Visit St. Ives: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in St. Ives

Tate St Ives
Tate St Ives is an art gallery in St Ives, Cornwall, England, exhibiting work by modern British artists with links to the St Ives area.
Porthmeor Beach

Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
St. Ives was our vacation in our vacation! We enjoyed the laid back atmosphere. April was a good choice for us as the restaurants and beaches were not too crowded. There were just enough people to give the town a festive atmosphere. Public transportation was a godsend when our feet were tired.
Canada
May 19, 2017
10
Exceptional
Great atmosphere, great shops, pubs, pub food (especially the Sloop), beaches and views. Even though we did not take our dog we will return with him because so many businesses are "dog-friendly"! Seagulls were a pain.
Jeff
United Kingdom
May 20, 2017
10
Exceptional
St Ives is a lovely town with beautiful beaches. The restaurants and beach cafes are superb and offer excellent choices - well presented and delicious! Very interesting galleries and small shops .
Roberta
United Kingdom
May 20, 2017
10
Exceptional
Amazingly location. So much to see and do. Great pubs and restaurants. Compact and everything within a short walk. Don't miss the Tate which is outstanding!
Peter
United Kingdom
May 20, 2017
8
Very Good
Variety of restaurants was large. Service was great. Lots to do and see. No hire cars available was the only downside.
Australia
May 19, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in St. Ives

Tregenna Castle Resort

8.3 Very Good

Score from 1,436 reviews

$129

Average price per night
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  • “amazing views”
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The Western Hotel

7.9 Good

Score from 812 reviews

$111

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Primrose Valley Hotel

9.1 Wonderful

Score from 293 reviews

$228

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “location was great”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Pedn-Olva

8.8 Excellent

Score from 600 reviews

$129

Average price per night
  • “amazing views”
    207 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    117 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
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St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa

7.9 Good

Score from 908 reviews

$124

Average price per night
  • “amazing views”
    205 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “great pool area”
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Treloyhan Manor Hotel

7.8 Good

Score from 1,311 reviews

$59

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    237 related reviews
  • “beautiful building”
    215 related reviews
  • “location was great”
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The Gannet Inn

8.9 Excellent

Score from 183 reviews

$228

Average price per night
The Garrack Hotel & Restaurant

8.8 Excellent

Score from 418 reviews

$105

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    93 related reviews
  • “amazing views”
    91 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
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The St Ives Bay Hotel

7 Good

Score from 199 reviews

$75

Average price per night
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Recommended in St. Ives

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

Easy access to the South West Coast Walk, either directly from St Ives or driving to other sections. Beautiful coves and good beach cafes within the town.

The sea food cafe. Fresh fish of many varieties that you chose from a wet fish display.

Several lovely beaches to choose from, each with its own characteristic.

Are you watching Poldark? THAT scenery I am talking about!

The Rum and Crab Shack. Super food in a lovely setting.

Booking.com asked travelers...

Why do you recommend St. Ives for food?

not there long enough to try much out.

Warm white sand, very safe

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