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“Great views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Island - Pendinas

The Island - Pendinas
St Ives, England
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Ranked #11 of 18 attractions in St Ives
Type: Islands
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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great views”
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 sunny day, life doesn't get better than this.

Visited August 2013
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“Stunning views”
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 Bay and of the Ocean. This is also the pkace where St Ia is thought to have preached centuries ago.
It's probably better to visit on a glorious sunny day in order to enjoy the best views. The climb might be a little steep for some people but the way up from town is dotted with benches where you can rest a while.

Visited August 2013
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“Fab views”
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.

Visited August 2013
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“fabulous views”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Hounslow, United Kingdom
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“The Island”
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.

Visited July 2012
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