St Ives – the perfect itinerary
Ahh St Ives, there isn’t anything like spending an afternoon, day or even week exploring the winding streets and experiencing the things which make this town so famous! To inspire your next visit, we’ve put together our perfect day itinerary.
St Ives is famous for attracting scores of artists over the years. They say it’s the light which makes this town special — being surrounded by sea on three sides, it basks the town in a bright, bluey shade. The perfect subject for getting creative! Unsurprisingly there are a plethora of galleries to choose from, most famous being the Tate St Ives.
Try staying at Artisan Cottage, situated above a pottery studio and just moments from the Tate.
St Ives has no less than six stunning beaches to choose from! We recommend visiting the exposed Porthmeor, which is close to the centre of town and has a choice of places to eat and relax.
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The quality of food at St Ives is also something worth mentioning, and you do have the pick of the litter when it comes to pasties, chips and ice cream. We recommend going to The Allotment Deli — a place that prides itself on sourcing local suppliers.
Be careful of those pesky seagulls, they will grab any food straight from your hand!
To end a VERY busy day exploring the town, why not chill by the side of the harbour with a G&T (local gin of course). The Saint Ives Liquor Co. have a bar right on the harbour offering a range of beverages, cocktails and tasty tapas.
Discover the legend of Zennor, about a 10-minute drive from St Ives (or 3-4 hour scenic walk along the coastal path) is the village of Zennor, which has a captivating legend about a mermaid that enticed a local parish singer into the sea… and if legends aren’t your thing, there is a very cosy pub called the Tinner’s Arms offering great food and a roaring fire.