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Lovely place and a must visit

As one of the stand out points in St Ives, this is a must visit. The views across St Ives and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alsager, United Kingdom
Best place in St. Ives to watch Sunset

After exhaustive day of surfing, boarding, swimming, playing beach games and that kinda activities... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As one of the stand out points in St Ives, this is a must visit. The views across St Ives and especially Porthmeor Beach are wonderful and you could easily pass away a huge amount of time wandering around the island or sitting by the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank GAlsager
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After exhaustive day of surfing, boarding, swimming, playing beach games and that kinda activities, I fould that sitting idly here in twilight time is rewarding. On one side, the sunset approaches. On the other side, people (and their dogs) are relaxing on the lawn. Such...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank nathavatp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the short walk up here to check out the rebuilt chapel and see the amazing views of St Ives and the sea. Some grassy areas to relax if you need to but there are no refreshment options there.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank K_R_2466
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Island separates Porthmeor beach and Porthgwiden beach and is a nice part of St Ives which is grassed and has many wild flowers. We visited early evening from the Island car park and followed the path around the Island. There are a number of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank OldBear
Reviewed June 26, 2019 via mobile

Separates the main surf beach and the rest of St Ives. Is a nice walk and there are great views. A must if you visit St Ives

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank chrissT8030TW
Reviewed June 18, 2019

There are two interesting historic sites on this island, the Coastguard Lookout House and the St Nicholas Chapel. We had a slow walk around the Island, which was originally called ‘Pendinas’ meaning ‘fortified headland’. It is not really an island as such but a small,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
7  Thank Sandygranny
Reviewed June 4, 2019

This lovely little chapel that is still used today for weddings is a fantastic vantage point you can looks out over Porthmeor beach and watch the surfers do there thing turn 180 degrees and you look down at st ives itself then across at Carbis...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank davidnewton2017
Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

Asically you have 360° views from this Land Locked Island. I had a very enjoyable walk around at the end of my Day 19 SWCP walk.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Albywon
Reviewed March 11, 2019

The chapel was actually open, so it was lovely to look inside and read of the history. It was a sunny and breezy day so the views from the stone terrace were amazing, and the fresh air a real tonic

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah C
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Hard or easy, you choose, but a walk around the island is a must. You can even walk up to the top if you are feeling up to it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from babbertastic | Reviewed this property |
There is a wide tarmac path with regular benches leading up from the car park, it's not too steep that side either so it should be okay for trundler or wheelchair access.