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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.

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Tourist attractions Saint Ives : Things to see and do

  • Barbara Hepworth Museum Recommended Recommended

    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..

  • Tate St Ives Recommended Recommended

    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..

  • Penwith Peninsula Recommended Recommended

    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..

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Hotels Saint Ives

  • The Western Hotel

    Gabriel Street GB - St Ives TR26 2LU

    The Western Hotel is housed in an historic building in the centre of St Ives and 5 minutes’ walk from the beach. It offers a traditional Cornish pub with a beer garden. The simply decorated rooms at The Western Hotel have a TV and a private bathroom..

  • Tregenna Castle Resort Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Treloyan Avenue GB - St Ives TR26 2DE

    Prix Prices from : 63 £

    Within 72 acres of private grounds, this Tregenna Castle Resort 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 Resort can enjoy 2 on-site restaurant..

  • St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    The Terrace GB - St Ives TR26 2BN

    Prix Prices from : 139 £

    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..

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Restaurants Saint Ives

  • Porthmeor Café Bar Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Porthmeor Beach GB - TR26 1JZ St Ives

    Simple beachfront café; a very popular spot, as all of the tables have a view. Service is friendly and the atmosphere, laid-back. They offer breakfast, fresh cakes, Mediterranean small plates and a few more substantial dishes too. No lunch bookings.

  • seagrass Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Fish St GB - TR26 1LT St Ives

    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 Café Quite comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    Porthminster Beach GB - TR26 2EB Saint Ives

    Charming 1930s beach house in a superb location overlooking Porthminster Sands. It's hung with Cornish artwork, has a nautical style and leads out onto a large heated terrace. The seasonal seafood menu offers unfussy, vibrantly flavoured dishes with ..

  • Halsetown Inn Traditional pubs serving food 

    GB - TR26 3NA Halsetown

    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. Tasty seasonal cooking, with strong Asian influences; Wednesday theme nights include Chinese or Thai. Excell..

  • Alba Comfortable restaurant 

    Old Lifeboat House, The Wharf GB - TR26 1LF S Ives

    Former lifeboat station in a great harbourside location; sit upstairs by the window. Both the set and à la carte menus are offered throughout the day. Dishes are European in base with a modern slant - go for one of the fish specials.

  • Black Rock Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Market Pl GB - TR26 1RZ St Ives

    A relaxed modern bistro with a semi-open kitchen and a contemporary art display. The regularly changing menu places its emphasis on local seafood and cooking is gutsy, rustic and big on flavour. The owner is a third generation fisherman and has lots ..

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