St. Ives - Accommodation & Attractions

st ivesCouples, friends and families choose to take holidays in St Ives year in, year out.

The town, which for many is Cornwall's ‘Jewel in the Crown', is a year-round destination. The warming Gulf current means spring comes early, and autumns and winters surprisingly mild.

With shops, galleries, bars and restaurants staying open throughout the year, there is always plenty to do.

Something for everyone in St. Ives, Cornwall

St Ives holidays offer so much for all tastes.

Spend time on the four golden sandy beaches, enjoying the clear Atlantic waters. Wander the cobbled streets lined with fishermen's cottages. Soak up some culture in the art galleries. Indulge yourself in the smart shops, fabulous restaurants, and cosy pubs. Explore the picture postcard harbour, and some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in Britain.

St Ives has something for everyone, and best of all, it's within easy walking distance of Blue Horizon. Check out the live web feed from Porthmeor beach right now.Local Beach WebcamCourtesy of the Sloop Inn web site.

Its famous light has inspired generations of artists and made the town a real arts mecca with Tate St Ives, the Leach Pottery and the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden topping the list.

For the active, outdoors types, there's surfing or body-boarding, coast path walking, mackerel fishing, cycling, golf - and some fabulous ancient antiquities to discover.

Add to that a very good Leisure Centre, cinema, and water sports and you'll see why many people book a two week holiday here!

If gourmet cuisine is your thing, you certainly won't be short of choice: St Ives boasts a remarkable number of genuinely outstanding restaurants, and the list is growing all the time.

St Ives is the perfect base for your Cornwall holiday

It may be popular, but St Ives has kept most of its original character, with the unmistakable feel of a fishing port, making it a wonderful place to amble round - and a dream venue for photographers and artists alike!

A little further west, the coastal road from St. Ives through St Just to Land's End, is an outstandingly beautiful drive.

Further afield, you may like to explore the magical island of St Michael's Mount, or the world-famous open air Minack Theatre at Porthcurno.

Truro, Falmouth, Newquay, St Austell (with the Eden Project), Padstow, Rock, St Mawes, the Helford River and the Isles of Scilly are worthy of a visit.

Whatever you want from your Cornwall holiday, Blue Horizon is ideally situated for exploring this wonderful area, making it the perfect Cornwall holiday let.

What others say

"St Ives has long been a destination for fisherman and artists. It's a beautiful little town with some excellent restaurants… All of the beaches around St Ives Bay are staggeringly beautiful." Lonely Planet Blue List

"A stone's throw from the harbour area is a host of narrow streets and passageways comprising the old part of the town, all interconnecting and offering innumerable opportunities to explore. Whatever the reason for coming to St. Ives -the surfing on blue flag beaches, the coastal walks or the art, you can find it here."

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