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The Island - Pendinas

St Ives, England
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Ranked #11 of 18 attractions in St Ives
Type: Islands
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- Oct 4, 2013
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English first
Sussex
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102 reviews 102 reviews
19 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We always make our way to the 'island' when in St Ives (taking a pasty bought at Ferrells to eat sitting on a bench watching the sea on the rocks if the weather is nice enough). Even when the weather is not so kind, this is a good place for enjoying the views and watching the sea - or the... More

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

When you eventually find the car park through all the narrow streets and people, it is well worth it as on a clear day the views are amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This is not an island but a small peninsula, with a hill which is easily climbed. The chapel of St Nicholas sits on top of the hill. There are spectacular views of Porthmeor beach on one side and Porthminister beach on the other side. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the views while feasting at the top - on a... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

The Island is one of the best sopts of St Ives. It is not an island in the proper sense, it's a peninsula a short walk away from the centre of town. The small chapel of St Nicholas (patron saint of mariners) dominated the landscape and from there one is able to enjoy spectacular views of St Ives, of the... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Not much up there but you have to go, the views are amazing and if its a hot day the breeze is magic. It's one of the best places for sunset watching if you are lucky for clear evening skies.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The Island or St Ives Head is a beautiful place giving awesome panoramic views around St Ives. All 5 beaches can be seen from this vantage point topped by the small rebuilt chapel of St Nicholas.

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Hounslow, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Well worth a visit if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main town. Great to take a walk around it and stop every now and again on the number of benches to enjoy the view.

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Truro Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

It was such a sunny afternoon we spent ages sitting on a bench enjoying the view, watching families enjoying the great open space. Well worth finding it and spending some time there.

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London
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9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The walk around the Island is lovely. The scenery is wonderful and the grassy knoll is really nice. There are lots of benches around to stop and look out to sea from. On one side there's the surfing beach Porthmeor and on the other is the main town. We went in October and as you'd expect on a little outcrop... More

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The perfect scenic walk in the bracing air to really give you an appetite for some tea, scones and clotted cream. A panoramic view of all of St Ives Beaches and interesting historical references.

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