The town itself arcs around the harbour - the heart of the historic fishing community with the legacy of fishing boats bobbing in the harbour itself whilst families play on the beaches of golden sand, and explore winding cobbled streets, finding treasures such as the wide range of small independent shops, the Leach Pottery, the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Museum, the St Ives Museum and the Tate St Ives. With the benefit of the warmth of the Gulf Stream, the area also enjoys a mild sub-tropical climate.
Year round, St Ives has the power to captivate and enthral. With a busy events calendar, the town is often buzzing with excitement from the Feast Day in February (with the traditional hurling of the silver ball), to home-grown theatre productions, the St Ives September Festival, and the year ending with Christmas celebrations and the renowned New Years Eve event where fancy dress is nearly obligatory!
St Ives boasts a wide range of accommodation what ever your looking for, St Ives has it; hotels, guest houses and holiday cottages, with a similarly wide range of places to eat - from takeaways, cafe’s, to fine dining restaurants.