St Ives Bay is one of those places that I won’t be forgetting in a hurry. Boasting a fair share of beautiful beaches with open stretches of silky sand, no wonder it has quickly become one of those hot spots to visit for tourists. Armed with a bikini, towel and sunscreen, I settled for a lovely morning on Porthmeor beach, taking in the amazing views and the warmth of sun.
In need of some lunch, the walk in to town wasn’t too far away and there are many, many small little cafes offering cream teas and traditional cornish pasties which are also known as oggie’s (I actually learnt this from the story teller at St Michael’s Mount). Other shops include, The Fudge Box, Cornish Cream and several vintage stores selling, unique home and jewellery pieces. Right on the front, lays the the Harbour, a working port where you can watch local fisherman landing their daily catch of seafood. It is slightly sheltered from the sun and a great place for a wind down and chill out, perfect for people watching in my opinion. Just make sure you watch out for the seagulls if you have food though, they’ll be on your case for a chip or ice cream or two.
St Ives Bay is worth the visit, whether with friends or family, there is definitely something for everyone. Trains run from Paddington direct to St Ives or if you’re coming by car, parking isn’t too expensive, it costed us around £3 for the whole day which is extremely reasonable. Have you visited St Ives Bay before?