St Ives is a world famous harbour town and resort situated on the north Cornish coast. The colourful Mediterranean atmosphere, maze of cobbled streets and jumble of fishermen’s cottages blend with an eclectic selection of shops, galleries and studios centred around the picturesque harbour.
St Ives has been complemented in recent years by an ever increasing range of fine restaurants and cafes further enhancing this unique cosmopolitan atmosphere.
St Ives Bay has been voted one of the most beautiful bays in the world and boasts some of Cornwall’s finest beaches including Bamaluz the smallest of the beaches, Carbis Bay being the closest to our hilday properties and only a short walk away, Gwithian a favourite with the surfers, Porthgwidden being very sheltered and therefore a favourite for families, PorthKidney being a large beach ideal for out door pursuits, Porthminster being popular with families and has our favourite Porthminster Beach Cafe and Porthmeor overlooked by the Tate Gallery and certainly the surfers favourite choice.
The town offers a host of leisure pursuits including surfing, water sports, a leisure centre with indoor swimming pool, a golf course at Tregenna Castle Hotel, the challenging West Cornwall Golf Club at Lelant as well as delightful coastal walks.