St Ives is a popular holiday destination in west Cornwall that offers everything you could possibly want.
The town is centered around a quaint harbour and is backed by narrow streets that contain a variety of shops, galleries, gift shops and fantastic places to eat. The instant you arrive in St Ives you’ll realise why it’s such a popular place for visitors. Breathtaking sea views greet you at every turn and crystal turquoise waters lap the shoreline giving an almost Mediterranean feeling.
St Ives has four main beaches within walking distance including Porthmeor beach, Porthminster beach, Harbour beach and finally Porthgwidden beach. Each has its own merits but all offer the perfect chance for families to relax on the soft golden sand.
It’s not surprising that St Ives has attracted many artists over the years. Located in the town is the St Ives Tate gallery which is one of only 4 Tate galleries in the UK.