Things to do in St Ives and beyond

Throughout the year

For those of us lucky enough to live here, it’s no surprise that St Ives has been hailed Cornwall’s Best Family Holiday Destination and Best Seaside Town by Coast Magazine and the Guardian newspaper.

Facing the Atlantic on the North West coast of Cornwall and warmed by the Gulf Stream, the region’s climate is among the mildest in the UK, making it ideal for breaks in or out of season. Thousands of visitors flock here each year to enjoy our thriving arts scene, great restaurants, clean and beautiful beaches, and spectacular surrounding scenery – but you never have to venture far to find peace and solitude in the quiet coves and lush countryside surrounding the town.

Whether you’re sipping evening drinks at a beachside café as the sun goes down, sampling seafood delights at one of the fantastic harbourside restaurants, stretching out on one of our four pristine beaches or inspiring your creative side at Tate St Ives, your memories of St Ives are likely to stay with you forever.