St Ives Holidays

St Ives Holidays

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Family holidays in St Ives, Cornwall

Getting to St Ives

So, you want to have a St Ives holiday? For the sake of this blog, we are travelling from London

By car – approx. 5hrs 36 mins 309 miles

A40 to M40

Follow M4 and M5 to A30 Devon

follow A30 to St Ives via A3074

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By train / bus

London Victoria coach station – Plymouth coach station

Plymouth train to St Ives via St Erth

By plane

London Paddington train to Heathrow

London Heathrow to Newquay plane

Newquay bus station to Redruth bus station

Redruth – St Ives via St Erth


A weekend in St Ives

Day 1 arrive

After our long journey – it’s time to unwind have some Cornish wine and appreciate a sea view from porthminister café. We headed down to the Mermaid located in fish street and had a fabulous seafood dish.

Day 2

We had a fab coastal walk to brush away the cobwebs. For the trendy people St Ives shopping is the best.

Day 3

Going further afield and being more adventurous – how about a visit to the Eden project or another stunning location – Padstow.


A St Ives holiday is a must, it has been many peoples favourite seaside town in Cornwall – the telegraph has named St Ives on of the best British destinations.

A walk through the high street, via the back streets; we came upon the Tate gallery. The Tate St Ives focuses in modern art

Why not try a surf lesson via St Ives surf school

For the best Ice cream in town visit – Moomaid of Zennor ice cream parlour what a treat.

Where for lunch – I go to Pedn Olva , a restaurant and hotel just located out of town with its panoramic views over port minister beach  and St Ives town . It serves the best seafood, meat and sandwiches

There are 3 major beaches to enjoy your St Ives holiday – portmeor , portminister and Carbis bay.

st ives beach

st ives beach

What to do in St Ives

St Ives is quite small – the winding streets are a joy to get lost in. St Ives is home to the Barbara Hepworth museum and

sculpture gardens and also the Tate gallery which is come highly recommended. You might be lucky to visit the farmers and craft fair. Also visit St Nicholas chapel (St Nicholas is the patron saint of children also sailors)


Where to eat in St Ives

The rum and castle

The bean inn – vegan cuisine

Willy Wallers – ice cream factory

Johns – the liquor Cellar



The Wharf

St Andrews street

Porth minister

Carbis bay



Pick St Ives as your next Cornwall holiday