Summer Staycations in St Ives

Charlotte Ballam

Our luxury holiday cottages in St Ives are in close proximity to the town centre, affording easy access to shops, cafes and restaurants without being in the midst of the hustle and bustle while the golden sands of Pothmeor are but a stone's throw away - all the makings for the perfect summer staycation in St Ives.

Beaches in St Ives

Famed for sweeping stretches of white sand and aqua waters to rival even the most tropical of locations, it wouldn't be a summer holiday in St Ives without whiling away a day or two (or seven) beachside. With Porthmeor just seconds away, you can be out of your St Ives holiday cottage and onto the beach in the time it would usually take to reach your back garden.  Although prime for sunbathing, barbeques and other traditional beach-fayre, Porthmeor is also very popular for surfing and if you wish to learn during your staycation you won't find finer folk than the experts at St Ives Surf School. Just moments away on the other side of the Island, you also have Porthgwidden, a brilliant option for young families due to its smaller size and typically calmer water. All beaches are well equipped with toilets, takeaways and licensed cafe bars for stress free summer days.

Sail Loft windbreak on Porthmeor Beach

Eating and drinking in St Ives

In a town that's now as synonymous with food as it is with art, you can count on experiencing some delicious cornish produce during your summer staycation, whether it's to be a full 3 course dining experience at the renowned Porthminster Beach Cafe or a Cornish pasty hastily wolfed down on the Wharf. For sun soaked alfresco dining, head to one of the beach cafes for mouthwatering menus paired with seriously stunning views - tapas and cocktails at Porthmeor as the sun goes down is an unforgettable experience. If you're looking for something a little different we love Talay Thai Kitchen, where you can enjoy fresh and authentic dishes overlooking the bobbing boats in the harbour. See our blogs for more on restaurants in St Ives.

Food and drink in St Ives

Sail Lofts Staycations in St Ives

With 13 light and spacious holiday cottages in St Ives, we can accommodate parties of all sizes whether it's a solo getaway, couples retreat or holiday with the whole family that you're looking for. Due to their close proximity to one another, our cottages also lend themselves perfectly to group bookings, call the office on 01736 799175 and we'll be happy to di