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Saint Ives Bay

St. Ives Bay, United Kingdom


About Saint Ives Bay

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.

Attractions near Saint Ives Bay

The Towans2.29km from Saint Ives Bay

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.

Porthminster Beach2.48km from Saint Ives Bay

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.

Carbis Bay Beach2.5km from Saint Ives Bay

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.

South West Coast Path2.61km from Saint Ives Bay

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.

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".

Porthminster Terrace2.76km from Saint Ives Bay

Porthminster Terrace is a beautifully presented late Victorian property with views into the harbour from the rear and views to Gwithian & Hayle estuary.

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One of the UK’s favourite summer destinations, holiday makers flock to Cornwall for its sandy beaches and surf-ready waves but look beyond the coastline and you’ll be rewarded with world-class galleries, fantastic food and many one-of-a-kind attractions.