Island Panorama

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360 degree panoramic view taken from in front of the tiny chapel of St Nicholas on the island in St Ives. The view takes in some of Porthmeor beach, the National Coastguard lookout, the beaches of Hayle across the bay and Porthminster beach across the harbour.

In case you can’t tell, The Island is not in fact an island at all – but it’s close!

To fully appreciate the panorama go full-screen by clicking the icon in the top right.

St Ives Harbour Beach Panorama

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360 degree panoramic view of St Ives harbour and beach. Great views along the beach and wharf road and over towards Smeaton’s pier with its two lighthouses.

Move the panorama around with your mouse. For best effect go full screen using the icon in the top right.

Porthgwidden Beach Photos

Porthgwidden - low tide

Porthgwidden beach sits in the lee of ‘the Island’, the large rocky headland that sits at the limit of the St Ives peninsula. Just around the corner from the much bigger and wilder Porthmeor beach, Porthgwidden is much more sheltered from wind and waves. It’s a great spot for catching a few rays and families with all the facilities at hand including car parking and a good cafe.

Trencrom Hill Photos

View east from Trencrom

Trencrom Hill is located a couple of miles south of St Ives and is the highest hill in West Cornwall. From here the views are great taking in Godrevy and St Agnes beyond to the east and Mount’s Bay and St Micheal’s Mount to the south. Trencrom is also of historic importance and features in many local legends

Old Photos of St Ives

Gutting fish, 1890

During the 19th century St Ives was one of the biggest pilchard ports in Britain with fish being exported all over Europe from here. Life was centred around the harbour as it was 100s of years before, and to some extent still is. Fishing was dangerous work and many lives were lost at sea yet despite this poverty was rife in the warren of streets behind that run from the harbour. It wasn’t just fishermen who risked their lives at sea; over the years many ships have run aground in and around St Ives causing loss of life to both mariners and lifeboat men.

Bamaluz Beach Photos

Bamaluz Beach

Bamaluz is St Ives’ ‘secret beach’. Tucked away between Porthgwidden and the harbour it is only really a beach at low tide