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Carbis Bay Beach
0.13km from South West Coast Path
Carbis Bay Beach is a beautiful white sand beach and one of Cornwall's seven award-winning Blue Flag 2019 beaches, with safe bathing beach surrounded by subtropical splendour. A good beach where you can spend with your family and also there are so many activities there.
1.25km from South West Coast Path
The moon-shaped Porthminster Beach is among the prettiest stretches of sand in St. Ives. Sheltered by grassy headlands and in proximity to the town center, the beach is an ideal family vacation spot with excellent facilities and clean conditions. Swim with the kids in the calm, pristine water and enjoy views of the glimmering sea.
1.48km from South West Coast Path
Porthminster Terrace is a beautifully presented late Victorian property with views into the harbour from the rear and views to Gwithian & Hayle estuary.
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
1.89km from South West Coast Path
The museum inhabits Trewyn studios in St Ives where Barbara Hepworth lived and worked from 1949 until her death in 1975 when the house and garden were given to the nation. Displays include sculptures in bronze, stone, and wood, along with paintings, drawings and archive material. The sculptures featured at the museum were some of her favourites. Her workshop also includes a queue of uncut stones that one visitor has described as "still waiting for their moment in the shadow of her workshop".
Tate St Ives
2.09km from South West Coast Path
St Ives, a small Cornish town on the southwest coast of England, perhaps seems an unlikely site for a major art gallery. However, its artistic connections date back to Victorian times when numerous artists came to St Ives to paint, attracted by its special quality of light. The iconic gallery overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and showcases some of the best-loved British artworks of the twentieth century alongside an ever-changing program of exhibitions embracing the best of British and International
2.14km from South West Coast Path
Situated in the shadow of the iconic Tate St Ives building, Porthmeor is sandy, safe beach popular with surfers and swimmers alike in an ideal location just a stone’s throw from the centre of St Ives where you’ll find ancient pubs, trendy cafes and lots of art galleries the town is famous for. The beach consists of a long stretch of golden sand overlooked by numerous artists' studios and the Tate Gallery. Porthmeor is also St Ives' most dramatic beach facing the full force of the Atlantic Ocean
Saint Ives Bay
2.61km from South West Coast Path
St Ives Bay is a crescent-shaped expanse stretching for 6 miles from the Island, near the centre of town, around to to Godrevy Head and the world-famous Godrevy lighthouse. This three mile stretch of golden sand contains Gwithian beach popular for surfing. To the west, the quieter more sheltered Porthkidney Sands adjacent to the village of Lelant is a tranquil and unique location.
Paradise Park and JungleBarn Cornwall
3.73km from South West Coast Path
Paradise Park is a wildlife sanctuary based in the picturesque harbour town of Hayle in Cornwall. Paradise Park was created by Mike and Audrey Reynolds and first opened its doors in 1973. Conservation is the main focus of the park which is home to a large number of endangered species. Paradise Park is a world leader in Parrot conservation.
4.09km from South West Coast Path
The Towans is dotted with secluded luxury lodges that make the most of a stunning setting that’s just moments from the beach. The Towans is within an easy walk of beautiful Constantine Bay and the world-class Trevose Golf Club, while just a short drive away you’ll find some of Cornwall’s best attractions, including Padstow, Watergate Bay, and The Eden Project.
4.63km from South West Coast Path
A vastt sandy beach which was surropunded by high cliffs and dramatic coves. Owned by the National Trust, it takes the brunt of the Atlantic swell and is one of the more exposed beaches of the North coast. From buckets and spades on sunny summer days to classic rugged Cornish splendour on a stormy winter's day, Godrevy offers the ultimate outdoor experience.
Upton Towans Beach
5.01km from South West Coast Path
Upton Towans is a Sandy beach located near St Ives in Cornwall. The beach reaches a low rocky headland and the lighthouse on an island just off the coast. Ideal for surfing and safe for bathing and backed by sand dunes and adjacent holiday camping sites.
