Top reasons to visit:

  • Beach (513)
  • Scenery (240)
  • Relaxation (238)
  • Food (149)
  • Art (145)
  • Shopping (130)
  • Art Galleries (124)
  • Walking (118)
  • Coastal Walks (109)
  • Sand Beaches (108)

St. Ives was highly rated for beach by 6 guests from the United States!

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The beach means different things to different people. What did the beach in St. Ives mean to you?

Anonymous, Unknown location

10 days ago Report

Beautiful golden sands at Carbis bay and azure sea are just fab for everyone families included

What effect did the scenery in St. Ives have on you?

Bernard, United Kingdom

11 days ago Report

brought back memories of the time I lived there as a young boy, with my Parents

Sheer cliffs or soft sand? What makes the coast perfect for walks in St. Ives?

valerie, United Kingdom

22 days ago Report

Rugged coast with coves and sandy beaches. Some wild seas and rocks in one direction but longer sandy beaches and calmer seas in the other. Seals and plenty of birds.

What made the beach in St. Ives unforgettable?

Anonymous, Unknown location

23 days ago Report

Pure white sands; turquoise seas. 4 beaches!

What seafood experience in St. Ives is still on your mind?

sinead, Ireland

10 days ago Report

We ate in the Seafood Cafe and the hake with caper butter and potato gratin was great !

Tell us what you really thought about the art in St. Ives?

Peter, United Kingdom

12 days ago Report

There is great music at the Kettle & Wink pub on Wednesdays & Fridays, when you'll hear some of the country's best folk music - all created by local musicians

Why do you recommend St. Ives for food?

Janice, United Kingdom

20 days ago Report

Good value selection of bistros/cafés, take outs & bakeries offering local Cornish produce as well as cuisine from further away.

Why do people say St. Ives can be seen best by foot?

Federica, United Kingdom

9 days ago Report

You can enjoy the amazing view walking around St.Ives and reach the top of the hill where you can see the bay and the rest of the village.

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in St. Ives.

Peter, United Kingdom

12 days ago Report

Great variety of shops - from traditional seaside fare to high end fashion and art

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

valerie, United Kingdom

22 days ago Report

We loved "The Loft". Not cheap but the food was delicious and the wine very reasonably priced. The waitresses were friendly but professional. In all one of our nicest meals anywhere. 3 courses: £100 for 2 including wine.
  • Nature 12 endorsements

Describe the nature in St. Ives.

Michael, United Kingdom

30 days ago Report

Fresh air and bird life
  • Relaxation 238 endorsements

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in St. Ives.

valerie, United Kingdom

22 days ago Report

Sitting on the headland watching the sea
  • Fine Dining 13 endorsements

What makes fine dining in St. Ives stand out?

Andrew, United Kingdom

6 days ago Report

Would recommend a visit the the seafood cafe, but a reservation is essential.
  • History 16 endorsements

What is it in St. Ives that makes history come to life?

Peter, United Kingdom

12 days ago Report

The Tate takes you into the artistic history, along with the Barbara Hepworth home & garden - plus there are galleries which specialise in the top end of contemporary art.
  • Museums 12 endorsements

What did you discover about the museums in St. Ives that wasn't in the guidebooks?

Maggie, United Kingdom

17 days ago Report

There are an amazing number of pieces of sculpture in the Barbara Hepworth Garden.
  • Beaches for Kids 34 endorsements

What did your kids enjoy the most at the beaches in St. Ives?

Kevin, Australia

3 days ago Report

We don't didn't have children on this trip
  • Water Sports 10 endorsements

What's your best tip for water-sport novices in St. Ives?

Michael, United Kingdom

11 days ago Report

The St Ives Surf School and beach area provides everything for beach activities for all the family
  • Boating 17 endorsements

What kind of boating is St. Ives best for?

Wes, United Kingdom

29 days ago Report

Boat trips across the harbour some are self-drive.
  • Vegetarian cuisine 7 endorsements

What will make vegetarians' mouths water when they head to St. Ives?

Fiona, United Kingdom

6 days ago Report

There is just so much to choose from!! The Balcony is an amzing place for drinks and Spinachios is perfect for discerning Veggies! :-)
  • Sunsets 7 endorsements

What's the best way to watch a sunset in St. Ives?

Fiona, United Kingdom

6 days ago Report

From your romm at the Pedn Olva with a glass of wine! :-) Pure Bliss!

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