Mevagissey harbour  Visiting Cornwall Logo - background is part of Bodmin Moor as seen from Jamaica Inn at Altarnun. The road in the picture is the main A30 through Cornwall. Eden Project near St Austell 
 

MOTHER IVEY'S BAY

 
 
Image of Mother Iveys Bay
Mother Ivey's Bay lies on the northern side of Trevose Head, four miles to the west of Padstow. This sandy beach is also known as Polventon Beach. It is privately owned by Mother Ivey's Bay Holiday Park.
Padstow Lifeboat Station, Trevose Head, west of Mother Ivey's Bay
On Trevose Head there is a lighthouse and at the northwest end of Mother Ivey's Bay, near the Merope Rocks, there is the RNLI lifeboat station, completed in July 2006 for the new Tamar class lifeboat Spirit of Padstow.

A legend refers to Mother Ivey (or Ivy) as a local wisewoman or white witch of the 16th century who cursed a field overlooking the bay. The owners ploughed a large quantity of pilchards into the field rather than give it to the starving locals. Mother Ivey cursed the field - "if ever its soil is broken, death will follow". After the crops were harvested, the eldest son of the family was thrown from his horse and died. The field remained untouched until the 1970s when a group with metal detectors started digging and one of them died of a heart attack within days. In 2001 the water board laid new pipes across the field and the foreman died the following day.


Access
Privately owned beach with access restricted to holidaymakers staying at Mother Ivey's Bay Holiday Park.

Swimming & Surfing
No information available

Facilities
None known

Parking
None

Dog Friendly
Dogs not allowed.

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