St. Ives is an ever changing combination of narrow cobbled streets winding their way between quiant fisherman's cottages, fascinating shops, craft markets. restaurants, museums and Cornish Inns.
St. Ives is regarded by many as the most picturesque resort in Cornwall, and much to offer all holidaymakers. Three excellent beaches with golden sands, a superb area for water sports. Also bowling, putting, fishing, boating, golf and many other activities. Not forgetting wonderful coastal walks and breathtaking scenery.
For those interested in art, St. Ives has a worldwide reputation, enhanced by the St. Ives Tate and many other galleries.
Whether you have your own car or using public transport St. Ives is an ideal base for exploring the West Cornwall peninsula. Take a trip to Lands End and explore some picturesque small fishing coves on the south coast such as Lamora and Cadgwith and explore the Minack Open Air Theatre at Porthcurno, then after taking in the sights, take the scenic North Coast Road back to St. Ives, passing through the former mining area of Pendeen and Botallack, or perhaps explore the little village of Zennor.
From its early celtic origins to the days of the tall ships, when as busy harbour, the fishing boast landed the harvest of the sea, St. Ives retains much of its historic character and tradition.