St Ives

St Ives is a seemingly subtropical oasis where the beaches are golden, the vegetation is lush and the light piercingly bright.

take a gentle stroll
along the seafront,
watching the sun
set over St Ives Bay

Strolling behind the seafront into a warren of cobbled streets, alleyways and courtyards which formerly housed the fishermen of St Ives you will discover streets with unusual names: Mount Zion, Love Street, Virgin Street, Salubrious Place, Bethesda Hill and, of course, Teetotal Street; all reminiscent of St Ives strong Methodist and Temperance tradition.

All the main beaches of the town are within easy walking distance. Porthmeor is only a five minute walk and particularly popular with the more adventurous who want to surf.

Porthminster and Porthgwidden are lovely family beaches and both boast excellent Beach Restaurants and Barbecues.

If, however, you want to feel the sand under your toes but don’t need a walk then the Harbour Beach is just yards away under your living room windows.

St Ives is an excellent centre for walking – the coastal pathways to Zennor and Carbis Bay are spectacular but the less energetic might feel equally relaxed taking a gentle stroll along the seafront, watching the sunset over St Ives Bay.