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Because we’re local, we know the best beaches to walk, places to eat out and things to do. Let us inspire you and help make your next break to St Ives, your best yet.

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Our Favourite Views in Cornwall

A land of untamed natural beauty, the verdant underbelly, rolling seas and sweeping horizons of Cornwall call to all those with a little wild running through their veins. Just begging to be admired, these awe-inspiring scenes are in easy reach of our cottages in St Ives and provide unparalleled opportunity for inspiration and reflection. Whether you are sat atop a wind-scoured tor or perched above a sand-blanketed cove, browse our favourite views in Cornwall and get ready to sit back and let your gaze pull you into the horizon.

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Artistic Inspiration in St Ives

Wandering the cobbled streets of St Ives between rows of whitewashed cottages and the infinite sea, you are retracing the steps of some of the world’s greatest artists. Turner, Nicholson, Hepworth, Leach and Lanyon are but some of the names to have been inspired by this wonderful seaside town, becoming irrevocably intertwined in its dramatic landscapes and changing the shape of British Modernism for generations to come.

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 Cornwall’s New Dog Beach Bans

Cornwall’s New Beach Rules for Dogs

Cornwall has announced its new seasonal beach regulations and it is great news for dogs! If you’re a fan of St Ives and its surrounds, you’ll know all too well the appeal of heady summer days. With crystal clear seas lapping white-sand beaches, ice cream by the bucketful and plenty of daylight hours to draw out sun worshipping and sea swimming, it’s enough to have anyone running out of the door, towel in hand.

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Best Family Cycle Trails in Cornwall

Whether you are looking to retrace heritage trails, whip through emerald woodland, cut along the coast or tour the whole length of Cornwall, there are a huge number of cycle trails weaving their way across the county. From stabilisers to high-speed pursuits, find the right trail to meet your biking needs and look forward to unforgettable adventures a la Cornwall.

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Unmissable Family Boat Trips

St Ives Boats Best for: The seals Calling all seal fans: this is the one for you. Setting off from the exceptionally beautiful St Ives harbour, St Ives Boats welcome you to join them for a tour around the aptly-named Seal Island or head across the bay towards Godrevy Lighthouse. The only accredited wildlife safe operator (WISe Scheme) in St Ives Bay, you will be able to see adorable seals in their natural habitat and snap that perfect picture to take home with you. 

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Great Escapes: Cornwall’s Scenic Railways

A magical way to discover the county together, the stunning branch lines of Cornwall offer some of the most incredible views the UK has to offer. From thickly wooded valleys to sweeping, heather-tufted moorland to white sand beaches lapped by crystal clear seas, each of these journeys provides plenty to capture your attention and further fuel your love for Cornwall – and each other.  

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We love School Holidays!

❤ February half term for pasty’s, soaring above the canopy and ice skating! Bring the kids to Eden this February half term and watch their delight as they zip wire over Eden’s magical biomes! Then take a walk on the wild side and explore what the tropical and Mediterranean biomes have to offer. With the Eden Project gearing up to host the WORLD pasty championships, there’s no better time treat the kids to their first, locally made Cornish pasty and spend the afternoon ice skating at Eden’s winter ice rink.

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How to spend a 3 day weekend in St Ives

Not much beats a lovely long weekend to St Ives to regroup after a busy Christmas. There's also some great winter deals to be had.  If you're a foodie you don't want to miss exploring the area and popping out to lunch at the nearby Godolphin Arms in Marazion - it overlooks the sensational St Michael’s Mount causeway! Or perhaps you'll tuck into the catch of the day at the award winning, 12th Century Victoria Inn in Penzance. 

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Cornish Events to WOW!

St Ives is the perfect place to base yourself to discover a little of what the rest of Cornwall has to offer, and Cornwall’s event calendar is jam-packed with showstoppers throughout 2020! Here’s a few of our favourites – see you there!

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Cornwall’s Must-Visit Historic Attractions

Whether you are coming to Cornwall for a short break or a leisurely drawn-out holiday, you should definitely put time aside for visiting some of the county’s must-see historic attractions. Up there with the most intriguing in the world, you can dance to the music of time, Cornish-style. To get started, check out our list of some of the most interesting historical sites in Cornwall, from Neolithic monuments to old tin mines:

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Storm Watching Spots Near St Ives

If you are planning a holiday in St Ives this winter, you may well be hoping to see some of the fantastic storms that hit the coast. Incredible natural displays that make no secrets of Mother Nature’s might, these storms are quite something to behold. Fortunately, there are excellent storm watching locations close to St Ives, which means you won’t have to go very far to secure the best spot and enjoy the show for yourself!

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Christmas lunch in Cornwall

Top 5 Places for a Cornish Christmas Day Lunch

Oh yes, it’s that time of year again! Whether you are tinsel-clad fanatic or, well, a bit of a Grinch, there’s no denying the allure of a piping hot Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. If you are lucky enough to find yourself in Cornwall this Yuletide, we can certainly recommend some places to go to munch on lunch, toast to the roast and wavey to the gravy (sorry, there are no excuses for that last one) on Christmas Day 2019. Without further ado, here are the top 5 places for a Christmas Day lunch in Cornwall this year:

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