St Ives in Cornwall

A misty dreamland of unnamed colours... a fantasy land with beautiful beaches and soft soft sand...a captivating muse for many a canvas...
St. Ives.
This charming child of Cornwall nestles cosily on the south-west coast-line... bewitching all those who visit it with its uncommon beauty...

Beautiful Beaches
St. Ives is a little peninsula, surrounded on almost all sides by blue glittering water and blessed with three beautiful golden beaches.

Porthmeor Beach
This is St. Ives sensational surf beach. Enjoy the joyous crashing waves and surf till you drop! And if youve never surfed before, then take the help of the friendly surf-schools and before you know it, youll be riding the wondrous waves!

Porthgwidden Beach
The lovely Porthgwidden Beach is a sandy and sheltered cove opening out to the clean and crystal-clear sea. Youll have a marvellous time swimming in its safe and docile waters....

The Porthminster beach lolls lazily for almost half a mile. Here the sea is mild and the sand is gentle. You can stretch out on it glorious fine sand, and enjoy the lapping of the pretty waves and the cries of the sea-gulls. Or even slowly stroll on the beach and let the sun-kissed sands tickle your bare feet...

Art and Aesthetics
For more than a hundred years, St. Ives has been the favourite haunt for artists. It is home to numerous art galleries and studios.
Tates Gallery, which opened in 1993, is its most renowned art gallery. You can savour their brilliant exhibitions and magnificent creations. The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Coast to Coast Collection are their most popular attractions.
St. Ives will certainly appease your appetite for aesthetics, and maybe even inspire you to wield the brush and mix a palette!

Life and Leisure
Take a walk though the lush countryside and experience the celebration of colours and fragrances. Tall trees, shrubs, wild honeysuckle, foxgloves, fuchsias, and green hedges studded with clinging buds...its not for nothing that St. Ives is a regular winner of the Britain in Bloom contest...
When you walk down the old crooked cobbled lanes of the village, youll see the centuries-old fishermens cottages made of ancient granite. And dainty little gardens exhibiting their pretty flowers try to catch your eye. ..

New Year Celebrations
New Year at St. Ives is a marvellous extravaganza. All the village folk dress up in grand costumes and indulge in a lavish fancy-dress party. And all the visiting guests are invited to join in on the merry-making. The streets are alit with twinkling lights, the music, dancing and feasting have no end, and the skies light up with brilliant fireworks...
Life at St. Ives is one continuous celebration...of beauty and joy...

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