Holiday In St Ives

A holiday in St Ives can be what you want it to be; restful and refreshing, activity filled or a mixture of both. St Ives is a wonderful, picturesque holiday resort on the north coast of Cornwall, famed for its extremely clean beaches and bathing water. It is home to a population of 11000 people who are lucky enough to live here all year round.

In 2007 it was named ‘best seaside town’ by the Guardian newspaper in the UK and it is one of the few towns left in the UK to still have its own steam railway, which runs along the bays and cliffs and is a tourist attraction in itself, providing stunning views.

The town also attracts many artists, who come to paint its many views and other points of interest, this is underlined by the fact that the town has its own branch of the Tate gallery, known as Tate St Ives.

There are naturally many pubs and restaurants in St Ives, dedicated to visitors to the town and those who holiday there. There is a lot more to see and do, though, in the town itself and the general area. Here’s just a small selection of some popular attractions and things to do:

Porthmeor Beach

An incredibly popular beach with holiday makers and off peak times of the year for surfers as well.

Carbis Bay

An extremely idyllic bay which is also very popular with tourists who love to walk the coastal paths.

Porthminster Beach

A lovely beach often described as perfect with its large swathe of sand and blue as blue water, this is where the sunbathers love to be.

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Not just for art and sculpture enthusiasts, this is a unique place to visit.

There are many other galleries apart from the Tate including Cornish Easel, Wills Lane Gallery and New Millennium Gallery, all worth a visit.

If you’re looking for a holiday resort with a great mix of attractions for any age, then a holiday in St. Ives is just what you need.

Other online resources to find out more about St Ives include information about St Ives and St Ives, Cornwall Guide websites.