Cornwall – St Ives Bay

st ives beach cornwall

st ives beach cornwall

st ives beach cornwall

bumbles tea room

pastel houses

virgin street st ives

st ives beach cornwall

the fudge box st ives

fudge cornwall

cornish cream st ives

st ives beach cornwall

st ives beach cornwall

ice cream st ives beach cornwall

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?



  1. 14th August 2014 / 5:28 pm

    My mum is from Cornwall and it's a lovely place, I love St Ives

    • 17th August 2014 / 10:45 pm

      Cornwall is beautiful. xx

  2. 14th August 2014 / 5:34 pm

    I love Cornwall. I'd love to live there one day for a little bit just to disconnect from the world! xx

    • 17th August 2014 / 10:48 pm

      It is the perfect relaxation destination. xx

  3. 14th August 2014 / 6:37 pm

    Gorgeous photos – it looks like you were lucky and it was a beautiful day! I really love Cornwall, it's such a lovely part of the country, and St Ives is one of those places that just springs to mind when you think of Cornwall. xx

    • 17th August 2014 / 10:57 pm

      The weather was beautiful and yes, I agree that it is a lovely part of the country, I want to go back already! xx

    • 17th August 2014 / 11:03 pm

      It was great hun and yes, mmm, fudge. xx

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