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Why is June one the best months to come to St Ives ?

Hélène Chaussavoine

When you decide to treat yourself to a well deserved break with your loved ones, June is always a good month to go to St Ives. The weather is definitely improving, there are a lot of events taking place and Cornwall is not as busy as it is during the summer months.

Discover a quieter St Ives

All the businesses are now re-open in town and meandering through the picturesque streets of St Ives is an absolute pleasure. From your 5 star self-catering apartment, grab a coffee from Olives Cafe on your way to the harbour and enjoy browsing in the shops to find the perfect gift for your family and friends or simply to yourself. If you decide to drive to discover an another area of Cornwall, the Cornish roads are not crowded so this is the best time to enjoy driving through the stunning landscapes that Cornwall has to offer.

The sunny days are back

As the Summer is about to start, the hot sunny days are also making an appearance. Over the last few years, we have experienced amazing weather during June and sunbathing the beach at this time of the year is even more enjoyable knowing that the summer hasn't fully started yet. There is no guilty pleasure to enjoy a glass of wine or a coffee sat on the harbour looking at the day going by whilst being under the hot sun. There are plenty of walks to do around St Ives if you are not a beach-fan so make sure to check our coastal walk page to choose your perfect adventure.

Events in Cornwall in June

Many events are taking place in June in Cornwall to keep you entertained. Mazey day is a big Cornish celebration taking place in Penzance at the end of the month to celebrate the cornish culture. The Eden Projet will organise a Parkrun every Saturday at 9am which gives you the possibility to run 5km in the beautiful scenery of the Eden. The Guildhall in St Ives hosts an Antique market on Mondays, an art and craft market and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and also a farmers market on Thursdays. If you are looking for fresh local produce, this is definitely worth a visit.

Gardens are blooming in Cornwall

If you are a garden fan and enjoy wandering among beautiful flowers and trees, June will offer you a spectacular show. Only a few minutes walk from your St Ives luxury apartment, The Barbara Hepworth museum will definitely be worth a visit as the flowers will offer a splendid show of colours among the beautiful sculptures. Make sure to pop in the office to request your member card to get a free entry to The Tate and the Museum. Tremenheere Sculpture Garden is also a must-go to admire the beauty of nature with permanent settings by renowed artists like David Nash or Tim Shaw.