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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

  • Primrose Valley Hotel

    Porthminster Beach, St Ives GB - St Ives TR26 2ED

    With boutique bedrooms and a stylish bar, Primrose Valley Hotel offers free parking and free Wi-Fi. Just metres from Porthminster Beach, the hotel has wonderful views across the Celtic Sea. The individually designed rooms at Primrose Valley feature ..

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

    The Terrace GB - St Ives TR26 2BN

    Prix Prices from : 79 £

    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..

  • 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..

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Restaurants Saint Ives

  • Alfresco Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Beach House, The Wharf GB - Saint Ives TR26 1LG

    This open-fronted restaurant is a breath of fresh air. They serve coffee and cakes in the morning, followed by modern, tasty dishes at lunch and dinner. Local fish takes centre stage and their Exe mussel chowder is well-known.

  • 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. 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 - Halsetown 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

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

  • 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.

  • Alba Comfortable restaurant 

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

    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.

  • 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.

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