St Ives is often described as Cornwall’s ‘Jewel in the Crown’ and is one of the UK’s most sought after holiday destinations.
With its temperate climate and with not one but five golden sandy beaches, clear Atlantic waters and fabulous coastal scenery, it can’t fail to impress. It’s narrow streets, fashionable shops, restaurants, bars an cafe’s all make St Ives a must visit destination.
For Art lovers St Ives is host to the Tate Gallery, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and the Leach Pottery as well as over 25 commercial art galleries. There is also the St Ives School of Painting for those who wish to participate themselves. Classes can be booked in advance.
For those who wish to explore further, St Ives is well positioned with the north and south coast only a twenty minute drive apart. it is very easy to explore the very different scenery of Cornwall, coastal and inland, without having to travel very far.