St. Ives is a typical Cornish village located in Cornwall. When in St. Ives, be sure to sample one of the many pastry shops that can be found in this charming village. There are also a variety of gift and craft shops which offer the opportunity to purchase artwork from local artists as well as artists from around Europe. Other sites to see include Carbis Bay, Porthmeor Beach and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. From walking along the beach to browsing the many quaint little shops that line the streets of St. Ives, this is definitely a trip worth making.
St Ives is classed as a seaside town that is located within Cornwall district. The town lies to the west of Camborne and to the north of Penzance. This town was a formally a very popular fishing town. The decline in fishing has meant that the town has had to diversify and it is now mainly a tourist town. St Ives was first classed in the Royal Charter in 1639. The town of St Ives is well known for it many artists. In 2007 St Ives was named the best seaside town by the Guardian newspaper.
St Ives is located on the bay of St Ives that is located in the west of Cornwall. The Porthmeor beach is located on the northern side of the town and this area is very popular with surfers. This area is overlooked by a vast number of holiday apartments and artistic studios.
The town of St Ives has been twinned with the town of Kameled within Brittany.
Porthmeor beach is separated from Porthgwidden by a hilly peninsula that is commonly known as the island and this area features a single chapel, which is located on the summit. Porthgwidden is a much smaller beach that is next to the town centre. A lot of the areas that surround the town are built on terrain that is pretty steep. St Ives is surrounded by a vast number of beaches and this is one of the reasons that this area is so popular with tourists.