Summer Holidays in St Ives

Quite simply the best time to visit.

Summer is without question many people’s favourite time to visit St Ives. The summer sun makes for perfect days out on the beach or for enjoying the best St Ives has to offer allowing you to create memories that will last forever.

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July in St Ives With the warm weather and long, sunny days to experience all that St Ives can offer you July is one of the best months to enjoy the beaches or discover Cornwall.

Discover what’s happening in July.

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August in St Ives The final month of school holidays in St Ives can be the perfect way to conclude the summer holidays, enjoy hazy summer evenings on Porthmeor Beach and experience just why this time of year stands out on the calendar.

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Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives With exhibits throughout the year, there are little reasons to not visit the Tate and take advantage of our membership which allows for free entry, with a rotation of exhibitions across the year and a section dedicated to St Ives art history you’ll find something to be enjoyed on every visit. When the sun’s out why not stop by the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Gardens and enjoy touring this haven in the middle of St Ives.

Find out more about art in St Ives.

Dining in St Ives

Restaurants St Ives

As the summer begins there’s no better place to be on the Cornish coast than in St Ives. With restaurants, cafés and bars set out across the town you’re in the midst of one of the best locations to take advantage of Cornish cuisine. Enjoy freshly caught fish at one of the many seafood restaurants or experience the best of farm to fork as many venues offer locally sourced produce from over the county.

Restaurants in St Ives

Surfing in St Ives

Surfing St Ives With nearby Porthmeor Beach you can enjoy surfing the waves of one of Cornwall’s most family friendly beaches. The St Ives Surf School are at hand to help if you want to learn how to surf or you can take advantage of a whole range of their water sport activities.

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