October Breaks in St Ives

Conor Fletcher

October offers the perfect opportunity to discover the very best Cornwall has to offer, from the wondrous South West coastline to the illustrious beaches that St Ives has to offer you there's so much on the doorstep that's simply waiting to be explored. Cornwall has plenty of destinations to visit for those a little adventurous from coastal walks to quiet days spent enjoying what the town has to offer you there's so much waiting to be enjoyed.

Coastal walks

Coastal walking around Cornwall has become a pastime for so many, from enjoying a short walk around the outskirts of St Ives to indulging in an expedition across the coastline your options are endless. Here's a look at some of the best destinations to visit while enjoying an October break in St Ives.

St Ives to Zennor

With no driving required this is an easy walk to start out with if you're unsure of travelling around by car, however the path itself is a little harder than you might think. St Ives to Zennor is without question a picturesque walk along the best of Cornwall's South West Coast. With steep climbs where the pathway gets fairly narrow it's probably not one for those unprepared for a rigorous walk but the journey offers rewards in the fantastic views across the Atlantic.

Pendeen to Land's End

Pendeen is a short drive down the coast, taking the back roads toward St Just leads you directly through Pendeen where you can make the most of free parking in the centre of the village. From here you can make your way towards the South West Coastal path and experience the Tin Coast with antiquated engine houses dotting the landscape you can take in some of Cornwall's historical sites as you make your way toward Land's End.

Penzance to Mousehole

From Penzance you can take the relaxing walk to Mousehole, with ample parking throughout the town and a train from St Ives you can start your walk from Penzance through to Newlyn working your way towards Mousehole which is accessible via a path overlooking Mount's Bay, with various junctures where you can make your way toward the sea this is perfect for families looking for a day spent enjoying rock pooling and ice creams in the sun.

Throughout the town

If staying in St Ives is more of your thing then there's much to enjoy around the town whether it's surfing lessons on Porthmeor Beach or art courses throughout the town there's lots to enjoy this autumn.

Porthmeor Beach Surfing Lessons

The St Ives Surf School is open for lessons by the sea, whether it's for a lesson whatever your skillset or the hire of a stand up paddle board for a day out on the waves the surf school offers a chance to enjoy one of St Ives' stand out activities.

St Ives School of Painting

Re-opening for lessons in August the St Ives School of Painting is the perfect place to dive headfirst into St Ives' rich heritage and enjoy their classes in a variety of art styles. Booking in advance is advised so visit their site for more details of courses.