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ACCOMODATION AND CAMPING IS NOW OPEN. OUR POOL WILL OPEN ON 25TH OF JULY. BARS ARE OPEN AS PER GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES. THERE IS NO BINGO OR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. THE BAY BISTRO WILL SERVE FOOD IN DISPOSABLE CONTAINERS ONLY. FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED HERE AS THINGS CHANGE. All holidays and all monies paid (except cancellation cover) are transferable to other dates this season or in 2021. For cancellations please refer to booking conditions. If you wish to contact us regarding your booking please email enquiries@stivesbay.co.uk. Please quote your booking reference. We urge everyone to help by maintaining the 2m space where possible. BALANCE DUE DATES FOR HOLIDAYS BOOKED ARE : for 1st - 14th August due by 8th July, for 15th - 28th August due by 8th July, for 29th August to 18th Sept due by 15th July. We look forward to welcoming everyone again. We urge everyone to help by maintaining the 2m space where possible. Best wishes from all at St Ives bay 24th June 2020.

Carn Brea

Overlooking both Camborne and Redruth and reaching up to 738 feet above sea level is Carn Brea. The carn can be seen from most high ground in Cornwall and the monument on top easily picked out. Conversely the view from the top of the Carn takes in both coasts and a good deal of the Camborne/Redruth conurbation.

What is not apparent from any distance is the size of the monument. You could be forgiven for assuming it was a simple standing stone whereas in fact it is a 90 foot high granite obelisk. The huge hexagonal column was erected in 1836 in memory of Francis Bassett, Lord de Dunstaville. The interior of the monument can be accessed by a door and is hollow with a staircase leading up to a viewing platform (allegedly – I didn’t see the stairs but there is no lighting so maybe take a torch!?).

The Bassetts where the most important mining family in the area and had lived in Tehidy for over 700 years. Francis Bassett was however the first to be elevated to the nobility due to his efforts to raise an army of miners to defend the port of Plymouth from the combined Spanish and French fleets.

Another legacy of the Bassett family is Carn Brea Castle. It is suggested that it started out as an Elizabethan hunting lodge – the current form is a Victorian folly and is now a restaurant.


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