"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.

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  • Last visit to Saint Ives: May 2005
  • Intro Updated Jun 1, 2005
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  • Sjalen's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2010 at 12:26 PM

    Take me with you! I love the place :)))

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2009 at 6:46 AM

    Thanks for your nice page! I've heard about that splendid place....

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2009 at 5:42 AM

    We are off to St Ives soon - thanks for the lovely tips!!!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2007 at 9:32 AM

    Hi Sarah Londonbabe! been checking out your St Ives, havent been to much of Cornwall yet except Tintagel so have abit more travelling to do and things to see!Thx 4 yrs to look in the meantime!

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2006 at 8:05 AM

    Hello Sarah! Saint Ives looks really nice. I've not been to Cornwall yet but I really want to go there one day. Happy birthday from Finland!

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2005 at 11:00 AM

    I'm with Sue - St. Ives sounds like a great break.

  • carlrea's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2005 at 9:02 AM

    I've always loved St Ives, great informative tips!

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2005 at 12:27 AM

    sad to sat, i've never been to st ives's look great

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2005 at 11:44 AM

    Ohhh, you finally made it to lovely St. Ives and its famous Tate Gallery *winkygrin* .... fabulous little page with brilliant photos ... enjoy your time at the Festival in Edinboro .... :o)

  • sue_stone's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2005 at 10:41 PM

    Note to self: book long weekend to St Ives ASAP!! Looks and sounds like you have quite an indulgent break!! Love it!


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