- Hotels in St Ives
Hotels in St Ives
St Ives has everything you need for a holiday in Cornwall. A choice of beaches, stunning views, great surf, a wide range of places to eat and some of the finest art galleries in the UK. No wonder people come back year after year.
Whether you're after beach days, lazy days, or days jam-packed with adventure, you'll find it in St Ives. Bring the whole family together and make memories to last a lifetime.
Hotels in St Ives
Choose from a range of luxurious and boutique hotels with stunning views, impeccable service, and Cornish charm. Find something that suits you. With rejuvenating spa treatments, gourmet restaurants, and sporting facilities, there really is something for everyone.
Many of the hotels also boast incredible views over St Ives Bay, with the beach only a stroll away.
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Yes, once you get down into the town. The main carpark is up on the hill, but there are hoppa-busses that take you down into the centre.
Although the town centre is not pedestrianied, it's never too busy with vehicles and easy to browse the shops and galleries.
To use an overused term, it has something for everyone! Kids love the beaches, surfers love the beaches, adults love the beaches! There's the art, the views, the coastal walks, the trips out to Seal Island, the harbourside pubs....
Dogs are welcome on Harbour beach except between the 1st July and the 31st August (10am - 6pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place.
Dogs are welcome on Porthminster beach except between 15th May and 30 September (10am - 6pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place.
Dogs are welcome on Porthgwidden beach except from the 1st July to the 31st August between 10am and 6pm when a seasonal dog ban is in place.
Dogs are welcome on Porthmeor beach except between 15th May and 30 September (10am - 6pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place.
Dogs are allowed on Bamaluz beach all year around.
Yes you can, the best way is along the South West Coast Path which leaves Hayle and follows the estuary inland past the RSPB nature reserve. It then heads for Lelant before rounding the mouth of the estuary on the west side and heading through Carbis Bay to St Ives.
Approximately seven miles of easy walking, should take about three hours to complete.
You can catch a bus back.
Visit Cornwall would hate to take sides here by saying one place is better than the other.
Padstow is best known these days for its foodie connections, though that's not to say there aren't some fine places to eat in St Ives. Padstow might not have the beaches that St Ives has but with the tide out the sandy estuary provides a wonderful place to relax in the sunshine.
St Ives possibly has more for the family than Padstow, although you can't beat sitting on the harbour catching crabs! And Padstow also has the Camel Trail, a safe flat cycle route up river to Wadebridge.
Of course, St Ives is known for it's art, and although there are a few galleries in Padstow, they can't compete with the Tate St Ives, or can they? I suppose it depends on your taste's?
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