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Smeaton's Pier Apartment
The Wharf, St Ives

£711 - £1974 per week

Perched directly above Bamaluz beach at the very end of the Wharf, this second floor apartment enjoys what must be amongst the very best unbroken views of St Ives Bay. With views also to Godrevy Lighthouse, what better place to sit and watch boats coming and going from the harbour or observe pods of dolphins during their regular visits to the bay - particularly memorable with the stunning backdrop of a Cornish sunrise. Smeaton's Pier Apartment offers guests attractive, comfortable accommodation with the added benefit of an allocated parking space.

Regrettably, due to its position on the second floor and unguarded windows, this property is not suitable for children under twelve.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



communal with two flights of stairs leading to the apartment. Private hallway with doors leading to all three rooms:

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

sofa and two armchairs, TV/DVD, dining table with chairs, large bay window with views of the entire bay, electric oven and gas hob, fridge with freezer compartment, washer/dryer, Dolce Gusto pod coffee machine,

Bedroom 1

double bed, TV, views of the harbour and Quay Street, en suite shower room with WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, TV, views of the bay, en suite shower room with WC, basin.

Additional information

gas central heating, allocated parking for one small to medium size car just moments away, with regret no children under 12, No children under 12, WiFi.


We have stayed in this apartment many times both with our 2 children when they were living at home and now on our own as a couple. It's well equipped. The views are amazing - probably the best in St Ives. It's cool in Summer and cozy in the colder months. Never disappoints.

November 2023

Location/view is brilliant, we saw seals and dolphins in the bay from the apartment windows. The kitchen is well equipped, the welcome items added a nice touch. The beds are comfortable. Parking spot was very handy.

October 2023

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Holidays at The Wharf

Many of our cottages at The Wharf overlook the working harbour of St Ives. Here you'll find fishing boats, a gorgeous sandy beach and in the summer season you can take advantage of the boat trips on offer. Home to The RNLI, The St Ives Lifeboat Station is close by and is a popular attraction with tourists.

The Wharf, otherwise known as St Ives harbour, is a hive of activity throughout the year. With a continual hustle and bustle on the water and along the harbour front, there is always plenty to do and see while self catering at the Wharf, even at the quieter times of the year.  It’s an ever changing scene so perfect for those artists among you. Don’t forget about the very sheltered, sandy Harbour Beach, a perfect sun-trap in the heart of town and a great place to find seaglass and sea pottery! As night falls at the end of another perfect day, St Ives comes alive with a selection of bars, restaurants and cafés to suit every pocket and every taste in a truly cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Top tip

Be careful of the seagulls when eating at The Wharf.

Things to do on The Wharf

Boat Trips

Why not enjoy the scenery by boat and explore the coastline with an excursion with St Ives Boat Trips. Fishing trips are available for those looking for a bit of adventure, or for a more relaxing experience, a visit to seal island lets you see seals basking on the rocks at certain times of year. 

Eating and Drinking

The Wharf is home to a wide selection of restaurants and cafes, serving up fresh fish and chips to gourmet burgers, with something to suit everyone. Enjoy an ice cream or Cornish pasty and watch the world go by on the harbour front, but remember to keep your wits about you; seagulls in St Ives are renowned for swooping in and stealing food right from your hands!

Smeaton's Pier

From here you'll get a stunning view of the harbour, and an up close view of the crystal clear waters. At the entrance to the pier you'll find St Leonard's Chapel; originally dedicated for local fisherman, it is now a museum and memorial for the fisherman of St Ives.

Lifeboat station

Home to the new £1.5 million lifeboat, the RNLI lifeboat station is a popular attraction for visitors to St Ives. The gift shop next door sells souvenirs where all profits go towards helping to save lives at sea. 

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.

Views spectacular in this very small apartment but a bit dated

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed Smeaton's Pier Apartment and the picturesque views it has of St Ives Bay. We aim to offer a wide range of properties that we hope will meet the different budgets, differing requirements and individual tastes. After such a long, busy season the apartment may just be due a re-fresh to some areas, so please rest assured that your feedback, and comments from our inspection will all be passed on to the property owners. Thank you for your helpful comments and we hope to see you back soon. Phoebe, Customer Services.

We have stayed in this apartment many times both with our 2 children when they were living at home and now on our own as a couple. It's well equipped. The views are amazing - probably the best in St Ives. It's cool in Summer and cozy in the colder months. Never disappoints.

Location/view is brilliant, we saw seals and dolphins in the bay from the apartment windows. The kitchen is well equipped, the welcome items added a nice touch. The beds are comfortable. Parking spot was very handy.

