Things to see and do - Saint Ives
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This charming fishing port, with winding alleys and houses built on its hillside, has been a favourite destination for artists since 1880, when Whistler and Sickert came here in the footsteps of Turner. The most attractive part of the village is called The Island, which occupies a small headland where fishermen's houses huddle together, lining winding and stepped alleys. In summer, most of the action takes place on the town’s wharf with its restaurants and café terraces.
Tourist attractions Saint Ives : Things to see and do
Barnoon colline GB - Saint Ives TR26 1AD
House where Barbara Hepworth and her husband, the painter Ben Nicholson lived. The abstract sculptures of stone and polished wood are the fruit of a life devoted to sculpting. The workshops contain a number of blocks of stone that she had begun to wo..
Porthmeor Beach GB - Saint Ives TR26 1TG
This magnificent building (1993) enjoying a lovely view over the sandy beach of Porthmeor was designed by Eldred Evans and David Shaley. The asymmetrically shaped art gallery rises in harmonious spirals, offering a functional and light space in which..
GB - Saint Ives TR26
Penwith, the most westerly part of Cornwall, is a magnificent headland often pounded by the ocean waves. Its bleak beauty derives from its granite foundation, the wind and its small granite churches. There is a magnificent view of the coast from Cape..
Hotels Saint Ives
Treloyhan Road GB - St Ives TR26 2AL
With beautiful views of Carbis Bay, The Treloyhan Manor Hotel is located in the seaside town of St Ives, less than 10 minutes’ walk from both the beach and the town centre. Treloyhan Manor’s rooms all have TV's, free broadband Wi-Fi, and some provid..
Treloyan Avenue GB - St Ives TR26 2DE
Within 72 acres of private grounds, this hotel overlooks St Ives and the Cornish coast. It has a choice of heated indoor swimming pools, and an 18-hole golf course. Guests at the Tregenna Castle Estate can enjoy 2 on-site restaurants, offering fine ..
The Terrace GB - St Ives TR26 2BN
Overlooking Porthminster Beach with impressive views across St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse, The St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy local seafood in the traditional restaurant. Individually decorate..
Restaurants Saint Ives
Porthmeor Beach GB - Saint Ives TR26 1JZ
Simple little beachfront café; a very popular spot, as all of the tables have a view. Service is friendly and the atmosphere, laid-back. Menus are largely made up of Mediterranean small plates but offer a few more substantial dishes too.
GB - Saint Ives TR26 3NA
Relaxed, slightly quirky pub, a short drive from St Ives. There are various little areas to sit in, as well as a lovely suntrap of a terrace. Menus are appealing, offering lots of Mediterranean and also some globally influenced dishes.
Old Lifeboat House, The Wharf GB - Saint Ives TR26 1LF
Former lifeboat station in great location overlooking the harbour; sit upstairs in the window at tables 5, 6 or 7. The same à la carte and set menus are offered at both lunch and dinner. Dishes are European in base, with a modern slant.
Market Pl GB - Saint Ives TR26 1RZ
Formerly the owner's father's hardware shop; now a relaxed, modern bistro featuring a slate floor, a semi-open kitchen and contemporary artwork. The regularly changing menu places its emphasis on fresh, local seafood and cooking is gutsy, rustic and ..
Fish St GB - Saint Ives TR26 1LT
Personally run with a reassuring efficiency, this first floor restaurant just off Harbour Beach puts Cornish produce centre stage, with a menu of classic dishes cooked in a modern style. Marble-topped bar; modern décor.
Porthminster Beach GB - Saint Ives TR26 2EB
Charming 1930s beach house in a superb location overlooking Porthminster Sands. Nautical styling with pine furniture, Cornish artwork and a large heated terrace. Seasonal seafood menu of unfussy, vibrantly flavoured dishes. Many herbs grown in the ga..