Carbis Bay Holidays St Ives

Carbis Bay Holidays :: St Ives

  • Holidays in St Ives - St Ives Harbour Beach


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St Ives holidays to remember. Famed for its beaches and azure blue sea, it’s tiny cobbled streets, the hidden corners of St Ives are waiting to be explored. St Ives is a world famous art centre with many galleries and studios including the Tate Gallery and the Barbara Hepworth Museum. It also has a well earned reputation for some of the best restaurants in Cornwall. St Ives comprises a necklace of golden beaches, whether you enjoy swimming, surfing, fishing, sailing, windsurfing,

St Ives holidays have something to offer. Beaches have excellent water quality and lifeguard cover, cleaned regularly, dogs are banned from Easter to October. As a working harbour, there are boat trips to Seal island on the gaff rig Dolly Pentreath, Porthmeor offers some of the best surfing in the area and the cliff walks offer spectacular views of the Cornish coastline. St Ives - holidays to remember.

St Ives is famous for its art galleries, studios and craftshops. Since the 19th Century, St Ives has attracted many artists, professional and amateur, with many of international acclaim, gaining inspiration here, working in studios still in use today. A stone's throw from the harbour area is a host of narrow streets and passageways comprising the old part of the town, all interconnecting and offering innumerable opportunities to explore.

With cobbled streets, steep slopes and steps, the secret corners, the unexpected delight at almost every turn, St. Ives is a sparkling treasure. Don't forget to visit the Sloop Inn this is St Ives most popular pub right on the harbour front and dates back to 1312.

It might not seem like a viable place to sunbathe, but St Ives harbour's sheltered position makes an excellent sun trap and its town centre location means many take to its broad, sandy beach at low tide. Close to all the amenities, you'll have the added attraction of sharing the harbour with brightly painted and picturesque Cornish trawlers. Dogs banned Easter to October .

As a working harbour,there are boat trips to Seal Island and trips on the gaff rig Dolly Pentreath around the harbour. The St Ives Museum close by is full of interesting material describing the history of the fishing industry in the town. Stop for a pasty along the seafront - but watch out for the seagulls.

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Restaurants in St Ives

Cornwall has always be renowned for its pasties and clotted cream and even if Padstow is credited with introducing fine cuisine to Cornwall, St Ives has certainly taken over in terms of the quality and variety of restaurants. The following are some St Ives restaurants recommended by ourselves and by our previous clients. From Carbis Bay, catch the train, be at your table 10 min... (more)

Pub Guide to St Ives

Whether you are looking for a quick bar snack with the family or a taste of some of the local brews such as Doom Bar or Tribute, St Ives has a wide choice of pubs and bars. A lot have entertainment at the weekend with some excellent bands and artists. The walk around the harbour will keep you amused, start at the oldest pub in town, The Sloop and wander along the harbour front... (more)

St Ives Art and Culture

St Ives is a world famous art centre. the renowned Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum has a worldwide reputation. With many art galleries and studios, exhibiting work from local artists, the following are a selection but you will find many more hidden away amongst the cobbled streets of St Ives. Guests of Carbis Bay Holidays can enjoy hal price entry to The Tate St Ives a... (more)

St Ives Festivals and Events

The St Ives September Festival is always a very popular local event with a wide range of international artists including World Music, Reggae, Folk, Big Band, Jazz, Contemporary, Classical, Indian and Disco Funk.  There were also talks, films, theatre, poetry and literature, exhibitions and open studios throughout the town.  St Ives is one of the places to welcome in ... (more)

Things to see and do

Planning your holiday? These are just a few ideas to get a taste of St Ives and Carbis Bay. First of all take a stroll around the town and slow down to the pace of Cornwall,  spend a little time looking around the shops and galleries in Fore Street and then cut through to Porthmeor, a circular walk passing The Island, Porthgwidden beach and you are back to the Wharf or Har... (more)

Shopping in St Ives

St Ives has a variety of independent shops and boutiques as well as the usual suspects on every high street. You can enjoy wandering through the cobbled streets for some retail therapy and maybe find the perfect treasure to remind you of your cornish holiday. With something different around every corner, specialist gift shops, art studios, surf shacks and plenty of ot... (more)

St Ives to Carbis Bay Walk

From the harbour of St Ives take the coast path past the Lifeboat Station through the "Warren" area of St Ives, you arrive at the wonderful Porthminster Beach. You may be tempted to stop off for lunch at the famous and well regarded Porthminster Cafe. The terminus station of the St Ives Branch line is just above the beach but this walk to Carbis Bay is one t... (more)

St Ives to Zennor Walk

The walk from St Ives to Zennor along the South West Coast Path is officially categorised as "severe", other helpful websites describe it as difficult or moderate.  Having experienced it ourselves it is certainly not to be underestimated. The best route is perhaps to go from the Tate Gallery, Porthmeor Beach having stocked up well with pasties in town and w... (more)

Train Travel to St Ives

St Ives is easily accessible by train from anywhere in the UK.  There are a number of properties close to the Porthminster station at each, some within walking distance although be mindful of carrying your luggage up the hills, check the location map against each.  The St Ives Branch line is perhaps one of the most scenic in the UK so perhaps experience it at least o... (more)

Car Parks in St Ives

Parking in St Ives is at a premium, many of the self catering properties in the town do not have allocated parking so guests will find that they are asked to park in one of the public car parks. During high season, changeover days of Friday and Saturday are particularly chaotic in the Town so ignore the challenge of trying to park if you are a casual visitor on these days. A ... (more)

Bus Routes St Ives

St Ives, Carbis Bay and Lelant are all linked by the scenic coastal railway, in addition there are regular bus connections between the three. You may also wish to go further afield to Penzance, Marazion, Truro or Helston and what better way than to relax and use public transport. Through the summer, the open top bus trip is also worth a trip, you can pick this up anyway a... (more)

St Ives Weather Forecast

This part of West Cornwall has a unique micro climate.  Lelant is in fact at the centre of the Gulf Stream in the UK. Weather changes very quickly, but the forecast may be useful. Of course a visit to St Ives shoudn't be weather dependant, there is so much to see and do all year round.   Of course if you are looking for up to date weather posi... (more)

Free WiFi Hotspots in St Ives

Most of the properties Carbis Bay Holidays offer, provide free Wifi however, if you require a connection whilst on the move in the area, there is free WIFI provided in a number of local establishments .  Some provide an unsecured connection, others you may have to ask a member of staff for a "key", some you may have to make a purchase. St Ives The Hub - The Wharf On Sho... (more)

Whats on in St Ives Cornwall

Here are some of the events and activities that are happening in and around St Ives and Cornwall througout over the coming weeks. If you find that you would like a break away from the beach, why not wander along to one of the many interesting exhibitions, festivals and activities. We will continue to update this list throughout the month so please come back and check i... (more)

Local Services

St Ives offers a host of useful day to day services, including banks, shops, medical services, internet access etc.  Banks The following banks can be found in St Ives: Barclays, High Street, St. Ives, TR26 1RT Nat West, Tregenna Hill, St Ives, TR26 1ST Lloyds TSB, High Street, St Ives, TR26 1RY HSBC, 5 High Street, St Ives, TR26 1RX The Yorkshire Building Society, 11 Hig... (more)

St Ives Cornwall Know the Tide Times

Tide times in the UK vary around the coast depending on the position of the moon, sun and various other influences. The times will vary up and down the coastline and and also vary from the North Coast of Cornwall to the South Coast, they are also affected considerably by the weather particularly air pressure. Check out our webcam for live video of Carbis Bay to view the curre... (more)

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