St Ives is one of Cornwall’s most popular holiday destinations – combining the best of British with a Mediterranean atmosphere and style. There are sandy beaches all along the coast, as well as a few metres from the Hotel; a world-class art gallery, and enough attractions, outdoor activities and days out to keep a family happy the whole summer long.
The St Ives Bay Hotel is a great base from which to explore the surrounding area including:
Porthmeor Beach, Porthgwidden Beach, Carbis Bay, Hayle Beach, Porthkidney Beach
There are wonderful sandy beaches in all directions. Walk, cycle or drive to the beach. Pack your surfboard, picnic basket, windshields, wetsuit, bucket and spade.
St Ives Surf School, Kayak and Paddleboard
A team of specialists who provide bespoke surf lessons and coaching, paddleboarding tuition, sea kayaking tours and coasteering adventures. All activities operate from two beach locations in St Ives. providing an unforgettable ocean experience and a safe, fun environment.
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
Discover the work of one of Britain’s most celebrated sculptors and artists.
Tate St Ives
One of the UK’s finest galleries exhibiting works by modern British artists, not to mention fantastic views over Porthmeor Beach.
West Cornwall Golf Club
The oldest golf club in Cornwall – with a welcoming clubhouse, fantastic 5,679 yard, 18-hole links golf course, with views of the beach.
South West Coastal Path
The UK’s longest and best-loved National Trail passes through St Ives, making this the perfect place to plan to stop and rest your feet for a few days. Or if you fancy following the trail for a few miles, you can walk up to iconic places such as Clodgy Point, Carbis Bay or Lelant.
Paradise Park and JungleBarn Indoor Play Centre
A great day out for the family where you can meet colourful flamingos, parrots, eagles, red pandas, otters and hundreds of others, plus a full programme of family-oriented activities.
National Trust, Godrevy
A sandy beach that leads on to headlands rich in wildlife and dramatic coves. At the far end of St Ives Bay, Godrevy beach is perfect for surfers, walkers, familes and anyone who just wants to relax and admire the views.
If you’ve made it this far, then it’s worth a short day trip to make it to the farthest south-western tip of the British Isles!