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Harbour Image of St Ives in Summer

Interesting things to do in St Ives

We're often asked about our favourite places to visit around Cornwall and whilst there are far too many to choose from, this idyllic place is definitely near the top of our list... St Ives. 
Whatever the weather, there are always so many things that we love to do whenever we're in St Ives. With so many cosy cafes, wonderful art galleries, beautiful boutiques and stunning sceneries it's hard to narrow it down, but here are our top 5 things to do on a day in St Ives.
1. First On The List... Visit Cream Cornwall!
Pop into our store for a browse and say hello to our lovely staff! As well as stocking our online products, we also have some one of kind pieces unique to our St Ives store, making the trip well worth the visit!
2. Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden 

Barbara Hepworth first came to live in Cornwall with her husband Ben Nicholson and their young family at the outbreak of war in 1939. She lived and worked in Trewyn studios, now the Barbara Hepworth Museum, from 1949 until her death in 1975. Most of the bronzes are in the positions in which the artist herself placed them. The garden itself was laid out by Barbara Hepworth with help from a friend.

3. St Ives Harbour Beach
One of the most spectacular scenes in Cornwall is St Ives Harbour Beach. We think this sums up our love for Cornwall in a picture. The quaint coastal cottages, the bright blue sea, colourful fishing boats,  and of course the local seals popping up to say hello. I think it is fair to say this is one of the most postcard perfect photo destinations in Cornwall. 
Beautiful photo by  @a_cornish_life
4. St Ives Bay
St Ives Bay stretches for 6 miles from the town, all the way around to Godrevy Head. The River Hayle flows into St Ives bay from the south via a broad tidal estuary, a very popular place for birdwatching. The Bay covers many beaches such as Gwithian, a popular surf beach and more quieter sheltered areas such as Porthkidney Sands. 
5. Tate Gallery St. Ives
The Tate Gallery is great for a sunny or rainy day as the gallery over looks the Atlantic ocean, so whether it's bright blue skies or exciting stormy seas, you won't be missing out on the views! There are constantly new exhibitions so it doesn't matter if you've already been, there's always new artworks to explore.  To find out what's on when you're visiting St Ives, have a look on their website .
Enjoy your visit to St Ives and let us know some of your favourite things to do when visiting this spectacular place.
If you're looking for some coastal walks whilst you've got some time on your hands, then perhaps take a look at a few of our favourites and get your walking shoes on! We love walking around the Roseland, exploring the Helford river with a walk to Grebe beach, or walking from beautiful Mylor to picturesque Flushing. 
Rebecca and Allison X


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