6.85km from South West Coast Path
Godrevy Lighthouse was built by Trinity House in 1859 marking a dangerous reef off St. Ives called the Stones; the light was moved to an adjacent steel structure in 2012. Standing approximately 300 meters off Godrevy Head, it marks the Stones reef, which has been a hazard to shipping for centuries.
Saint Michael's Mount
9.08km from South West Coast Path
St Michael’s Mount is a tidal island and as there are no boats running this year, all visitors must access it by foot. At low tide the causeway opens and all ticket holders can walk across to the island and stay there until the tide comes back in again around four hours later. The harbour village, shops, castle lawns and takeaway outlets will be open for ticket holders to enjoy.
9.94km from South West Coast Path
Mount's Bay is a magnificent sweep of bay that stretches from Mousehole and Newlyn towards the Lizard. At its center is the magical island of St Michael's Mount, crowned by its striking castle which rises from the sea like a fairytale palace. It is possible to follow the coastal footpath along this beautiful section of Cornwall's south coast to explore rocky coves such as Prussia Cove, Kynance Cove and the historic fishing harbours of Porthleven and Mullion.
Penlee House Gallery & Museum
10.48km from South West Coast Path
Penlee House is a museum and art gallery located in the town of Penzance in Cornwall. The gallery is the perfect place to discover the works of the Newlyn School and Lamorna artists. The museum covers the history of West Cornwall, from amazing archaeological finds to fabulous ceramics, social history and fashion.
Newlyn Art Gallery
11.62km from South West Coast Path
Newlyn Art Gallery is a beautiful art gallery that has a long history of contemporary art-making in the far west of Cornwall and has celebrated contemporary art and supported the artists that produce it for 125 years. The gallery was conceived as a home and exhibition venue for the Newlyn School of Art the works of which are now largely located at Penlee House Gallery and Museum in nearby Penzance.
Geevor Tin Mine
15.73km from South West Coast Path
Geevor is set in stunning scenery on the Atlantic coast and was the last mine to work the famous St Just Mining District. Geevor tin mine is one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country and a Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Housed in two acres of listed buildings, Geevor’s collections and guides bring the story of Cornwall’s rich industrial past to life. It consists of more than 100 miles of tunnels that stretched a mile underneath the sea.
Poldark Mine & The Cornish Heritage Collection
17.29km from South West Coast Path
Poldark Mine is the only complete tin mine in Cornwall open for underground guided tours and is generally regarded as one of the most historic locations in the annals of Cornish Mining History. The mine is on several levels and the guided tours by experienced Cornishmen receive many accolades for their unvarnished presentation and the real atmosphere in the mine itself. Its features include underground guided tours through ancient tin mine workings, a museum of industrial heritage.
18.06km from South West Coast Path
Cape Cornwall is a small headland in West Cornwall, UK. It is four miles north of Land's End near the town of St Just. Until the first Ordnance Survey, 200 years ago, Cape Cornwall was believed to be the most westerly point in Cornwall. The Brisons, two offshore rocks, are located approximately one mile southwest of Cape Cornwall. They mark the starting line of the annual swimming race ending at Priest Cove.
18.61km from South West Coast Path
Loe Beach is a half-mile shingle bank that separates the Loe, the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall, from the sea. The fishhook-shaped Loe lies at the heart of Penrose Estate, a bucolic, National Trust–managed park perched atop Lizard Peninsula, mainland Britain’s most southerly point. It is within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is considered a classic Geological Conservation Review Site.
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S W Coast Path, Carbis Bay, Saint Ives TR26 2NP, UK
The South West Coast Path ranks alongside New Zealand’s Milford Track, Chile’s Torres del Paine trek and Alaska’s Chilkoot Trail as one of the world’s most awe-inspiring hikes. The 630 miles of Coast Path is the walk of a lifetime, taking in breathtaking heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way, from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset. The final section of the path was designated as a National Trail in 1978.