Guidelet: The Best of St Ives

A travel guide to St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom | Target Market: families, couples,tourists | A travel guide by: Rachael

People come to St Ives for the light. You will enjoy beaches, art and good food in this beautiful town in Cornwall.
The Best of St Ives", a travel guide to St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Summary of points of interest in this travel guide to St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom


Porthminster Cafe

Why visit:

A wonderful restaurant right on the beach. The views are stunning.

a day,lunch,dinner,night option
at Porthminster Beach


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Porthminster Cafe, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

Porthminster Beach

Why visit:

One of the best beaches in Cornwall

a day option
at Warren


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Porthminster Beach, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

St Ives Bookseller

Why visit:

A good place to find something to read on the beach.

a day option
at 2 Fore St


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St Ives Bookseller, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

Moomaid of Zennor

Why visit:

You'll find this ice cream shop on the harbour in St Ives. The milk comes from cows in nearby Zennor. If you are eating ice cream in St Ives- do watch out for the greedy seagulls.

a day option
at 1 The Wharf


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Moomaid of Zennor, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

Porthminster Gallery

Why visit:

St Ives is famous for art. Here's a lovely gallery with local work.

a day option
at 1 The Wharf


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Porthminster Gallery, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden

Why visit:

The famous sculptor lived in St Ives and the museum displays her work.

a day option
at Barnoon Hill


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Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

Lelant Railway Station (LEL)

Why visit:

If you are travelling to St Ives the best way is by train as the streets are really crowded. You can park your car at Lelant or St Erth and travel the 15 minute journey along the coast for some spectacular scenery.

a day option
at The Saltings


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Lelant Railway Station (LEL), a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

St Ives Harbour & Beach

Why visit:

A lovely place to hang out, explore the shops and enjoy the sunshine.

a day option
at The Wharf


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St Ives Harbour & Beach, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

Carbis Bay

Why visit:

This is a beautiful sandy beach and very sheltered.Rosamunde Pilcher set some of her novels here.

a day option
at Carbis Bay


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Carbis Bay, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

St Ives Museum

Why visit:

A small museum with lots of local history

a day option
at Wheal Dream


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St Ives Museum, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

Tate St Ives

Why visit:

A superb gallery with a lot of exhibits from the St Ives School of Art.

a day option
at Porthmeor Beach


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Tate St Ives, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

The Coldstreamer

Why visit:

A pub just a short journey from St Ives

a lunch option
at Gulval


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The Coldstreamer, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

The Gurnards Head

Why visit:

A lovely pub and hotel just outside St Ives at Zennor.

a lunch,dinner,night option
at Zennor,


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The Gurnards Head, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

St. Ives Lifeboat Station

Why visit:

This vital service is very interesting to see in St Ives. Go and take a look at the lifeboat.

a day option
at Zennor,


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St. Ives Lifeboat Station, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

St Ives Surf School

Why visit:

Learn to surf in St Ives.

a day option
at Zennor,


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St Ives Surf School, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

Art House Gallery

Why visit:

More beautiful art from St Ives.

a option
at Island Square


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Art House Gallery, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

St Ives School of Painting

Why visit:

If the light in St Ives has inspired you- here is somewhere to learn painting.

a day option
at Porthmeor Studios


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St Ives School of Painting, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

St Ives Shell Shop

Why visit:

If you like shells........

a day option
at Porthmeor Studios


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St Ives Shell Shop, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

The Cornish Deli

Why visit:

Just the place to find good local food for your picnic.or you could eat in.

a day,lunch option
at 3 Chapel Street


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The Cornish Deli, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

Porthmeor Beach Café Bar & Surf School

Why visit:

A great place to eat in St Ives overlooking the sea,

a lunch,dinner option
at Porthmeor Beach


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Porthmeor Beach Café Bar & Surf School, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

Queens Hotel

Why visit:

Good place to eat, especially if you visit in winter.

a lunch,dinner,night option
at High St.


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Queens Hotel, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

Poppy Treffry Shop

Why visit:

A nice shop to find quirky gifts

a day option
at Drill Hall,


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Poppy Treffry Shop, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

Drecklys Deli/Steakhouse

Why visit:

Nice place for lunch

a lunch option
at Drill Hall,


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Drecklys Deli/Steakhouse, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

Kernow Coasteering

Why visit:

A unique way to see the Cornish Coast.

a day option
at Drill Hall,


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Kernow Coasteering, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

The Minack Theatre

Why visit:

This open air theatre is near St Ives and on the cliffs. Go to a performance in the evening for a unique experience.

a day,night option
at Porthcurno


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The Minack Theatre, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

South West Coast Path

Why visit:

The famous South West Coastal Footpath passes round St Ives. get a map, take care on the cliffs and be prepared for stunning scenery.

a day option
at Porthcurno


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South West Coast Path, a tour attraction in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kin

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