We are often asked about our favourite places to visit around Cornwall, there are far too many to choose from, however this idyllic place is definitely near the top of our list... St Ives.
Whatever the weather, there is always so many things that we love to do whenever we are in St Ives. January is one of our favourite times to visit as there are less crowds. With so many cosy cafes, wonderful art galleries, beautiful boutiques and stunning sceneries it is 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, 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 its bright blue sky's or exciting stormy seas, you wont be missing out on the views! There is constantly new exhibitions, to find out whats 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.