St Ives is a place that captures many peoples' hearts and for many different reasons.
Famous for its unique light which has to be seen to be believed it has always been a place to attract artists. The Tate, located above Porthmeor beach has constantly changing exhibitions.
Barbara Hepworth, one of Britain's most important artists found herself making St Ives her home & her sculpture garden is a tranquil haven and well worth a visit.
There are five beaches of St Ives and each has a very different feel and all only within a short distance of each other. The best place to surf is Porthmeor (& the best place to watch the sunset too), Porthminster has the whitest sand and is always sheltered, Harbour Beach is buzzing with daily boating activity, Porthgwidden is a secret little cove and Carbis Bay the perfect place to give Stand Up Paddle Boarding a go!
Cobbled streets, galleries, cafes, quirky shops, award winning restaurants... there's more and more to be discovered.
Finally it is a place that changes along with the seasons. It feels a completely different place in the cold winter months with a relaxed and cosy vibe, where as the warm summer months feel vibrant and uplifting.
If you haven't been before we can highly recommend it.
Check out our St Ives cottages here.