St. Ives

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Places to stay in St. Ives

St Ives is a popular coastal town just north of the Cornish city of Penzance, featuring a beautiful sandy beach and a quaint English town centre. Just walking around the town you'll find craft shops and traditional cottages, making it the ideal getaway for those looking for a more traditional seaside retreat.

Surrounding St Ives is the stunning county of Cornwall, famous for its dramatic coastline and stunning natural landscape. The area's diverse cultural heritage (based in Celtic legend and tales of piracy and smugglers' coves!) is magical and fascinating to discover for all ages, from stories to archaeological digs and re-enactments!

Hostels in St. Ives
Hostels in St. Ives

There is a wealth of hostels around St. Ives, giving you excellent access to the town itself as well as the surrounding area. With private rooms and self-catering facilities, YHA hostels offer excellent family-friendly accommodation, allowing you to explore Cornwall and the Penzance region at your own pace.


Five Free Things To Do Around St. Ives

St. Ives Beach
St Ives' beach is a wide, sandy shore with excellent views onto the town and out to the surrounding coastline. It's perfect for picnics and beachside games, with great promenade facilities.

Carbis Bay
Carbis Bay is a picturesque bay area that's ideal for a day in the sun, whether you're sunbathing or trying out something more active - it's popular among swimmers and surfers!

Porthmeor Beach
If you'd rather take a walk along the beach, head to Porthmeor - it's easy to get to by train, and you'll be able to see the Godrevy lighthouse in the distance.

Penzance is a charming market town with beautiful architecture and plenty of local and cultural museums, giving you a great way to engage the family with the history and heritage of the area!

Walking and Cycling
Cornwall's beautiful scenery extends to more than just the seafront; take one of the many footpaths through the countryside, such as the St Ives to Hayle route through the Hayle Estuary.

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