With its narrow streets and glorious beaches, St Ives is a must visit location!
Hub of culture, history, enjoyment and relaxation. All this and only 6 miles or 15 minutes by car.
Spend a lazy day exploring the ancient streets of this iconic fishing village. A mecca for artists for centuries, St Ives boasts galleries and museums including Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum. There are craft shops, boutiques, bistros, cafés and restaurants for fine dining. St. Ives has it all. Stroll along the harbour and watch the fishermen bring in their catch and see the occasional seal swimming between the boats, hoping for the odd discarded fish.
Don’t just look at the sea… get in. St. Ives has surfing schools, and opportunities for swimming, fishing or simply take a pleasure boat trip along the coast to seal island. Young or old there’s something for you.
In the evening sit back and relax in one of St. Ives’ many great pubs or eateries… whether it’s a pasty or fish and chips on the harbour wall or dinner in a Michelin recommended restaurant overlooking the bay, there will be something to please every taste.
St. Ives is great to visit in all seasons. High season when everywhere is bustling or other quieter seasons with the festivals including the St. Ives arts and food festivals. In high season it is great to take the train from Lelant and enjoy the beauty of the St. Ives Bay coastline. The train takes you right into the town with easy access to beaches as well, without having to worry about finding somewhere to park.
Whatever the time of year, St. Ives is an exciting, exhilarating place to visit.