Holiday St Ives Cornwall
If you are planning a holiday in St Ives Cornwall, you will find that it is an excellent location for touring the local area. St Ives is world famous for its beauty, has much to offer everyone and once visited is an experience, never to be forgotten.
Where else, outside the Mediterranean resorts of Italy and France, will you find a labyrinth of cobbled streets and alleyways bedecked with brightly coloured floral displays and with the sound of the sea and the golden sandy beaches around almost every corner?
St Ives was recently voted "THE BEST SEASIDE RESORT IN THE UK" by the US magazine 'English Heritage'.
Overlooking Porthmeor Beach is the dazzling white building of the Tate
Gallery, St Ives, which has an international reputation as one of the great
European centres of art.
A wide and varied range of private and public art galleries add to the pleasure and enjoyment of the St Ives Artistic Experience including the famous Dame Barbara Hepworth Museum and the equally famous Bernard Leach Pottery. There is also the town's September Festival which is a two week annual celebration of music and art.
St Ives has glorious beaches which have won numerous awards from the Tidy Britain Group because of clean golden sands and professional life guard cover and excellent beach cafes. You have numerous beaches to choose from where you can spend your time: Porthmeor surfing beach, the lovely Porthgwidden beach, the sandy harbour front, or the family beach of Porthminster. Come and experience these wonderful beaches which are famous for their clear crystal blue waters, rolling surf and golden sands.
For those who enjoy walking there are some of the most beautiful walks in the whole of West Cornwall just on your doorstep.
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