Glorious Shores: St Ives

We headed west on our journey of Wild Britain to the rugged shores of Cornwall, and found the Jewel of Cornwall – St Ives.

Date
October 21st 2013

We headed west on our journey of Wild Britain to the rugged shores of Cornwall, and found the Jewel of Cornwall – St Ives.

St Ives is a glorious seaside parish and fishing port situated in Cornwall, just north of Penzance. The town lies on the coast of the Celtic sea and has been an artists’ colony since the 1880s. As well as artists flocking to this Cornish town it is a very popular tourist resort, playing host to 4 beautiful sandy beaches and benefiting from a mild oceanic climate all year round - the perfect combination for a British holiday!

The town is internationally renowned for some of the most exhilarating art of the 20th century and there are around 30 art galleries, including The Tate St Ives (part of the Tate London), which opened in 1993. The gallery sits on a hillside and has stunning views over Porthmeor beach and the Atlantic Ocean.

There are many invigorating coastal walks to explore, as well as fishing trips that are organised from the harbour, still used by the Cornish fishermen who bring in their hauls of fish on a daily basis. For more information about visiting this wonderful seaside town visit stives-cornwall.co.uk