Junior Magazine: Best Family Beaches in CornwallMarch 2005
March 2005 feature - Sun, sea & sandcastles - Juniors guide to the best family beaches.
Finally, for a slice of Cornwall cool - but an ocean away from the surf culture - head to the award winning Blue Flag Porthminster Beach in St. Ives, a renowned artists colony. Superb for families, its spectacular 1km-stretch of sand guarantees safe bathing at all heights of the tide. Fringed by palm trees and sub-tropical shrubs, it has a glorious Mediterranean feel. A minute's walk away is the lovely, family run; Primrose Valley Hotel (tel 01736 794939: www.primroseonline.co.uk), a stylish Edwardian seaside villa with nine bedrooms, children's menus and baby listening facilities.