ST.IVES, with its gorgeous sandy beaches, glittering sea, clear air, amazing light, picturesque scenes and friendly hospitable people seems more like a slice of the Mediterranean. All year round it caters for holiday makers of all ages from around the world .
It has won numerous awards for its magnificent floral displays in the 'Britain in Bloom' contest and it has an international traveller’s award for 'Best Seaside Resort in the UK'. Voted Number 6 in the TripAdvisor top 10 beaches in the world.
The life of St.Ives revolves round the town's splendid harbour filled with golden sand at low tide and, at high tide dotted with working fishing boats.
A warren of narrow, cobbled streets and alleyways leads you to some of the best art galleries, museums, shops, fine restaurants, cafes and friendly pubs.
The modern Tate Gallery is an all-year attraction with changing exhibitions. The Barbara Hepworth Museum is a marvellous memorial to the sculptress's life and work.
Visitors can enjoy an exhilarating selection of 4 beaches. Porthmeor is famed for its surfing, while sheltered Porthgwidden, the pretty Harbour Beach and Porthminster, with its very safe low-tide shallows, are all popular with families.