Once you’ve parked your car with us you won’t need to leave St Ives. Whether you want a relaxed beach holiday, a cultural discovery, a coastal path walk, a gentle meander through town or a food lovers getaway, St Ives has it all.

We are lucky to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the country and even within St Ives all five of our beaches are unique, each with their own character, some are even Blue Flag!

St Ives has been a magnet for artists for many years, drawn by the unique light of our shores. 3 Porthminster itself was once the home of Charles Marriott (art critic and author) between 1903 – 1010. There are many galleries to explore, not least the Tate. The award-winning Porthminster Gallery is just a short stroll away and for something a bit special the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture garden is a must see to appreciate her sculptures dotted around town.

The South West Coast Path runs through St Ives and we are perfectly positioned for either the challenging but rewarding route to Zennor or the slightly less strenuous stroll to Carbis Bay and beyond. Alternatively go inland and take the pilgrim route of St Michael’s Way which leads you to St Michael’s Mount. Whatever you fancy we have plenty of maps and guidebooks to help you decide on a route.

Alternatively stay in St Ives and appreciate it’s wonderful restaurants and bars, there’s plenty of nightlife to be had!


We are ideally located for day trips out and always happy to recommend our favourites:

St Michael’s Mount – no trip to West Cornwall would be complete without a visit to this unique sight.

The Minack Theatre – perched dramatically on the edge of a cliff above the beautiful Porthcurno beach, a trip to this place is a must, even if you are not catching a performance.

Land’s End – mainland Britain’s most South-westerly point and ideally situated to explore the stunning scenery of our county.

The Eden Project – easily reached from us on a day trip, experience the largest indoor rainforest in the world in massive Biomes nestled in a crater.

St Ives harbour beach
The harbour beach
Between Land's End and Sennen on the South West Coast Path
South West Coast Path
St Michael's Mount
St Michael's Mount

However you choose to spend your time with us, it will be a holiday to remember.