Always loved St. Ives, been visiting for the last 65 years or so. The vast majority of people you meet there are lovely, and that includes the Aspects girls. Actually in their case make that vast majority 100%.

Cosy apartment with a fabulous view. This was our second visit to Smeatons Pier Apartment this year and it did not disappoint. Everything you need for a great holiday including a very comfy double bed ! The parking space is an absolute bonus. We hope to return again next year!

We had another really good stay at Smeaton's Pier. The location and views are fantastic and everything is close at hand. The car parking space is a real bonus. I'm sure we'll be back again!

Fabulous location with amazing sea/beach views and the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks below! The apartment is nicely furnished and the kitchen area is equipped with everything you could possibly need. Very clean & tidy with a very comfortable double bed. The living area is very ‘cosy’ but as the weather was so good we were out & about most of the day. Close to beaches and restaurants but still a fairly quiet location. Parking space an absolute bonus! We had a lovely holiday and would definitely book again.

Amazing holiday at Smeatons Pier apartment in St Ives. Fabulous location and views. Highly recommend. Already booked next years stay!

...and another wonderful week in St Ives in late March. Smeaton's Pier Apartment is an ideal location just off the harbour perched over Bamaluz beach with stunning views across the bay and harbour.

Ideal (and rare) parking space...maybe a little tight getting to and into the space for the uninitiated but no trouble for us.

Close to all that St Ives has to offer. Don't be fooled with the quiet feeling of St Ives the town.

We have stayed in this and adjacent apartments on many occasions without any issues...just great vacation memories...thoroughly recommend.

We always enjoy our holidays in St.Ives.

Smeaton's Pier Apartment must have one of the most amazing views in the whole of St Ives, I never want to leave it when we stay there. We have also stayed in the Penthouse Apartment which is equally lovely but the extra flight of stairs is more tricky for us as you get older !

Fantastic location , very comfortable and well equipped also best view in St Ives . Parking a real bonus .

Beautiful comfortable clean apartment catering for all our needs,with amazing views onto the beach and pier. Parking was an added bonus being so close, but would recommend usage for small cars only as it is a tight space. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!!!!

There can be few better views in Cornwall than those offered from this cosy apartment. It was so wonderful to watch seals and the beautiful swirling ocean down below. It is nicely furnished and comfortable with everything you need for your stay and so well located for beach, shops and restaurants, whilst having a nearby parking space is a real bonus. A great place for our family of four who enjoyed a fabulous holiday here. The only slight negative is finding somewhere to hang wetsuits but overall we strongly recommend the apartment.

Had another amazing holiday at Smeatons pier apartment for the third year running. Love the place with it’s stunning views and fantastic location. Parking space around the corner is a real bonus too. Will miss the place next year as have had to book alternative accommodation that is more affordable, as prices have increased considerably.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are sorry to hear that you will not be returning. Most properties will see a small increase each year, with this property generally seeing an increase of between £10-40 each week. There are however many weeks where the price is staying the same, such as over the summer holidays. The first 2 weeks and the Christmas week are the only weeks where the prices have been increased this year, for this property, so we could certainly assist you in searching for weeks that are a comparable price to what you have paid this year, if you would still be interested in returning. Tanya, Customer Services

Great apartment, we were also blessed with fabulous weather, looking out at the sandy beach and turquoise sea felt like being in the med! We like St Ives but it can get very busy, the property is well located within a quiet part of town. The car parking space is also great but as mentioned by other guests is a little stressful to manoeuvre into. This our third time booking through Aspect, their service is always excellent.

Excelent Location with very good equipment and facilities. Just starting to look a little tired.

This is a great apartment, very conveniently situated, with a stunning view over the bay especially if you can be up for sunrise!

Aspects provide an excellent freindly helpful service and have super properties.

This is a super apartment with fab views of the sea from all rooms. It’s bright, light, modern and clean. Great location, at the heart of the town.

Be aware that the living/room kitchen are on the small side, if there are four of you.

Aspects is now the best agency in town and we had really good service from Louise and Paige in the office, which is based right on the harbour so you can pop in if needs be.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad that you liked it here and thanks for the lovely comments. The living/dining/kitchen area isn't as big as you will find in some of the larger properties or those a little further out of town but has everything that you should need for a party of 4 and provides you with some of the most spectacular views that you will find in the town. We are glad that you enjoyed it and hopefully we will see you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Great location with rare parking (parking is tight if you are in a big car). The apartment is in a quiet location with wonderful views. Two flights of stairs up to be taken into account for anyone with mobility issues. We would certainly not hesitate to stay here again and if there is a large family party there are three accommodations at this location which could be used with plenty of people booking.

