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For anyone new to St. Ives, it is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Its special light has attracted artists for years and it is as beautiful in winter as in summer.

There are terrific short and long distance walks, both inland (including the St Michael’s Way to St Michael’s Mount) and along the coast onto National Trust owned headlands. The 650 mile coastal path includes St Ives and the stretch to Zennor is recognised as the most stunning section of the whole walk. In the other direction the coastal path passes beaches,, sand dunes, the beautiful St Uny church onto the three mile beach next to the Hayle estuary.

In summer there is an open top bus which circles the area including St Ives known as West Penwith, so you get glorious views of the north coast – often featured on TV programmes. Then it goes on to Sennen Cove, Land’s End, Penzance, Marazion & St Michael’s Mount and back to St Ives. This bus is a real treat anyway, but with the ticket valid all day you can hop on and off to create great walks, or just sit back and savour the views.

The town has four spectacular beaches. Even in winter the sea can be an improbable blue colour and the beaches have beautiful deep sand. Porthminster is an ideal family beach, which is relaxed even in high summer. The town beach is part of an idyllic harbour and the Porthmeor beach, looked onto by the new Tate gallery, is a favourite of surfers. Seals are always present and dolphins pass through quite often. The area is a nationally recognised hotspot for birdwatching.

There are lots of galleries, including Tate St.Ives with its memorable roof café, and of course lots of places to eat. The Porthminster Café, very close to the B&B, regularly appears on lists of essential holiday places to eat at. There’s also a quirky burger bar, fish restaurants and much else. Sea food is wonderfully fresh. There’s a farmer’s market every Thursday.

There are famous gardens within easy reach and The Eden project is not too far way.

Each year the two week long St Ives September Festival has the best folk, Irish traditional and jazz musicians. At the same time many artists in the town throw open their studios - see:

Public transport is excellent, both buses and railway, so a car free holiday is a realistic option. The local rail service round the bay is one of those great railway journeys.

There’s a cinema which shows new films, as well as a film society which shows a wide range of films outside school holidays. The St. Ives Jazz Club operates weekly throughout the year with visiting high class musicians offering contemporary jazz. (Check web sites for films, jazz and music generally).

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We'd love to hear from you ! Roger & Lora Amos.
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