St Ives

The picturesque fishing town of St Ives is home to golden beaches, bustling cobbled streets and independent shops, plus many art galleries including the Tate and the Barbara Hepworth Museum. With a wide selection of restaurants and pubs serving fresh Cornish produce you'll be spoilt for choice!


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Beaches of St Ives

From the tropical white sands of Carbis Bay to the surfing hotspot of Porthmeor, St Ives has got a beach to suit everybody. View St Ives beaches below

Bamaluz beach St Ives Beaches

Bamaluz Beach

St Ives only dog friendly beach all year round, perfect for giving your four legged friend some exercise during the summer.

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Carbis Bay beach on the outskirts of St Ives in West Cornwall

Carbis Bay

Tropical looking beach located on the approach to St Ives with white sand and lush greenery.

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harbour beach in St Ives West Cornwall

Harbour Beach

The main beach in St Ives, right in the heart of the town framed by shops, art galleries and restaurants.

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Porthmeor Beach in St Ives West Cornwall

Porthmeor Beach

The largest of St Ives beaches, located on the North side of the town, overlooked by the famous Tate gallery. Popular with surfers.

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Porthminster beach in St Ives Cornwall

Porthminster Beach

Porthminster is a great family beach located just a few steps from St Ives railway station at the entrance to the town.

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Porthgwidden beach in St Ives Cornwall

Porthgwidden Beach

Porthgwidden beach is a delightful sheltered beach right in the heart of St Ives with beautiful views across St Ives bay.

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St Ives Accommodation

We've hand picked the top places to stay in St Ives.

Book a room at Carbis Bay Hotel and Spa in St Ives Cornwall

Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa

The Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa is a gorgeous coastal retreat, close to the picturesque town of St Ives, with its very own blue flag beach on the doorstep. Heaven!

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Stay at the Pedn-olva hotel in St Ives Cornwall

Pedn-Olva Hotel

Overlooking the Celtic Sea and St Ives Bay, Pedn-Olva Hotel offers elegant rooms with magnificent views. With an outdoor swimming pool and spacious terrace, there is also a popular restaurant.

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Stay at the Tregenna Castle in St Ives Cornwall

Tregenna Castle

A luxury Family Resort, set in 72 acres with stunning panoramic views of St Ives Bay.

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Stay at the St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa in St Ives Cornwall

St Ives harbour Hotel & Spa

In a breathtaking location by the sea, the 46 bedroom St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa enjoys stunning views across Porthminster Bay.

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Highlights of St Ives

If you can pull yourself away from St Ives' beaches, here is our top list of places to see and things to do whilst visiting St Ives.

Barbara Hepworth Museum St Ives Cornwall

Barbara Hepworth Museum

Visit the workplace and home of Barbara Hepworth, one of Britain’s most important 20th Century artists who worked and lived in St Ives.

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Tate Gallery St Ives

Tate Gallery

Showcasing the best british and international contemporary art, the iconic Tate St Ives overlooks Porthmeor beach.

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St Ives Surf School

St Ives Surf School

Regarded as one of the best places to learn to surf in Cornwall, located right in the heart of St Ives on Porthmeor beach.

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St Ives Branchline

St Ives Branch Line

Possibly the most picturesque train line in the UK, with spectacular views of St Ives bay and its beaches along the way.

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Visit The Leach Pottery studio & Museum in St Ives

The Leach Pottery Studio & Museum

One of the most respected and influential potteries in the world. Throwing lessons and workshops available to book.

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Visit the St Ives museum

St Ives Museum

Lovely old museum near Bamaluz beach documenting the history of St Ives.

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St Ives September Festival

St Ives September Festival

Each September the town of St Ives celebrates arts of all genres with its annual September Festival. Live music, theatre, comedy, poetry and more.

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Transport

How to get to St Ives

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By Car

Leave the M5 just after Exeter at Junction 31, joining the A30. From here, it will take approximately 2 hours to get to St Ives.

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By Train

The St Ives branch line connects to the main line from St Erth Station. Journey is approximately 15 minutes with a 5 minute stroll into town.

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By Plane

Newquay Airport is approximately 50 minutes drive from St Ives with Flybe operating flights. Car hire is available from Newquay Airport.