Absolutely beautiful apartment - we have stayed several times. It is spacious, extremely light and has THE BEST view in the whole of St Ives. Both bedrooms en-suite which is lovely. Situated at Smeatons Pier, it is peaceful, no noise from holiday-makers out in the town at night and all you can hear is the sound of the waves. Great to have covered (ie seagull-proof!) parking in the centre of St Ives although it takes courage due to the narrow lanes - if you have a choice of cars, bring the smallest you can fit everything in to make life easier for yourself!

Excellent location with just fabulous views. Adequate internet but maybe unsuitable for more than one person on line. Parking would be tight for some with a large car but a major positive and a key reason why we stay at these apartments. Two x bathrooms a bonus if both bedrooms are used. Two flights of stairs - not unusual in a St Ives apartment!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback. The wifi is not usually a problem here, so we assume that there may have been a temporary issue with the supplier that week. We will monitor this though and follow up with the owner if it happens again. Thanks for letting us know. The parking is only suitable for a small to medium car, so we try to make this clear on the website and hope that this was what you had expected. It is certainly a huge bonus to have this facility in St Ives, with parking being in such high demand here. We are glad that you found it useful and enjoyed your stay. Tanya, Customer Services

Amazing location, clean and well equipped. We would definitely stay here again. Parking a few steps away, which makes unpacking the car easier. Fabulous watching dolphins and the seals each day from the window.

The holiday starts when you arrive at the apartment and open the windows to overlook the beach and see over to Godrevy and Hayle. The sound of the waves and seeing sunrise early in the morning is a huge plus. Rooms are equipped with everything you need. Great location with bars/restaurants all close by. Welcome pack was also very good and Aspects were very helpful to help us check in with ease. ?? Highly recommend.

Fabulous place stay. The view wonderful. We keep returning so must be great.

This apartment is beautiful right on the beach. Everything you need is in there, the beds are so comfortable. It's great that it has 2 little bathrooms. I cant wait to go back

Excellent property.

Our second year running at this delightful property. The view as you walk in is absolutely breathtaking. The location is fantastic with a parking space a few steps away ( which in St Ives is a must). Can’t wait to return soon.

Lovely apartment that is small but perfectly formed. Fantastic location with amazing views out over Bamaluz beach & then over to Porthminster & Carbis Bay. We could happily spend hours sitting at the windows watching boats go out & youngsters jumping off the pier into the sea. The apartment is really clean & the parking space is a bonus which we managed to fit our long saloon car in to. Great stay!

Staying at Smeaton’s Apartment is a wonderful experience as you are right near the sea, so you go to sleep at night listening to the waves crashing on the rocks and in the morning the seagull wake you with their screeching and knocking on the window. If you are lucky their is a baby seagull to watch taking its first steps up the roof. The rooms are light and airy, with modern furniture and fittings. Only downside is that the en-suites are tiny but still tastefully tiled and fitted with shower, toilet and small wash hand basin. Beds are very comfy and welcome after a hard day enjoying yourself on the beach or cliff tops. Hope to come back again soon.

PERFECT for able bodied adults - not suitable for kids or dogs. Fantastic to have a parking space 20 yes away. Comfy, well equipped with beautiful views.

Aspects has a great selection of properties with easy search functions to find the place you want to rent. You know the properties they let will always be of a good standard and that you will get a friendly, welcoming and helpful reception at their offices.

Wonderful apartment. Superb views. Very comfortable & clean. Such a relaxing holiday to sit & watch the sea & so close to town to visit the lovely shops & restaurants. Parking nearby is a real bonus. Our 2nd visit & certainly won’t be the last.

Everything about the holiday was excellent.The views from the property are amasing and we have booked again next year.

A lovely apartment in a great position. Close to the shops and with the benefit of a parking spot around the corner.

Great property with all necessary equipment for self catering holiday .Marvellous view and very comfortable.

Lovely clean and well appointed apartment with great views both front and back. Large bedrooms and two bathrooms. Steps to property but only one flight and a dedicated parking space only a couple of yards away which is a rarity in St. Ives. Would recommend for adults due to height of property at the rear overlooking sea and large opening windows but it was fabulous for us!

A great location - the sea right outside your window. Excellent place for getting out & about along the coastal path & a fabulous choice of local St Ives beaches.

