King Charles III is set to officially ascend the throne with his Royal Coronation on Saturday 6th of May 2023. The historic Royal occasion will be shown on a giant screen over the arches on Smeatons Pier thanks to the combined funding from St. Ives BID and St. Ives Town Council. Coverage from 10am with the live broadcast from Westminster Abbey at 11am. Following the Coronation we will be showing past and present footage from St. Ives and the St. Ives archive.
Bring your own deckchair and picnic or enjoy some local food and drinks (lots of businesses have Coronation specials). Join St Ives Library on the beach between 11am and 1pm to build your own sandcastle fit for a King and decorate a flag to pop on top.. Harbour Deckchairs located at the top of the slipway will also be hiring deckchairs as normal.
This is not a ticketed event, however, we would recommend getting there early to get the best view. There will be plenty of space on the sand as it is low tide but the screen can be viewed from all around the harbour.
This event is FREE to attend and we hope to bring residents and visitors together to watch this momentous event. Make memories that will last forever…where else can you watch the Coronation on the beach!!!