Saint Ives Bay

St Ives Bay is a bay on the Atlantic coast of north-west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is in the form of a shallow crescent, some 4 miles or 6 km across, between St Ives in the west and Godrevy Head in the east. St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. The town lies north of Penzance and west of Camborne on the coast of the Celtic Sea. In former times it was commercially dependent on fishing. St Ives Bay is a crescent-shaped expanse stretching for 6 miles from the Island, near the centre of town, around to to Godrevy Head and the world-famous Godrevy lighthouse, inspiration for the Virginia Woolf novel, To The Lighthouse. The River Hayle flows into St Ives Bay from the south via a broad tidal estuary, a popular place for birdwatching.


Cornwall Multi-Entry Multi-Directional Visitors Guide © Simon Newbound

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