Experience St Ives
St Ives – the dazzling jewel in Cornwall’s crown. A picturesque fishing harbour and seaside town voted best family holiday destination by Coast magazine and one of TripAdvisor’s top 10 European beaches. St Ives is a subtropical paradise of palm trees and golden sands where fun and adventure are at every turn.
St Ives, the art mecca of the Southwest, made world famous by local artists including Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon and Patrick Heron. Visit The Tate St Ives, one of only four Tate galleries in the world. Or walk round the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Or The Bernard Leach Pottery & Museum.
Hug the beautiful coastal scenery aboard the St Erth to St Ives branch line train. Go surfing in town at the blue flag-rated Porthmeor beach. Feel the soft sand between your toes on Porthminster beach, gazing out at Godrevy Lighthouse, an inspiration for Virginia Woolf’s classic novel To The Lighthouse. Set off an inspiring walk across dramatic cliff tops along the coastal path towards Land’s End. Or wander through the maze of narrow cobbled streets, independent shops and fisherman’s cottages in the heart of the town in ‘Downalong’. St Ives has many places to stay, with accommodation ranging from, top hotels, bed & breakfast, self-catering cottages or apartments. Come and sample some of the tastiest award-winning restaurants, cafes and bars in the Southwest. We’re waiting for you!