Explore Cornwall’s Coasts
and Gardens this June

Charlotte Ballam

June is the ultimate month to enjoy St Ives, the sun is out, the hedgerows are in full bloom and the mild weather allows for long days spent out of doors.  With the Whitsun break almost over, why not treat yourself to a summer holiday in St Ives without the summer crowds? Sail Lofts luxury cottages are located in the heart of St Ives where you can enjoy Porthmeor beach on the doorstep, as well as the town centre just a couple of minutes away on foot.

Following last year's unprecedented temperatures, our hopes are of course, high for another mediterranean-esque summer, however even on a dull day there is plenty to do during this beautiful time of year.


Coastal Walks 

The coastal paths are the perfect way to explore the more remote corners of the county and offer some absolutely astonishing vistas that you'd never see if you were in the car. Many routes can be easily accessed from St Ives so whether you're a fully fledged walker or more partial to a scenic stroll, there will be a coastal path for you!

St Ives to Zennor

We highly recommend St Ives to Zennor if you're planning to make a day of it - at around 6 miles this is a fairly vigorous walk, although if taken at an easy pace it's perfectly achievable. Once you have reached your destination, the Tinner's Arms in Zennor will see you handsomely rewarded for your effort. A beautiful traditional pub with an extensive beer garden, you can quench your thirst and enjoy a fortifying bite before heading back to St Ives via bus or taxi. The Coast Path can be reached via the cliffs on the West side of Porthmeor beach, just a short walk from your luxury cottage.

St Ives to Carbis Bay

For an easier going walk, try St Ives to Carbis Bay. At just 2 miles, you can easily make it a round trip and this path can be picked up just above Porthminster Beach. This path offers some stunning and surprisingly tropical looking views across St Ives Bay and beyond. Why not start with a leisurely breakfast at Porthminster Cafe before you embark?

If you enjoy these walks, there are plenty more routes you can explore all over Cornwall. Click here for more.


June is also a brilliant time to visit some of Cornwall's many gardens. This part of the world is famed for its mild climate and allows exotic blooms to thrive far beyond the humid biomes of the Eden Project. If you don't wish to venture too far, the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden is a must and is situated just a few minutes away from your luxury cottage. The garden is brimming with sub-tropical plants and many of the sculptures of bronze and stone remain exactly where the artist herself placed them. The museum and garden are managed and maintained by Tate St Ives, entitling you to free admission - be sure to ask the office for your complimentary tickets and check out our page for more gardens in Cornwall.

Reserved Parking

The summer season tends make parking a little tricky, but with each of our luxury cottages coming with its own reserved parking bay just a short walk away, you can come and go as you please without doing battle with the car parks.

We now have very limited availability throughout June, so we recommend you get in touch today to secure your summer holiday in St Ives. Visit the Sail Lofts or give the office a call on 01736 799175 if there is anything at all we can help you with. Which luxury cottage will be your next home away from home?