'Got absolutely drenched making this,' says the author of this rather therapeutic slowmo clip.
We are very excited at Porthminster Beach to be hosting this year's St Ives Food and Drink Festival, taking place 18th and 19th May. Now in it's fourth year, the festival is a fantastic celebration of St Ives' unique location - a true mecca for local and seasonal food from both sea and land, as well as home to many passionate food personalities.
Did you know that the best surf spot in St Ives and ‘The Boiler’ – a barrelling right hand wave, at the eastern end of Porthmeor beach is created from a shipwreck?
On the 31st January 1938 – 75 years ago to this day – the cargo ship SS Alba, a 3700 ton steamer carrying coal from Wales to Italy, headed straight into Porthmeor beach instead of the town. 23 of the crew were rescued off the Alba onto a lifeboat, only for the lifeboat to capsize and crash into rocks, tragically losing 5 of the Alba crew members.
The shipwreck – mainly the boilers and the bow can still be seen on the lowest tides of the year at Porthmeor beach. It is the boilers that remain in the sand that create the famous wave for surfers.
We’ve still got availability for February for those that are looking for a peaceful Valentines getaway. A bottle of wine will be waiting for you on arrival to help you relax and settle in. Why not book dinner at the award winning Portminster Beach restaurant too? It’s just a few minutes walking distance from Room with a View, St Ives.
It was a wonderful end to 2012 when, just as our annual closure kicked in early this month, Porthminster came away with the award for 'Best Cafe' at the Food Mag Readers Awards.
The team at Porthminster were over the moon to hear that readers of the magazine, which covers the whole of the South West, picked the beach cafe out in such a strong category.