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There are a high number of gulls in this area, you'll find here all the safety tips you might need to prevent being the gulls' target.
Birdwatching around St Ives, Carbis Bay and the adjacent coast can be a very rewarding experience and add another dimension to your visit.
St Ives beaches have easily accessible, Atlantic-filled rockpools & it’s a great place to introduce a young rockpooler to their first marine puddles.
Thanks to its breathtaking scenery and unique, clear light, St Ives has always attracted artists. The result is an incredible selection of galleries.
Going on holiday is a great opportunity to try out new golf courses; St Ives has some beautifully situated golf clubs, which welcome visitors.
It always feels like a real privilege to be able to walk straight from your doorstep. If you’re staying in St Ives, walking couldn’t be easier.
There’s something about going out on the water as your own skipper that simply can’t be surpassed. As you can imagine, sailing in St Ives is popular.
Tennis is one of those brilliantly versatile sports that you can really enjoy whether you want to play like a pro or just to have a knockabout.
Swimming in the sea is one of the many pleasures of a Cornish holiday – and there are plenty of wonderful places for wild swimming in St Ives.
Sessions are an adrenaline-pumping combination of traversing rocks, floating through gullies, swimming, exploring caves and negotiating rock jumps.
St Ives, with its artistic heritage, is an inspirational place – and many visitors to the town find themselves drawn into one of St Ives’ workshops.
St Nicholas is a little chapel, standing as it does on the top of the Island, surrounded on three sides by the sea in the picturesque town of St Ives.
You’ll have only been in St Ives a matter of hours (minutes, even) before you hear the cry of “Boat trips to Seal Island!”.
West Cornwall’s reputation as a creative centre includes the performing arts, and there are some great places to catch quality theatre in St Ives.
Grab a rod and hunt for your supper, enjoy a family fishing trip on a boat, or relax on a day of coarse fishing.
Holidays in St Ives often have a focus on fitness and activity, with people coming to Cornwall for the world-class surfing or excellent walking.
Popcorn, red carpets, and fish ‘n’ chips on the way home... A trip to the cinema is a real part of the British seaside holiday experience.
There are some great places to visit in Cornwall when it rains. If you don’t fancy travelling from your St Ives base? Here are our favourites.