With a beautiful harbour, narrow streets, and endless photo opportunities, the seaside town of St. Ives is one of the true treasures in Cornwall. Situated on the northern coastline, directly north of Penzance, St. Ives has a thriving arts scene and artists have been coming here to paint the beautiful landscape, the sea, and fascinating streets for more than 200 years.
St. Ives harbour is particularly tourist friendly and features many waterfront attractions and eateries. During the summer, St. Ives becomes especially busy as tourists arrive to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the town's beaches. Tourism is a vital part of the town's economy, so do make time to visit the St. Ives Tourist Information Centre at the Guildhall, where staff offer advice to make sure that you enjoy your stay.
If travelling by car, St Ives is just a few miles off the main A30. St Ives can also be reached by train by changing at St Erth. St Ives station is situated near the town centre. The branch line to St Ives has been described has having some of the most beautiful views in the country.
Photo of St Ives