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St. Ives Harbour

St. Ives Harbour

Along with other Cornish fishing villages, the fishing industry in St. Ives has declined, though a small business still exists, with family fishermen fishing from small boats.

The harbour houses the lifeboat station which operates along the north coast.

Over the course of itís history the St. Ives lifeboat crew have saved over 1000 lives.

The harbour was extended in the late 19th century, the three arches in the pier were constructed to allow sand be flushed out of the harbour by the changing tides.

As the tide goes out it leaves a fine sandy beach right along the waterfront. On its return the the beach becomes a narrow strip.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : St Ives Cornwall St Ives Lifeboat

Waterfront

Waterfront

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the waterfront, perhaps pop into some of the art or crafts shops or while away the time in one of the many coffee shops.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : St Ives Cornwall St Ives Lifeboa

Porthmeor Beach

Porthmeor Beach

Stroll around the headland known locally as the Islandat the back of the town following the S.W. Coastal Path and onto Porthmeor Beach.

This beach with it's westerly aspect provides good surfing conditions throughout the year. The coastal path continues west beyond the beach.

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Copyright Moving Postcards Aug 22 2016

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