St. Ives

St Ives is a seemingly subtropical oasis where the beaches are golden, the vegetation is lush and the light is bright.

Cornwall's most glistening jewel

St Ives has been a magnet for families as well as some of the world's greatest painters and sculptors for generations. The colours experienced here take your breath away, whatever the weather. Whether this is your first visit (or the first since a childhood holiday) or you're a regular visitor, St Ives has a magnetic like pull on the eyes, ears and heart and with 5 stunning and completely different types of beaches there really is something for everyone; young families, surfers, dog walkers or artists alike. Be amazed at how often you take a turn down a narrow street expecting it to deliver you somewhere and then becoming distracted and ending up somewhere entirely different! It's one of the things that makes St Ives so magical. Another is that the time doesn't seem to matter! The beating heart of St Ives is the harbour and its ever changing scenery as the tide ebbs and flows and The Nook is conveniently situated just 10yds from The Wharf. There are numerous galleries and exhibitions dotted around the town, particularly in the heart of old St Ives, known locally as 'Downalong', situated behind the 14th Century Sloop Inn in a maze of narrow cobbled streets and fisherman's cottages. Turn right out of 'The Nook' and right again down Fore Street and, after a few yards, you will find yourself at the lower end of The Digey, one of St Ives' most famous cobbled streets. From here, there is direct access to Porthmeor Beach and the surf that it has to offer. From The Nook, everything is close.

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