St Ives Holidays
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
By train / bus
London Victoria coach station – Plymouth coach station
Plymouth train to St Ives via St Erth
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.
We had a fab coastal walk to brush away the cobwebs. For the trendy people St Ives shopping is the best.
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.
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
St Andrews street