St Ives certainly isn’t the capital of Cornwall, but it’s the places most people would mention when I spoke about our Cornish adventure. And I can certainly see why, as it’s an idyllic little village right on the coast. There are sandy beaches and plenty of spots to eat which makes it a brilliant place to visit, or stay at.
If you’re looking to visit Cornwall then St Ives is certainly a great spot to start. It’s a beautiful town with little shops and cafes lining the port where you can grab a coffee or a Cornish pasty and go and sit in the sand. All I’ll say is be careful of the seagulls…
It’s easy to hear and laugh at that warning, as I did, but after ordering a scoop of Vanilla Kelly’s Cornish ice cream and tried to enjoy it by the pier but a seagull swooped in and comically made off with the scoop before I could even have a lick. So, like I said, be careful of the seagulls…
Whereas I didn’t have the chance to eat at St Ives I was recommended the Rum and Crab Shack which, looking at the menu, looks like a brilliant spot to enjoy some Cornish rum and crab! I did grab a coffee from Pels of St Ives and can confirm the Cornish Pasties on offer there looked absolutely huge.
It’s such a shame the clouds were out on our visit as it gives these pictures a bit of a gloomy vibe, but St Ives is anything but that. As we were there on a Saturday afternoon the place was bustling with tourists, and small children playing on the beach.
If (actually, when!) I return to Cornwall I’ll make more time to stay in St Ives as it seems like a spot that would be gorgeous to stay at, especially in better weather.
Thanks for reading x