But yes, our world leaders are to gather in Carbis Bay St Ives this coming June (11th-13) for the
World G7 Summit to discuss Global issues, World debt as well as Climate changes. It's also likely to be
President Elect Biden's first visit to our shores as President. And doubtless it will be a much friendlier
gathering without the presence of a certain headline grabbing individual.
And with the news that the Summit will put the popular County in the spotlight, there has been mixed
reactions from locals, with many concerned about the cost of the Security budget, the road blocks
along with the added influx of tourists keen to visit during the Summit.
One local resident remarked that Carbis Bay has always been a well kept secret and would have
preferred it had stayed that way.
Apparently the talks will take place at the 100 year old Carbis Bay Hotel which once dominantly
overlooked the Beach, although the World leaders will all be staying at the nearby Tregenna Castle Hotel
which overlooks St Ives.
Carbis Bay Beach is indeed a clean sandy Beach with beautiful clear sea waters, and I've yet
to see the brand new Beach side holiday complex. It was still under construction on my last visit.
The only times I've stopped by this beautiful Beach is when out and about on the South West Coast Path,
usually returning from Porthkidney Beach around the next Cove and heading back to St Ives.
More on the Summit gathering at CORNWALL LIVE
Above: Carbis Bay Beach with St Ives Harbour in the distance.
Porthmeor Beach has in fact been demolished and replaced by a new more modern building.
It was only by watching a youtube by a local enthusiast on one of their regular cycles that I noticed
that the old house had been replaced, with work starting in 2019.
The house which looks finished is now owned by a Mr & Mrs Taylor who plan to live there.
And although the original asking price was £625,000, the new owners put in a winning
bid of £1,440,000 to secure ownership.
Personally I couldn't think of a better place to build my dream home, with wonderful views over
Porthmeor Surf Beach along with those spectacular evening sunsets. The original name for the
previous building was after all called Sunset House.
Some might say that the new house's dark outer exterior might look a bit harsh, but in a change to the
original design plans it appears that they have added on some light stained wood panelling which gives it
the look of a coastal chalet.
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Above: The architect's original illustration of the new home showing
the side facing out to sea.
Below: The new building during construction last year.
will be seeing a lot of as the house looks directly out on to
Clodgy Point and Porthmeor Surf Beach.
in Cornwall as the happiest place to live in Great Britain. And that's something
I wouldn't dispute as St Ives and West Cornwall would be my first choice of
location if the opportunity to move there ever arose.
More than 21,000 people took part in the survey and not surprisingly it was
Coastal dwellers that felt happiest with where they lived.
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