Ten Reasons to Visit St Ives This Winter
Autumn has finally begun, but you can't find time to get away to St Ives between now and the October Half Term Break you can still set your sights on a fantastic St Ives break this winter. A relaxing time to escape to the South West coast with quieter beaches and a peaceful atmosphere, St Ives is truly one of the best places to escape to for a well-earned winter escape.
1.) Peace and tranquility
Cornwall takes on a quieter feel as the winter moves in, which means you have the perfect opportunity to take in everything that St Ives has to offer, from the local shops to the fantastic cuisine the town has to experience.
2.) Restaurants and dining
Speaking of dining St Ives has been named one of the best places to visit if you're looking to enjoy a night out, having ranked ninth in the world for eating out in one of the many restaurants that are dotted around the town.
3.) Winter walks
Walking in Cornwall can be one of the best ways to take in a vast majority of the sights of Cornwall, with the South West Coast Path weaving down through St Ives and beyond you can make your way around Cornwall
4.) Cosy pubs
St Ives has plenty of pubs perfect to spend an evening in after days spent outside venturing the coast. From the family friendly Lifeboat Inn to the oldest pub in St Ives, The Sloop Inn.
5.) Quiet beaches
Whether you want to enjoy a brisk morning walk or a late afternoon stroll by the sea then the quiet beaches are the place to be. With the winter breeze coming off the sea a morning walk across Porthmeor is one to enjoy with a warm cup of coffee.
St Ives eBikes offer the chance to weave your way across the many winding Cornish backroads and discover something new whilst you're in the South West. Find out more about eBikes and how you can journey across the county here.
7.) Eden Project
Exploring the tropical biomes you'll quickly feel out of season as you explore the wonders of the Eden Project. With their own winter-themed ice rink too Eden is a great place to spend the day whether you're traveling solo, a couple, or as a family.
8.) National Trust
Cornwall has plenty of National Trust gardens and estates to spend your time in and whether you want to explore the South West coast or travel inland to the country homes that are scattered across the county. Find out more about different days out from the National Trust here.
9.) Dog Friendly
Four of the Sail Lofts luxury self catering cottages are dog friendly meaning you and your four legged friends can enjoy being moments from the sands of St Ives' beaches - perfect for a morning stroll. As winter sets in the beaches become dog friendly so there's nowhere you can't visit.
Christmas in St Ives is something everyone should experience. Magical festive lights blanket the town and almost every restaurant, cafe, and pub become the best place to cosy up for a winter's evening.