Spring time in St Ives

Kelly Weaver

As winter melts away, and nature starts to awaken from its slumber, there's no better time to plan a getaway to St. Ives. Whatever the season, St Ives is a delight all year round but there's something truly magical about experiencing it in the springtime. From vibrant blooms to refreshing coastal breezes, St. Ives comes alive in a symphony of colours and scents during this season. Here are five top reasons to visit St Ives this spring…

Stunning Coastal Walks

Spring in St. Ives offers the perfect weather for exploring its stunning coastal paths. Whether you're strolling along the South West Coast Path or embarking on a hike to Zennor, you'll be treated to breath-taking views of the rugged cliffs, turquoise waters, and golden sandy beaches. The air is crisp, the wildflowers are in bloom, and the sound of waves crashing against the shore creates a tranquil ambiance that's simply irresistible.

Beautiful Gardens

One of the highlights of spring in St. Ives is the burst of colour that blankets its gardens and parks. The Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden, in particular, is a must-visit during this season. As you wander through this oasis of art and nature, you'll encounter vibrant blossoms, lush greenery, and iconic sculptures nestled amidst the foliage. It's a sensory delight that will leave you feeling inspired and rejuvenated and don’t forget that Sail Lofts guests enjoy complimentary entry to the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Tate St Ives.

Artistic Inspiration

Renowned for its artistic heritage, St. Ives has long been a magnet for creative souls seeking inspiration from its natural beauty. Whether you’re in the mood for a spot of gallery hopping or you’re planning to combine an art course with your spring stay, this season provides the perfect backdrop for a creative inspired getaway.

Food glorious food

Spring time in St. Ives brings an abundance of fresh, seasonal ingredients that inspire the town's renowned culinary scene. From seafood caught that very morning to locally grown produce bursting with flavour, there's no shortage of delicious delights to enjoy. Whether you're indulging in a leisurely lunch at a waterfront restaurant or browsing the bustling farmers' market, you'll discover a wonderful mix of culinary treasures that celebrate the best of Cornwall's food scene.

Peace and tranquillity

While St. Ives is a popular destination in the summer months, spring offers a quieter, more serene experience. With fewer crowds and a relaxed pace of life, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself fully in the town's quaint charm and tranquillity. Whether you're meandering through its cobbled streets, admiring the historic architecture, or simply sitting by the harbour and watching the world go by, you'll find a sense of peace and contentment that’s wonderfully rejuvenating.

Spring is a magical time to visit St. Ives. From the vibrant blooms and spectacular coastal walks to the artistic inspiration and culinary delights, this charming seaside town offers a plethora of reasons to pack your bags and embark on a springtime adventure. So why wait? With savings of up to 30% this March there has never been a better time to enjoy a last-minute spring break.

We hope to see you soon,