St Ives in June

Charlotte Ballam

With the chilly winter months long gone and the first fresh, bright days of spring finally stretching out into golden balmy days – June in St Ives is such a treat. Boasting all of the offerings of the summer but with crowds yet to descend, there’s no time like the early summer months to enjoy the natural splendour of Cornwall. The Sail Lofts luxury holiday cottages in St Ives provide the perfect place to explore everything that the area has to offer at a time of year that lends itself to getting out of doors.

Walk the coast paths

There’s nothing like getting off the beaten track for discovering paths less trodden and some secret treasures of your own. The coast paths are a great way to see Cornwall as you’d never see it from the car and boast some seriously awe-inspiring vistas as well as wild flowers, wild life and some excellent pubs to make it all worth your while! One of our favourite coastal paths (St Ives to Zennor, around 6 miles) lies just a few minutes away from our holiday cottages in St Ives and not only can you start with breakfast in Porthmeor Café, but end your journey in the Tinner’s Arms while you wait for a bus home.

Coast path to Zennor


Explore Cornwall’s beautiful gardens

With Cornwall’s unique micro climate, there are spectacular gardens all over our county featuring some plants and flowers that you may not expect to find on the ragged English coast. The Iconic Barbara Hepworth Museum is just a hop, skip and a jump from your holiday cottage in St Ives and, along with Penzance based Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, offers the opportunity to wander through exotic riots of colour and sub-tropical plants contrasted against now internationally renowned sculptures situated throughout. Elsewhere, the unmissable Lost Gardens of Heligan are able to harvest pineapples originally acquired from the Caribbean – truly incredible! Find out more about Cornwall’s amazing gardens here.

A Heligan Pineapple

Get some vitamin Sea

Being so lucky as to have Porthmeor beach a mere stone’s throw from our holiday cottages in St Ives, many of our guests opt to spend a great deal of time on the beach and there are so many ways to enjoy the water. St Ives Surf School offer the finest tuition (enjoy 10% off as our guest) around as well as suit and board hire so no matter what your ability you have the means at hand to enjoy the sea. Our superb onsite wet-room facilities mean you can shower off and leave your wet things safely before heading back to your apartment, making beach days a breeze.

St Ives Surf School on Porthmeor Beach

Peace of mind with complimentary parking in St Ives

Perhaps once you’re parked and unpacked you won’t have any use for the car until home time. But if you’re planning to venture further afield you can rest assured that each of our cottages comes with its own complimentary parking bay on Beach Road. These assigned spaces ensure you have a streamlined and hassle-free return to St Ives as we enter the busier months. Beach Road is just a short scenic walk past Porthmeor Beach and the Tate to your holiday cottage in St Ives.