How to Have the Perfect St. Ives Holiday

Aleta Fimbres 13/09/2013

St. Ives is one of the best destinations for holiday in the UK. There is almost no place better. St. Ives is full of beaches, culture, history, art, and beautiful scenery. There is so much to do in St. Ives that it can get a little overwhelming. But have no worries, this little comprehensive guide will help you make your way through the wonderful place that is St. Ives.

Where to Stay

One of the most important decisions for a holiday is where you stay. If you book the right accommodation then you’re setting yourself up for a blissful time. The best option is to go with something homey yet luxurious. You can have a luxury self-catering St. Ives holiday to make this dream come true. This will give you your own kitchen, living room, and balcony. Plenty of space to live the way you want. Self-catering St. Ives at Hawkes Point is affordable and great for a family, a couple, or a group of friends.

What Beaches to Check Out

The grand daddy of all the beaches in the St. Ives area is Carbis Bay Beach. It was placed inside the top 20 list of most beautiful beaches in the world. You can’t knock its credentials! A great place to relax and enjoy life. You can also check out Porthmeor if you like to surf or want to learn how. 


If hitting the links is the way you like to enjoy your time off then check out the links golf course in the area. Try and shoot par at this well received course, hopefully you aren’t throwing a club by the time you reach the 7th hole!


One of the best day trips to take in St. Ives is out to Land’s End. This is the western most point in England. There you can see lighthouses, amazing cliffs over the water, and islands out on the horizon. It is a great place to snap a few pictures and enjoy a good meal.


There is tons of culture and history in St. Ives. There are two great places to see art works in the area. One is the Hepworth Museum and the other is the Newlyn School of Design. Both of these galleries pay homage to the art wave that came through the area in the 1900’s. Another great place to check out is the Minnack Theatre. Here you can see renditions of Shakespeare here. The best part of this theater is that it is on the cliffs giving you one of the best backdrops for a play ever.

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