St Ives is a Cornish jewel. A mining and fishing community originally, the town has developed over the years as an artists’ community and then a tourist destination, and now a property hot spot.
St Ives is still a small town but with a big name. The harbour dries out at low tide leaving a golden necklace of three or four beaches around the tiny streets of a town which was originally built to cater for pedestrians, horses and carts. So best not to drive into St Ives.
Use the park and ride from Lelant Saltings or park by the pool at the very top of the town. There is a huge choice of shops restaurants and pubs, or just relax on the beach with a picnic.