The Island - Pendinas
The Island - Pendinas
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David C
27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
A really beautiful little walk up, great views over the ocean, a surprising amount of wildlife. The voluntary life saving work being done from there is so admirable. Great that the Council never turned it into a car park. A little more interpretation might be good.
Written October 12, 2022
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Paul Legate
United Kingdom20,374 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The Island – Pendinas is a headland to the north of the town centre which has incredible views of the surrounding area including Porthmeor Beach and St Ives Bay. The coastguard station of St Ives and St Nicholas Chapel are both situated on Pendinas. It is worth the walk up to the headland for the uninterrupted views of the surrounding coastline, it is quite a wild place even though it is so close to the centre of St Ives and well worth exploring.
Written January 10, 2021
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acs1984
Cockermouth, UK1,649 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We had a nice walk up to and around 'The Island'. Which actually isn't really an island at all! There are plenty beaches or grassed areas to sit. At the top there are nice views over the town. We had a walk up to the chapel (not open) and coast guard station.
Written November 1, 2023
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Sandygranny
Sandy, UK966 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
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, grassy peninsula connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. It was once a fort with a protective ditch and rampart between the harbour and Porthmeor Beach.

We managed to walk up to the Coastguard Lookout House, which is run entirely by volunteers. It was well worth the effort because the views from the top were spectacular. We were very impressed by this worthwhile service and made a contribution before we left.

The tiny St Nicholas Chapel dates back to the fifteenth century and was used by Preventative Men in the days of smuggling.

In the olden days a fire, called a Pharos, would be lit at night on The Island to warn ships of danger and guide them safely to the harbour. Even with this fire, disaster was commonplace, and the remains of one wreck, the SS Alba, can still be seen at low tide.
Written June 18, 2019
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chammp
Modbury, UK1,383 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012
Worth wandering around here, about 15 minutes from the town centre. This 'island' is really just a spur of land heading out to sea, separating the Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches. As such it presents good views over both beaches and further along the coast.
Written February 19, 2012
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IAN D
Wigan, UK19,616 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
I enjoyed my early morning walk onto the island. Just the coastguard and myself on the island. Great to walk round and take in the views of the town and surrounding coastline
Written June 13, 2022
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PJaneS
Bath, UK419 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Worth climbing up to the (very restored) chapel on the Island (which used to be but isn't any longer) to see the view up and down the coastline and across the beaches at St Ives. On a windswept day it was difficult to stand up but great fun!
Written October 6, 2020
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Peter Z
London, UK972 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
When you walk down the high street in St Ives, you come to what was an island. Lovely place for a walk with great views, a lookout station and an ancient chapel (which was unfortunately closed for renovations). There is a path, with some steep steps at the lookout station end, that goes right round the island and takes you back into town. There a plenty of benches so you can just enjoy the views and the sound of the sea.
Written September 12, 2020
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JC-the-organiser
London, UK532 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Walked up from Porthgwidden beach. The chapel is closed at the moment. Worth visiting just for the views of St Ive’s. You can also see Porthmeor beach. Plenty of beaches along the route to the top.
Written July 8, 2020
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Lauren B
London, UK94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
We were staying at a holiday cottage not far from the island, so walked regularly to the summit and looked out at the sea. It gets windy, especially in March, but the view is amazing in all directions, you can see both beaches and the coastal walks. Very romantic at sunset.
Written September 19, 2018
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