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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 and Sculpture Garden 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 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

  • Pedn-Olva Hotel

    Porthminster Beach GB - St Ives TR26 2EA

    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. Sitting on a rugged rock formation, the compact rooms at..

  • St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa

    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..

  • The Western Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Gabriel Street GB - St Ives TR26 2LU

    Prix Prices from : 75 £

    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..

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Restaurants Saint Ives

  • Alba Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Porthmeor Café Bar Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Porthminster Beach Café Quite comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    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..

  • seagrass Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Halsetown Inn Traditional pubs serving food 

    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.

  • Black Rock Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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 ..

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