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Wharf Watch - Morwenstow 8
Porthminster, St Ives

£824 - £2160 per week

Wharf Watch offers you relaxed and unique accommodation in an unrivalled position in the heart of the bay. Located just five minutes from Porthminster beach, Morwenstow apartments offer breathtaking views to Godrevy Lighthouse and beyond. This upper garden level apartment is spacious so you'll have plenty of room to enjoy your family time together.

When the kids are tucked up in bed or watching a film on their own Smart TV you can claim the evening for yourselves whilst you relax on the balcony with a glass of wine, watching the beautiful views. The kitchen is kitted out to a high specification but if you choose to escape the cooking completely you can enjoy the best local cafe bars and restaurants - you'll be absolutely spoilt for choice! With each apartment having their own parking space within a secure gated area, you can come and go as you please. No need to get in the car for St Ives town though as it's a pleasant 10 minute walk to the shops and restaurants or the water's edge of Porthminster beach. A path leading from the landscaped gardens winds its way onto the coastal path where you can reach either St Ives or Carbis Bay within a very enjoyable half an hour. Either way, you end up on a beach of fine sand and calm waters where normally the young or old amongst you can swim, paddle or partake in some gentle water sports. For the livelier, Porthmeor beach is on the other side of the town where the waves are some of the best to learn to surf or perfect your style.


from the parking space through the right-hand side of the complex, down the communal stairs to lower ground floor into the apartment. Hallway with doors leading to:


large L-shaped sofa, knitted footstool, Smart TV, Bose iPod dock, dining table with four chairs, patio doors leading to private balcony with outside furniture, stunning view. Kitchen with Miele integrated appliances: dishwasher, washer/dryer, electric oven and hob, combination oven microwave, fridge/freezer. Dualit accessories and wine cooler.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, Juliet balcony, sea views, en suite with shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

spacious, twin beds, sofa, desk, Smart TV.

Family bathroom

automatic lighting on entry, double ended bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Additional information

lift access, underfloor heating throughout, not suitable for wheelchairs, secure intercom entry system, secure gated parking for one car, shared landscaped gardens with path leading to coastal footpath, WiFi, short breaks available.


We have now stayed in several of the apartments at Morwenstow and like the moderm contemporary design. The excellent quality appliances are also an added bonus as are the wonderful sea views. Special thanks to Debbie who is always welcoming and very helpful.

May 2022

Fantastic view, ideal base for walking to town and beach. Lovely Apartment hope to return next year

April 2022

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Holidays in Porthminster

We have many apartments overlooking the bay, many of which have parking. However, with the branch line train and bus stations just a couple of minutes’ walk away, Porthminster could be the ideal location for your self-catering holiday, whatever mode of transport you choose to arrive by.

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Local events

New Year's Eve in St Ives

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 2022

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

6th February 2023

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

13th - 15th May 2021

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St Ives September Festival

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.

10th - 24th September 2022

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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What our guests say...

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.

We have now stayed in several of the apartments at Morwenstow and like the moderm contemporary design. The excellent quality appliances are also an added bonus as are the wonderful sea views. Special thanks to Debbie who is always welcoming and very helpful.

Fantastic view, ideal base for walking to town and beach. Lovely Apartment hope to return next year

Wharf Watch is a well managed and equipped apartment with a fantastic view over the harbour and bay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and hope to return next year.

Excellent apartment great location with stunning views

Excellent property set above porthminster beach with easy access to St Ives or Carbis bay. Very well equipped. Spectacular views.

Wonderful as ever, stayed before, cannot wait to come back next year, outstanding in every way. Debbie the housekeeper is a real asset to the company, nothing is too much trouble.

This apartment is stunning, well appointed in an amazing location, bi-fold doors from the living area to the balcony are a great feature. The view from the balcony across to St Ives harbour is breathtaking. The added bonus of secure parking is great and just takes all that hassle of finding a parking space away. The apartment is a reasonable walk above Portminster beach, taking approximately 10 minutes down a steep path to reach. It is a lovely secluded position away from the hustle and bustle of the town, perfect for relaxing in the evening.

A lovely and spacious luxury apartment with everything you would need for a relaxing break. Well located for an easy walk into St Ives and gives direct access to the Coastal Path, which we took to Carbis Bay, Lelant and Zennor

Stayed at Wharf Watch for a week whilst walking this section of the SWCP. Great place to stay if you want a bit of luxury and enjoy a modern aspect. After a tough day out on long sections of the path this is exactly what we wanted! Big comfy sofa, smart tv, soft beds; perfect! Immaculately clean thanks to Debbie! Short walk down to Porthminster beach for swimming and then an Aperol Spritz at the beach bar. Life’s good! Aspects were a really easy company to deal with, responded quickly to emails, easy to book and all on line so no reams of paperwork. Will definitely use Aspects again. Thanks for a great holiday!

Spotless, comfortable apartment with a fabulous view. We've stayed in Morwenstow apartments several times and it is really great for access to Porthminster and St Ives!

Amazing view, beautiful apartment, spotless

Wharf Watch was a wonderful place to stay, fabulous views, spotless apartment.

Wonderful apartment, excellent location, beautiful sea views, cleanliness exceptional, everything you could want a real home from home, would recommend. Debbie the housekeeper could not do enough, a real asset.

A stunning apartment in a fantastic location, with brilliant views over St Ives. Perfect for exploring the town & only a 5 min walk to the beach.

We will defiantly be returning in the future.

Beautiful apartment. Very clean and spacious. We enjoyed the view and ease of walk down to the beach

Wharf Watch Morwenstow is a superb property, it has fantastic views of St Ives and Hayle beaches. It is modern and very comfortable. Debbie, the housekeeper’s attention to detail surpasses any properties we have stayed in before in St Ives. Thank you.

Super place to stay just outside St Ives but within walking distance. Gorgeous views of the harbour and bay and a stylish, modern and warm apartment. Loved it!

The best we have stayed at over many years holidaying in St Ives.

It was a beautiful, fabulously decorated spacious apartment. Great to having parking. Perfect views. Lovely welcome pack. It was a great base for us to have for St Ives as we love walking.

Highly recommend this stunning apartment. We stayed with our 2 young children and loved the large kids bedroom and that we could walk to at least 5 beautiful beaches from the door. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in St.Ives.

The standard of presentation was excellent, location and views were perfect and the arrangements through Aspects was very professional. We really had a great time and were sorry to have to leave. Would certainly recommend the apartments and will probably be back soon.

Fantastic property in a perfect location. We would definitely recommend to others and visit again.

Wharf Watch is an amazing property with beautiful views of St Ives from the balcony. Immaculately clean. A home from home.

Immaculate, stylish and spacious modern appartment with fantastic views of St Ives and a stones throw from the beach.

fantastic modern spotless well equipped apartment, with the most beautiful views. private parking is also a great bonus.. cannot recommend enough

Immaculate, pristine, gorgeous apartments. Plenty of room for four, very well equipped, perfect location - at least as good in reality as on website. Pleasantly surprised as more roomy than had thought would be. Great!

Wonderful stay here! Truly amazing views and easily walkable to Porthminster and Carbis Bay beaches. A gorgeous apartment but could do with better soundproofing. Very useful to have dedicated secure car parking on the doorstep.

A beautiful apartment in a perfect location this will give you everything you need for your stay in St Ives. I will definitely come back!