Serene September stays

Kelly Weaver

With summer now in full swing, it can only mean one thing - September is just around the corner. Offering a different kind of charm, September is often considered the jewel in the crown when it comes to holidays in St Ives and our luxury self-catering in St Ives put you just moments from it all.

As the crowds thin out and the weather remains pleasant, St Ives invites you to experience its stunning landscapes, artistic heritage, and relaxed atmosphere. Here, we will delve into why September is one of our favourite times to visit St Ives and explore the myriad of activities and attractions that await.

Mild Weather and Fewer Crowds

September marks the beginning of the shoulder season here in St Ives, which means you can enjoy milder temperatures with a more relaxed pace. The summer crowds have subsided, allowing you to explore the town's cobblestone streets, beaches, and attractions without the hustle and bustle that can sometimes accompany the busier months. The pleasant climate is perfect for leisurely walks along the coastline, outdoor activities, and simply taking in the stunning views without feeling overwhelmed.

Artistic Inspiration

St Ives has long been an artistic hub, attracting artists and creatives from around the world. September offers a tranquil environment that is conducive to inspiration and artistic exploration. The town's renowned Tate St Ives gallery showcases modern and contemporary art, offering a cultural feast for art enthusiasts. Additionally, numerous galleries and studios dotted around town provide opportunities to engage with local artists and witness their creative processes first-hand. As Sail Lofts guests you can enjoy complimentary entry into Tate St Ives as well as the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Gardens.

Coastal Walks and Natural Beauty

The coastal scenery around St Ives is nothing short of breathtaking, and September provides an ideal climate for exploring its natural beauty. The South West Coast Path offers stunning walking routes that wind along the cliffs, granting you panoramic views of the turquoise waters below. Embark on a leisurely hike to spots like Zennor Head or Godrevy Lighthouse, and embrace the sense of serenity that the quieter season brings.

Culinary Delights

St Ives boasts a diverse culinary scene that combines fresh seafood, local produce, and international influences. September is a great time to savour the town's foodie offerings, as many restaurants and cafes continue to operate while the pace remains relaxed. Plus, restaurant reservations are generally easier to come by. Indulge in traditional Cornish cream teas, enjoy a seafood feast overlooking the harbour, or dine alfresco and enjoy one of St Ives’ famous September sunsets.

Beaches and Water Activities

While the warmest swimming weather might have passed, the beaches in St Ives remain inviting for relaxation and leisure. Porthgwidden Beach and Porthmeor Beach are popular spots to unwind, read a book, or simply bask in the coastal ambiance. For those who are more adventurous, September still offers opportunities for water activities such as surfing, paddleboarding, and kayaking in the gentle waves.

Holidaying in St Ives in September is a choice that rewards you with a unique and tranquil experience. The mild weather, reduced crowds, and the town's inherent charm make it an inviting destination for travellers seeking a quieter and more immersive getaway. From coastal walks and artistic explorations to culinary delights and relaxing beach days, St Ives offers a well-rounded escape that captures the essence of Cornwall's natural beauty and cultural richness. So, pack your bags, prepare to capture stunning sunsets, and embark on a September journey to remember in this coastal haven.

We hope to see you soon,

Kelly x