"Wonderful scenery and great food!" Top 5 Page for this destination Saint Ives by londonbabe
Saint Ives Travel Guide: 164 reviews and 380 photos
St Ives, tucked in a corner of the North Cornwall coast, has been an inspiration for artists for many years. When you arrive, blinking, from grimy London after a five hour train ride, the first thing you notice is the quality of the light. Clear air, brilliant sunshine: everything seems to be cleaner, more highly coloured. All around are some spectacular scenes - the sea breaking against the cliffs, golden half moon bays lapped by green-blue water. And, best of all, there are now some excellent restaurants where you can sit and look at the waves (and the dolphins!) and eat very well indeed.
Only one drawback - the narrow streets quickly fill with tourists during high season.
Many people come to and through St Ives because of the South West Coast Path - England's longest National Trail. The stretch westwards from St Ives, along the cliffs, is a treat for the senses: the Atlantic crashing against the rocks, wild flowers all around and seabirds wheeling above you.
- In a nutshell:I want to go back - now!
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