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By the Beach is a comfortable apartment just a stone's throw from Porthmeor beach and a very short walk from the centre of St Ives with all of its shops, restaurants, galleries and ice-cream parlours! Turn left from your front door, immediately left again, and feel the sand between your toes or keep an eye on the sea's mood from your kitchen window; your hardest choice of the day will be to surf or not to surf! By the Beach makes a great escape for families and friends to enjoy and entertain, at any time of year. St Ives has plenty do and see, for all the family and there is even more to explore further afield.
three steps into the property, leading to:
gas hob and electric oven, fridge with ice box, washer/dryer, dining table and chairs, window with sea views.
two leather sofas, nest of tables, decorative fire place, TV/DVD.
bath with shower over, WC, basin, wetsuit hanging hooks over bath.
gas central heating, pretty little forecourt with seating, WiFi, Only one dog allowed, short breaks available.
Mrs Reeves July 2020
Good location and well utilised property.
Mrs McDonald September 2019
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The Tate is a must; something everyone should visit at least once, or simply relax and enjoy the view from one of our many self-catering beach-front apartments. Most of the town and all it has to offer is a level walk from Porthmeor, making it many of our guests' first choice of location. Many Porthmeor properties offer parking and most have superb beach views and balconies.
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Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.
4th February 2020
Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.
10th - 12th May 2020
For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!
Dates TBC August 2020
A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!
8th August 2020
Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.
14th - 28th September 2020
Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea.
31st December 2020
Find out more about New Year's Eve in St Ives here>
We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.
Mrs Reeves 2 weeks ago
Good location and well utilised property.
Mrs McDonald Sep 2019
My friend and I stayed at By the Beach for a wonderful week in September. The tiny flat was cosy, comfortable and in a fantastic position with easy access to a local shop and all the facilities.
Mrs Hinton Sep 2019
We found By The Beach beautifully clean and welcoming with some lovely artistic flourishes and features. It was comfortable and had all that we might possibly need. The location, so near to the beach, could not be bettered. We had a wonderful holiday in this fabulous property, thank you!
Mrs Waters Aug 2019
Great location. Good facilities. Suggest extractor fan fitted in bathroom to help ventilate this small space.
Mrs Davidson Jul 2019
Very close to the beach
Miss Leonard Jul 2019
An excellent holiday in charming accommodation - very helpful and friendly staff at Aspect.
Mr Jack Jul 2019
Lovely comfortable flat, although small. The beach is just round the corner which is brilliant.
Mrs Town Mar 2019
If you're looking for a beach location, choose by the beach! Couldn't ask for anything more!
Mrs Ross Feb 2019
Close to the beach however only a glimpse of the sea can be seen through the windows and between buildings to the rear. So a view of the sea rather than a sea view. Flat is generally excellent and dog friendly. A lovely welcome pack of tea, scones, clotted cream, jam, coffee, sugar and milk.
Mr Hunt Oct 2018
Reply from Aspects Holidays
Thanks for your comments. Glad to hear that you liked it there, and enjoyed its fantastic location, with Porthmeor beach quite literally just around the corner! Whilst you can see the sea through the kitchen window; it is a glimpse between a couple of buildings, so we have amended the description to make that a little clearer. Thank you again for your comments, and hope to see you back soon! Tanya, Customer Services
Excellent all round will definatley be back.. Well equipped house. Lovely welcome pack..
Mr Jones Sep 2018
An enjoyable stay in this perfectly-named property, that has some great features to recommend it.
Mr Bailey Apr 2018
Wonderful location! A very relaxing part of St Ives with the beach beach literally in your doorstep. We would definitely recommend!
Mrs Rowland-Hill Apr 2018
Great location. A comfy little flat but no parking - so you need to use town parking which is close by - but almost always full.
Mr Creek Sep 2017
Well located and easy for everything you need for a fab time in St Ives!
Mrs Batchelor Jan 2017
A perfect holiday apartment that feels more like a cottage. Beautifully appointed, gorgeously comfortable and the beach just around the corner, it's a lovely place for a relaxing family holiday. We loved it and will definitely be back!
Mrs White May 2016
By The Beach is the perfect location for having a beach literally on your doorstep. You can pop back with the kids if they need the loo or if you want to grab a BBQ or a flask of tea. Lovely little touch of having the flask mugs. You may not be facing the beach directly but that doesn't matter because you're in the quiet little quaint street right next to it. You don't have to drive anywhere either because you have the whole of St Ives on your doorstep. And because of the location, you come across some great spots to eat. There's a super corner shop with just about everything you need, and I mean everything. Porthmeor beach is beautiful and so is the point where you can walk up and watch the sunset of an evening. Being a dog friendly property meant that myself, my husband, our 5 year old daughter and our mini sausage dog, could relax and have one of the best holidays ever. Thanks Aspect. It was a random lucky find but we'll be most definitely booking with you again.
Mrs Johnson Aug 2015
We have had a most awesome time staying in By The Beach. The apartment has everything anybody could possibly need for a relaxing break. By the beach is quite literally the perfect name for the apartment. Lying in bed listening to the sea was the perfect tonic .
Ms Jewell Oct 2014