St Ives is an active town with a huge variety of easily accessible outdoor pursuits on both land or sea. Pick your favourite beach, in town, or find one to yourself further out, to sunbathe, have a dip, or just relax. For the more energetic, learn to surf, stand-up paddle board, or rent a kayakBoat trips to nearby seal colonies are another great way to get out on the water.

For an invigorating walk, head out on the Coastal Path or inland on any number of idyllic country paths. Embrace nature in the extreme by coasteering; the active sport of exploring a rocky coastline that involves climbing, jumping and swimming. Grab a pair of binoculars and go birdwatching at nearby natural beauty spots and sanctuaries. For bike enthusiasts there is a vast network of cycle routes to suit all standards, across all terrains.

Anyone for tennisThere are several outdoor all-weather courts available to book. Or go crown green bowling with spectacular views overlooking the ocean. For a pure adrenalin rush head for the go-karting track. Pony trekking and horse riding are also available. Throughout the year there is an ever-changing list of events and activities to suit all interests.


Outdoor Activities


Outdoor Activities


Outdoor Activities
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Day Trips, Leisure Activities, Outdoor Activities
1.5 hour Mackerel fishing trips fun for all the family. Keep all you catch, fresh fish for the BBQ. Trips run all day every day weather permitting
Day Trips, Family Activities, Outdoor Activities
Cornwall’s much-celebrated Art Deco lido- Jubilee Pool on Penzance's Promenade, is the perfect place for all ages to swim safely in fresh seawater.
Arts & Culture, Outdoor Activities
Newlyn School of Art offers inspiring short painting courses taught by many of the most respected artists working in Cornwall today.
Leisure Activities, Outdoor Activities
Based at Long Rock near St. Michael’s Mount, Marazion in the far west of Cornwall, we have a wide range of Trek bikes for all ages and abilities, bicy
Family Activities, History & Heritage, Outdoor Activities
We offer a range of leisurely walking tours around St Ives, aiming to give you some insights into the history, the art and the people of this beautifu
Dog-Friendly St Ives, Family Activities, Nature & Wildlife, Outdoor Activities
Steeple Woods is a mature woodland of mainly beech and oak trees to the north of Steeple Lane. The site was designated a Local Nature Reserve in 2002.
Arts & Culture, History & Heritage, Outdoor Activities
Wir bieten Ihnen eine deutschsprachige historische Stadtfuehrung in St Ives, Cornwall mit einheimischen Guides an.
Beaches & Coastline, Family Activities, Outdoor Activities
The Ocean Sports Centre is located on Carbis Bay Beach. We have everything you need the moment your toes touch the sand.
Outdoor Activities
St Ives Watersports sea kayaking, SUP and coasteering activities all operate from our beachfront centre on the ‘Blue Flag’ Porthminster Beach.
Nature & Wildlife, Outdoor Activities
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is a major new attraction near Penzance in Cornwall.
Day Trips, Family Activities, Nature & Wildlife, Outdoor Activities
The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future.
Day Trips, Family Activities, Kids, Leisure Activities, Outdoor Activities
St Ives Boats offer daily boat trips leaving from St Ives harbour. A variety of different trips suitable for the whole family.
History & Heritage, Outdoor Activities
Various guided walks through St Ives and the surrounding area
Beaches & Coastline, Day Trips, Family Activities, Nature & Wildlife, Outdoor Activities
St Ives Boat Services offer marine wildlife watching trips and private charter from St Ives harbour, Cornwall.
Leisure Activities, Outdoor Activities
We offer lessons for all ages and abilities from four years upwards. We also offer a wide variety of Trekking, in one of the most beautiful locations
Leisure Activities, Outdoor Activities
St Ives eBikes offers bike hire in St Ives with a fleet of fantastic eBikes that are perfect for exploring from St Ives.
Beaches & Coastline, Family Activities, Outdoor Activities
St Ives Surf School is highly regarded as one of the best places to learn to surf in Cornwall.

Major events

Outdoor Activities
St Ives Swell Board 2016

St Ives Swellboard Shootout 2019

The 9th annual Swell board Shootout held on 23 June 2019 on Porthmeor Beach will prove to be a day of deep belly laughter and swell shenanigans.