We had a lovely time staying at Smeaton’s pier apartment. Fantastically positioned, Very close to the hub of the town however very quiet in the evenings. The apartment was spotlessly clean which is very important to us. We have never been disappointed with Aspects holidays. The high quality accommodation is the reason why we would never risk to book up with any of the holiday company.

We absolutely loved staying in Smeaton's Pier Apartment close to all amenities and beaches yet a quiet location. Loved watching the sunrise over the sea and spotting the seal in the cove below. The apartment was so clean, comfortable and homely. The only thing I didn't like was having to leave.

Wow,What a view! Pictures didn't do it justice. A fantastic location and a lovely little apartment with breathtaking views. Had an amazing week with all facilities right on the doorstep. Have already booked again for next year.

Great apartment in a fantastic location with the best views across the bay. The apartment has all you need for a very comfortable break. A lovely stay in our favourite place.

Excellent position and car parking. Bathrooms too small.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thanks for your feedback; we're glad you liked Smeaton's Pier Apartment. The bathrooms, whilst having everything in them that you should need, are quite small in this particular property, which we completely appreciate may not suit everyone, so we try to show this as clearly as we can within the website photos. We hope that you agree that the absolutely amazing location and stunning views, well and truly make up for the bathroom size though. Thanks again, and we hope to see you back here in St Ives soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Smeatons apartment has everything you need for a lovely holiday with fantastic views

Had an amazing New Year holiday at Smeatons Pier Apartment. Lovely views and well equipped. Very clean and well thought out.

A very comfortable Apartment, very clean and well decorated. A loverly place to have a complete rest for a week.

Smeaton's Pier Apartment is a lovely property just up from Smeaton's Pier.

The property was very clean and pleasantly decorated with all the appliances you would need for a self-catering holiday. The on-suite toilet/shower rooms are a little on the small side but this didn't cause us any problems.

The view from the bay window is fantastic looking out over Bamaluz beach towards Godrevy Lighthouse.

I would highly recommend this property.

Smeatons apartment excellent . Love the location. Apartment very comfortable.

This is such a fabulous, relaxing place to stay. The views out to sea are wonderful, and yet you're only a few moments from the town, nice places to eat, art at the Tate, unusual shops, and beautiful coastal walks. Perfect!


A really nice apartment in a perfect location. You almost don't need to leave. The sea view is idyllic and gives a real sense of being by the sea at all times even when the wind is blowing or the night has rolled in.

Great access to everything and you cant get a better location.

Our best holiday rental so far, amazing rental property in a excellent location thanks to aspect holidays hopefully book again next year . * five star.

The apartment was a great place to stay, being very close to the harbour, and having a magnificent view out to sea. Light and airy accommodation in good condition.

Smeaton's Pier Apartment is so cosy and the views over the sea are superb. We love it! The Aspects holiday team are so helpful and will always go the extra mile to make sure you have a brilliant holiday.

This was our second visit to the apartment. We love the location and amazing views.

The Apartments are well equipped. Beds are warm and comfortable. In a town where Car Parking is a constant problem, the allocated Parking space is just around the corner from the apartment and is very welcome. The View is wonderful and it is almost impossible not to find yourself settling back in your chair and losing an hour or two gazing out at the Sea, the Sky, The Gulls, The Surfers, The Seals and, if lucky, the Dolphins. It's a magical little place in a magical little place.

The apartment is in a brilliant location with stunning views.

Excellent location, clean and comfortable and priced very reasonably. We will be coming back.

"We love the view from the window over the Atlantic Ocean- we saw dolphins and seals! The flat is very cosy, clean, and well appointed." Jilly and Simon

The most amazing views Beautifully light, airy and clean apartment with covered (ie, seagull-proof) parking - what more could you want? Probably (lost count) our 5th stay in this apartment - I expect that says it all!

Had a fabulous relaxing week with beautiful views and an excellent location.... We'll be back!

It was a privilege to stay in this beautiful apartment. The views are sensational and seal watching easy sitting in the armchairs in the lounge overlooking Bamaluz Beach. Also the location in relation to the other beaches, Tate, restaurants is great.

A superb apartment in a great location. An amazing view!

Had the most fabulous holiday at Smeatons Pier Apartment. The view was spectacular and it is something that I will never forget. I would highly recommend the apartment.

Always a wonderful holiday here with the level of service from Aspects and the immaculate preparation of the flat much appreciated.

Fabulous views from the apartment for both lounge/diner and bedroom. so lovely to be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves below and then to hear the sea to wake you in the morning. had great fun watching all the dogs playing on the beach below

Really lovely apartment with amazing views!

Excellent location.