St Ives, Cornwall is a seaside town in the far west of the county. Over the last 150 years it has been both a popular holiday destination and an internationally renowned school of painting, growing from its origins as a small fishing village.
The town sits in a beautiful location on St Ives Bay and it and the surrounding area have a wide selection of holiday homes and cottages, self-catering flats, numerous hotels both large and small, plus an excellent selection of bed and breakfast accommodation. There is a good choice of camping, touring and holiday parks. You are never more than ten to fifteen minutes from a beach in this part of Cornwall.
A thriving art community since the late 19th century and now home to a branch of the Tate Gallery which is currently undergoing further expansion, for the art lover it provides an art holiday destination which really delivers.
This ancient fishing town has a good selection of restaurants and a modest night life. Fun filled and interesting days out for all the family are close by, plus great beaches right on your doorstep. St Ives encompasses all you could want for a family holiday or simply a relaxing short break.