The town of St Ives
The town itself is honeycombed with enticing alleys and delicious little shops and eateries. Shopping and browsing are a real pleasure in St Ives (and those who normally avoid the shops still enjoy exploring the maze of narrow streets). There’s a lovely parish church, St Ia’s (the saint who gave the town her name), a scattering of inviting little gardens, and lots of vantage points to pause and capture the beauty of the bay.
The Wharf and the harbour are bustling and lively places. Enjoy the views from the harbour, or leave the town behind entirely by picking up a boat tour from here.
There’s a theatre and a cinema, and on summer evenings, the town takes on a real Mediterranean air as visitors and locals stroll along the harbour. With the mild climate and smell of palm blossom, it’s hard to believe you’re still in Britain.