St Ives in Cornwall is one of our most famous tourist destinations, known all over the World for its beaches, the art scene, surfing and great food. With the picture-perfect fishing harbour, this wonderful seaside town with narrow cobbled streets and pretty fisherman’s cottages all around, surrounded by sea and outstanding natural beauty, is a fantastic place to plan your next short break or holiday.
600 beautiful square metres of galleries and new studios for learning activities is the incredible Tate St Ives. 250K visitors visit this incredible space each year, a space providing the permanent presence to some of the outstanding 20th century artists from in and around St Ives, demonstrating the role of this iconic town in the history of modern art in this country and beyond. Tate St Ives is well worth a visit when you visit this famous town in Cornwall.
For the alfresco dining experience, the super service and the unbelievably stunning views, you will need to look far and wide for a lovelier café than Porthmeor Beach Café. Known for a buzzing atmosphere, great and imaginative cocktails and the cosy heated booths, Porthmeor Beach Café is one of the places people come to visit from near and far – on a good day you can even see the occasional ‘dolphin show’.
You’re in need of relaxation and you need to unwind, well look no further than the wonderful Una Spa in St Ives. This lovely spa retreat is a beautifully calm health & beauty centre and you are sure to leave revitalised and completely relaxed.
Located in the lovely artist’s quarter of St Ives, this fantastic restaurant has some wonderful views over the town’s rooftops and harbour. On the menu you will find a great selection of dishes lovingly created and prepared using quality ingredients, local where available, of course. Sit back and enjoy a wonderful meal in the beautiful restaurant or sun terrace when you next visit St Ives.
This wonderful museum and garden offers a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain’s most important twentieth century artists, Barbara Hepworth. Her beautiful bronze, stone and wood sculptures are displayed in the museum and garden, alongside her drawings and paintings.
Founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, Leach Pottery in St Ives is one of the most respected potteries worldwide and have helped forge the shape of studio pottery in this country. Today the destination pottery, museum and gallery welcome visitors from near and far as well as continue to develop the historic legacy of Bernard Leach.
Nautical memorabilia, a super cool vibe and incredible seafood and rum drinks… what more could you want? This fabulous restaurant in St Ives does, of course, offer many different foods on their menu, but the specialty is rum and crab and they do that exceedingly well. With stunning views overlooking the harbour in St Ives, this place is one not to miss.
This delightful little breakfast and lunch restaurant is perfect for when you’re visiting St Ives. A lovely restaurant with seating indoors as well as outside overlooking the St Ives harbour, you’ll love it like we do.
On Fore Street in St Ives is arguably one of the most wonderful shops in all of Cornwall, the Poppy Treffry shop. With products like tea towels, cards, tea cosies, bags and purses, all created by the super talented Poppy Treffry and all handmade in Cornwall, you will find something unique and beautiful, the perfect gift or a treat for yourself, that’s for sure. Poppy is the queen of freehand machine embroidery, an award winning designer and author, her wonderful, beautiful and quirky products are all created from her sketches of everyday life in Cornwall.
This lovely, little gallery in the heart of St Ives show fine quality figurative paintings as well as ceramics, sculpture and studio glass. The gallery hosts two main yearly exhibitions all the while the interesting work of a stable portfolio of artists throughout the year
This interesting museum in St Ives, dedicated mostly to showcase local exhibits and located right in the centre of the fishing community of this famous town, is a wonderful place to see how life in St Ives has developed over the years. A very reasonably priced activity in St Ives, ideal place to go on the rainy days or if you need a little break from the beach and the sun.
In the old fishing quarter of St Ives is The Mermaid Seafood Restaurant, one of the town’s most popular and oldest family owned and run restaurants. So if you’re in the mood for the finest and freshest locally caught seafood, alongside a selection of locally farmed meat and poultry as well as a lovely and relaxed atmosphere, look no further.
You’re staying in one of our luxury holiday cottages in St. Ives and you want to stock up a little in the kitchen so you have something in for the duration of your stay… well, off to The Cornish Deli you go. Offering the very best in quality Cornish and regional cheese, meats, seafood and specialities. And if you’re there shopping your heart out, you’ll need a bit of a break, of course, and there’s the little café in the deli just for that, where you can enjoy a drink, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and an evening meal.
Famous far beyond St Ives and Cornwall, The Sloop by the harbour is where you want to go for a beer, a snack or a really great pub meal, all enjoyed in the friendliest of atmospheres and with the greatest of views. No trip to St Ives without having visited The Sloop, it’s that simple.
This delightful shop in St Ives is filled with beautiful handmade products and unusual gifts as well as a wonderful aroma of essential oils and soaps. A lovely shop and one where you’re sure to find a nice present for someone special or a nice little something for yourself.