Saint Ives Things to Do

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  • 1. JB Adventures

    St ives is a stunning seaside town with some of the UK`s best beaches. and what better place to Stand up paddle board. The guys at JB Adventures are a really helpful, fun and professional bunch that...

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  • 2. Porthmeor Beach

    Portmeor is the largest of St. Ives’ four beaches and the only one not enjoying the protection of St. Ives Bay. Whereas the other three beaches are idea for...

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  • 3. The Tate

    The Tate St. Ives attracts a lot of attention, and opinion about its merits or otherwise are very polarised. Opinions are subjective of course, but firstly here...

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  • 4. The Island

    St. Ives gets a fair number of day visitors and I wouldn’t mind betting that most will go to the beach, have a wander around the harbour and tramp the streets...

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  • 5. Porthgwidden Beach

    Excluding Carbis Bay, which is further on around St. Ives Bay, there are four main beaches in St. Ives - the Harbour Beach, Porthminster, Porthmeor and...

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  • 6. Porthminster Beach

    If you arrive in St. Ives by train the first thing that you’ll see, apart from the platform, is Porthminster beach. It’s a great introduction to the town...

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  • 7. The Harbour

    Even if you’ve brought the kids away just to play on the wonderful St. Ives beaches, it’s the harbour that you’ll always be drawn back to.Protected by the West...

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  • 8. High-adrenalin coasteering adventures!

    If you're spending any time in west Cornwall, be sure to take a trip with Kernow Coasteering. They are the UK's most westerly provider of this adventure...

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  • 9. Go For A Beer - #4 The Lifeboat Inn

    This pub has an unbeatable location overlooking Harbour Beach and externally is a hell-of-a-looker with its inviting doorway and window looking out onto the...

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  • 10. Go For A Beer - #3 The Castle Inn

    Now this was much more like it!! The Castle is a traditional-looking pub from the outside with its mullioned srtained glass windows through which the diffused...

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  • 11. Go For A Beer - #2 The Union Inn

    From the outside this loked like it was going to be a proper pub but inside was a total disappointment. Admittedly I'd dropped in late lunchtime and most people...

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  • 12. Tate St Ives

    I didn't have time for this on my afternoon visit but I'll definitely make the time for it when I next get down this neck of the woods and probably double up...

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  • 13. Go For A Beer - #1 The Sloop Inn

    Having stuck to my principle of never having a drink until I've done something either creative, constructive or energetic I reckoned my wanders around the town...

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  • 14. St Ives Museum

    Unfortunately this was shut when I visited - it closes down between the start of November until the beginning of April - but it does look like an interesting...

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  • 15. Walking The Streets

    St Ives town centre is a maze of narrow streets, some cobbled, others not and even the main shopping areas of Fore Street, High Street and Treganna are cosily...

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  • 16. Enjoy The Beaches

    Even though my only visit, so far, has been a November one I couldn't help but be impressed by the golden-sanded beaches here. There are four distinct stretches...

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  • 17. Walking The SWCP

    St Ives is on the South West Coastal Path, Britain's longest footpath which follows the coastline for 630 miles from Minehead in North Somerset, round the point...

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  • 18. The Minack Theatre

    I've given this one some thought with The Tate Gallery and some of the beautiful coastal walks but I decided by asking myself what would be the must do activity...

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  • 19. Harbour Amusements

    I find it wonderful that St Ives Harbour is left as a harbour and not ruined by row after row of amusement arcades. It is the most peaceful holiday town I know...

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  • 20. St Nicholas Chapel

    St Nicholas is the chapel you can see on the hilly peninsula called The Island that make up the far end of St Ives old town and which looks slightly desolate...

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  • 21. Porthmeor Beach

    Porthmeor is the biggest of the St Ives beaches and also the one most suitable for surfing since it is facing outwards towards the wild Atlantic and the waves...

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  • 22. St Ives Lifeboat

    Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI for short) has lifeboats in selected harbour towns all over Britain and relies on voluntary help and donations to...

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  • 23. Wallis' Cottage

    This tip is for those of you who are into art, since Alfred Wallis (1855-1942) was a famous painter who worked in St Ives. He moved here early on to work as a...

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  • 24. Paint courses

    What could be funnier than painting a bit yourself if the art aspect is your main reason for visiting St Ives? This is just one of several art schools but it...

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  • 25. Geevor Tin Mine - A World Heritage

    Not in St Ives but in Pendeen on the way to St Just and Land's End, this is still very much a "must see" and easily done even by bus (those to Land's End stop...

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