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St Ives Head or The Island, Cornwall


  • Located in St. Ives, Cornwall, South West England, England
  • Porthmeor Beach is on the northern coast of St Ives. Across a thin neck of land packed with buildings is the harbour and its low tide beach. This thin neck of land connects St Ives to St Ives Head or The Island. Topped by St Ives Chapel of St Nicholas, it's a great place from which to see this famous coastal town, St Ives Bay and the Cornish coast meeting the Atlantic Ocean. Given these views, you'll find a lookout station on the side of the headland
  • The South West Coast Path runs around the edge of St Ives Head or The Island. There are also tracks rising to its high ground
  • Drop down to St Ives Harbour & Beach and walk to the end of St Ives Smeaton's Pier. Tate St Ives is a stroll along the back of Portmeor Beach to the south west
  • By James Penman

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St Ives Head or The Island, Cornwall


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St Ives Chapel of St Nicholas, Cornwall

Located in St. Ives, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

St Ives Head or The Island is a miniature peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean from St Ives. On its high ground is a chapel with two stone plaques on its side. An image of these plaques is available in the 'Phot...

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St Ives Lookout, Cornwall

Located in St. Ives, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Trek the South West Coast Path from Minehead to Poole and you'll encounter various lookout stations on high cliffs and exposed headlands around the coast. St Ives Lookout is situated on St Ives Head or The Island and pro...

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St Ives Porthgwidden Beach, Cornwall

Located in St. Ives, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Tucked away behind a warren of narrow streets, Porthgwidden Beach is on the eastern side of St Ives Head or The Island. Compared to Porthmeor or Porthminster at low tide, Porthgwidden is a small beach. There's a cafe and...

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The Salt Lodge
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Less than a mile away.

Total Bedrooms: 4; Maximum Occupants: 8; Rates: 929 - 2,269 Per Week

A Grade II listed cottage in the extremely popular Downalong area of St Ives. Set over three floors it sleeps up to 8 guests and is perfect for two families holidaying together or one large family. It is close to two of...

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Pedn Olva Hotel, St Ives
Star Rating

Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 30; Rates: 35 - 160 Per Night

This sea-facing hotel has excellent views of St Ives and boasts direct access to Porthminster Beach from the sheltered, heated outdoor pool and sun terraces Pedn-Olva is set into the blue-black rocks of St Ives' harbour...

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3 Oceanis
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Star Rating

Less than a mile away.

Total Bedrooms: 2; Maximum Occupants: 4; Rates: 489 - 1,189 Per Week

A brand new first floor apartment situated just 5 minutes walk from the gorgeous St Ives harbour and Porthminster beach....

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