St. Ives Cornwall is one of those places that you will want to return to time and time again. For tourists and visitors from afar, it has almost become synonymous with Cornwall, and for good reason as it is quite simply a fabulous place for all ages and kinds of people.
St Ives is a sort of small beach town metropolis as it is always bustling with plenty of activity! There is a wide variety of things to keep locals and visitors busy any time of year, although mostly in the Spring, Summer and early Autumn. So, exactly what is there to do in St. Ives? Apart from the usual soaking up sunshine on the gorgeous beaches, exploring the rock pools, surfing and sailing, you will discover the town to be rich in heritage and culture, so strap your walking shoes on and pack a bag for the beach, and you can spend days enjoying, relaxing and exploring all things St Ives.
St. Ives puts on an annual Literature Festival in May. The town plays host to writers and poets alike who come from all over to share their passion for words! During the festival, St. Ives is busy with workshops, poetry readings, live readings, live music and even comedy acts! Both locals and tourists fill the streets to enjoy the events and many come from far away to take part. If you miss the Literature Festival in May, don’t despair, as St. Ives also host a Festival in September, this time a festival dedicated to Music and the Arts!
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In the colder months, St Ives is often quiet. Some shops and restaurants close down for a while and the town is generally sleepy and resting in anticipation of the next season’s activities. So it is perhaps a surprise to some, that highly recommend a trip to St Ives around New Year. But on New Year’s Eve you find out just why St. Ives is fast becoming THE place to celebrate the changing of the year in the UK! People crowd the streets in colorful costumes, dancing their way through the different pubs and cafes, awaiting the amazing display of fireworks on the seafront at midnight and everyone come together to celebrate the New Year.
Whoever you are in St Ives with, however long you’re staying, whatever your budget… you will have a wonderful time in this traditional and exciting, old fashioned and forward thinking fishing village in Cornwall.
For a luxurious experience in St Ives, visit or stay at the Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa.