St Ives holidays evoke images of surfing on blue seas, picnicking on the beach and painting in the golden light of St Ives Bay. This old fishing town has been a busy port since the middle ages and has always been famed for its art associations. St Ives has a huge selection of art galleries and art workshops as well as a number of wonderful shops selling locally hand-made goods and fantastic clothes and craft items.
The town is a true epicentre of arts and crafts in the South West thanks to the world famous Tate Gallery alongside the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Gardens.
A member of ‘The Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club’ St Ives, with its two sandy blue-flag beaches, offers a fantastic place to enjoy yourself. Accompany that with easy access to other surfing beaches and great walks along the cliff paths there are many ways to enjoy time in and around St Ives.
September’s two week music, art and literacy festival provides and The Hurling the Silver Ball event make St Ives an ever more quirky and fascinating place to take your holiday in Cornwall.