St Ives cottage holidays Holiday rentals - country and coastal cottage to rent in St Ives

St Ives is a seaside resort in Cornwall sitting north of Penzance and West of Camborne. The town is built on a narrow peninsula edged with sandy beaches. Extending out from the blissful harbour are a network of quaint cobbled streets lined with fishermen's cottages. St Ives is known for its surf beaches and its rich artistic heritage which honours numerous galleries including Tate St Ives with its rotating modern exhibitions centering on British artists.

There are 4 main beaches within the town, all offering something different. Porthmeor is the best for surfing as it faces into the Atlantic. Porthminster is the second largest beach and is tucked around the corner from the train station away from the bustling town.

At a glance...
Restaurants 20+
Cycle paths
Coastal walks
Fabulous beaches
Boat trips
Family friendly
Car recommended
Local airport Newquay (64km)
Nearest major airport Exeter (174km)
Nearest train station St Ives

Things to see and do in St Ives

St Ives and the surrounding area is full of interesting villages, dramatic coastline, fabulous beaches and countryside to explore.

A few suggestions...
Spend a day at Porthminster or Porthmeor beach
Barbara Hepworth museum
Cornwall coastal path
Seal Island boat trip
Tate gallery
Zennor circular walk
porthmeor beach st ives

Our view on St Ives holidays

St Ives is a real gem of a holiday resort and especially for family holidays and romantic escapes. With glorious beaches and plenty to see and do, renting a holiday cottage or booking a park holiday home is the ideal way to experience this stunning part of Cornwall.