner! Whilst you can see the sea through the kitchen window; it is a glimpse between a couple of buildings, so we have amended the description to make that a little clearer. Thank you again for your comments, and hope to see you back soon! Tanya, Customer Services

Excellent all round will definatley be back.. Well equipped house. Lovely welcome pack..

An enjoyable stay in this perfectly-named property, that has some great features to recommend it.

Wonderful location! A very relaxing part of St Ives with the beach beach literally in your doorstep. We would definitely recommend!

Great location. A comfy little flat but no parking - so you need to use town parking which is close by - but almost always full.

Well located and easy for everything you need for a fab time in St Ives!

A perfect holiday apartment that feels more like a cottage. Beautifully appointed, gorgeously comfortable and the beach just around the corner, it's a lovely place for a relaxing family holiday. We loved it and will definitely be back!

By The Beach is the perfect location for having a beach literally on your doorstep. You can pop back with the kids if they need the loo or if you want to grab a BBQ or a flask of tea. Lovely little touch of having the flask mugs. You may not be facing the beach directly but that doesn't matter because you're in the quiet little quaint street right next to it. You don't have to drive anywhere either because you have the whole of St Ives on your doorstep. And because of the location, you come across some great spots to eat. There's a super corner shop with just about everything you need, and I mean everything. Porthmeor beach is beautiful and so is the point where you can walk up and watch the sunset of an evening. Being a dog friendly property meant that myself, my husband, our 5 year old daughter and our mini sausage dog, could relax and have one of the best holidays ever. Thanks Aspect. It was a random lucky find but we'll be most definitely booking with you again.

We have had a most awesome time staying in By The Beach. The apartment has everything anybody could possibly need for a relaxing break. By the beach is quite literally the perfect name for the apartment. Lying in bed listening to the sea was the perfect tonic .