St Ives was a busy fishing port but fishing has declined over time. It is now a very popular tourist resort and has an excellent reputation as a centre for art.
There are a choice of beaches including Porthgwidden Beach, Porthminster Beach, the Harbour beach and Polmeor Beach. All beaches are lovely sandy beaches and popular with families.
The RNLI have stationed a lifeboat at St Ives since 1840. The pier shown above is called Smeaton’s Pier and helps to protect the harbour.
Porthmeor Beach is on the west side of St Ives and is overlooked by the Tate Gallery.
It is a lovely sandy beach and is probably the best beach for surfing in St Ives.
Carbis Bay is adjacent to St Ives.
Carbis Bay has a lovely long sandy beach that is very popular with families.
Sea Fishing in St Ives
St Ives is a good area for bass and flatfish. On the high tide try spinning for mackerel.
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