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Many of our visitors to Toms Holidays unwind enjoying the amazing views across the bay to St. Ives; the vibrant turquoise blues of the sea on a sunny summer day, the fishing boats going to and fro and the little houses perched above the harbour in the distance. In early morning the light glints off the water, whilst gulls soar above the dunes and on long summer evenings the sunset makes glowing patterns in the sky to rival any artist's work.

Artists have always been drawn to West Cornwall, because of its extraordinary light and the area has an abundance of galleries, potteries and many artists' studios are open to the public. The most famous is the Tate gallery in St. Ives, with the finest modern and contemporary art and family activities throughout the Summer. The cafe at the top of the building has some of the best views of St. Ives.

The Minack Theatre, carved from the rock, is Cornwall's theatre "under the stars" and plays host to a variety of touring theatre companies. Performances are staged from May to September. Visit the Minack during the day and enjoy the beautiful sub-tropical gardens perched above the blue sea. The Hall for Cornwall is located in Truro and live music venues abound in the hotels and pubs throughout the area. With its gentle climate, Cornwall has many sub-tropical gardens open to the public, full of exotic plants. Spring and early summer bring a riot of colour to these peaceful places.

See the seals on cooler days, hauled up on the beach near Godrevy lighthouse or the sea birds huddled on the cliff edge and at the end of the day, watch the sun set over St. Ives from Toms Holidays.