St Ives from above

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A drone's eye view of St Ives taken off Porthgwidden Beach. To the right is the Island - which isn't really an island.

From this viewpoint around 250 feet in the air you can make out five of St Ives' six or seven beaches. As mentioned Porthgwidden is straight ahead, with Bamaluz Beach just to the left. Beyond the pier is a big expanse of sand which makes up the Harbour Beach and Lambeth Walk beach at low tide. Over the headland and facing west is Porthmeor Beach, St Ives' surfing beach which is much more exposed to the Atlantic swells than the other beaches.

The view also shows how quickly St Ives town gives way to the West Penwith moors with Rosewall Hill dominating the backdrop.

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