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Dozens of galleries are dotted amongst the St Ives streets, with a good variety of both contemporary pieces and works that date back to the early 1900s. The galleries are complimented by a couple of interesting museums, whilst further culture can be found by watching a production at the Minack Theatre, the unique setting for some fantastic outdoor plays. The northern side of St Ives, however, is dominated by one obvious attraction, the wide expanse of Porthmeor Beach. Surprisingly for a town beach, the water quality is excellent and it is a popular spot for surfing, with board rental nearby. Also on the doorstep are Porthminister Beach and the golden sands along St Ives Bay, favourites for sunbathing and swimming. For those with the energy, it's well worth taking a stroll along the coastal trails, offering the best views of the beautiful landscape.

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