7 reasons why holidays in St Ives are the perfect summer getaway

Posted by Natasha on 17th February 2017


What could be better than enjoying a summer holiday in one of Cornwall’s most stunning destinations? The subtropical ambience, exquisite golden sands and charming harbour each give St Ives its incredible magnetism, and offer something special on a getaway to the region. St Ives holidays have everything you could need to enjoy an amazing experience from the delicious restaurants bursting with local flavours to the charm of colourful boats bobbing in the turquoise waters. Complementing your visit with a luxury break in the Carbis Bay Hotel sets you in the best spot to enjoy everything this beautiful Cornish town has to offer.

There are so many reasons why St Ives holidays are the perfect choice and here’s just a few to give you a taster of this slice of seaside heaven.

Traditional charm

Cornwall is always a popular spot to enjoy traditional seaside charm and St Ives is no exception. With its quaint fisherman’s cottages, winding cobbled pathways and colourful beach huts, you’ll soon be transported back to a time enjoying the essence of this lovely town.

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Ok, so we know what the Great British weather normally holds for us but St Ives has long been known for its glorious sunshine. The town looks spectacular on a sunny day and you could even mistake it for a spot in the Mediterranean with its warm and exotic feel.

Surfing beach

The St Ives beach of Porthmeor is a popular spot to catch a wave. Thousands of surfers descend upon the sand every year from beginners to experts and enjoy the stunning waters.

Festivals and events

The town hosts a number of festivals and celebrations throughout the year giving you a taste of Cornish lifestyle. You can enjoy everything from scrumptious foodie treats and delightful local arts and crafts and a 2-week long celebration in September offers all this and more on your stay.

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The winding cobbled streets and narrow lanes that make up this delightful location are also home to plenty of independent shops and boutiques filled with Cornish treasures. There’s everything from clothes, jewellery, gifts and the traditional bucket and spade to take home as a memento.

Spectacular walks

If you’re looking to admire the impressive scenery on your holiday in St Ives, exploring by foot is one of the best options. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, the area’s rugged cliffs, picturesque coastal path and emerald countryside further inland offer some of the best views and experiences in the region.


Reopening in late March 2017, the Tate St Ives is one of the region’s top cultural attractions. Its beautiful exhibitions offer an insight to the creativity and expression of artists from around the country and its prominent position overlooking Porthmeor beach provides incredible views on your visit.

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Just a little further around St Ives Bay, Carbis Bay Hotel offers an idyllic retreat in this exquisite destination. With its own Blue Flag beach, fine dining options and tranquil in house C-Spa, your stay will leave you feeling relaxed and reenergised with plenty of fabulous memories of your holiday in St Ives.


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