Welcome to the St Ives official internet site developed by the St Ives Tourism Association


Welcome to warm, golden, world-class beaches such as children and adults dream of...



"... cobbled streets, full of history, legend and tradition, winding between pretty fishermans' cottages..."

... beautiful creations in galleries and craft shops... stunning and inspiring art in the Tate St Ives exhibitions... an international centre for the arts. Discover the bright and shining southwest tip of Cornwall, with the ancient town of St Ives nestling amongst rich, magnificent coastal scenery; surrounding you with the clearest air, the cleanest beaches and scented, sub-tropical gardens.



"St Ives has the kind of simple beauty that stops you in your tracks."

Thanks to warm summers and Britain's mildest climate, the delights of St Ives and the magic of Cornwall can be enjoyed all year round.

Accommodation in St Ives


As well as providing general information about our very special seaside town, this website offers detailed information about all types of accommodation in St Ives.

There is an excellent selection of high quality hotels in St Ives most of whom belong to the trade association responsible for this website, Hotel accommodation provides the traditional holiday experience, with all cares lifted away, leaving you free to enjoy the sun, sea and beaches of St Ives and the surrounding Cornish coastline. Most hotels in St Ives source their ingredients locally, meaning that you will be dining on the freshest food, whether it be freshly caught fish or locally grown vegetables. Cornwall has a reputation for excellent food and the hotels in St Ives will be delighted to offer you a "taste of the west".


Bed and Breakfast accommodation remains a very popular and flexible choice. The St Ives website contains a wide range of Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Again, most of the accommodation on offer comes from our trade association members so you can be assured of a warm welcome, comfortable and modern accommodation and facilities and a personal attention to detail to ensure a comfortable stay. Bed and Breakfast accommodation conveniently meets the needs of families, couples and short stay visitors. It is also a very popular choice with artists visiting the town.

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Self catering holiday accommodation is growing in popularity all the time. Self catering apartments in St Ives offer guests complete flexibility to come and go and provide an atmospheric "home from home" often within the heart of this wonderful town. Ideal for families or couples escaping for a romantic break, self catering accommodation in St Ives will meet the needs of all types and age of party, allowing guests to explore at their own pace and to eat in, or out, as they choose. St Ives offers everything from traditional cottages to more modern apartments and building conversions.


Elsewhere on this website you will find a great deal of information about St Ives including the history of the town, details of the surrounding area and perhaps most importantly of all, where to eat !