Welcome to one of the most spectacular coastal cities in the UK! St. Ives will take your breath away when you see the ample shorelines of the city. There is, of course, plenty to do while you are away from the waters as well, so in this list, we will talk about both types of activities.
Read on to find out about the top 9 things to do in St Ives, UK.
1. Watch the Godrevy Lighthouse from the Porthminster Beach
In this age of radar and advanced navigation technologies, it is rare for people to come across a lighthouse. However, when you visit Porthminster Beach, you get to see a brilliant view of the Godrevy Lighthouse. This place sees very high footfall.
It is a family-friendly beach. So it can often be difficult to find parking space. There is also a café close by.
Address: St Ives, England
Website: Porthminster Beach
2. See amazing works of art at the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
Lovely gardens await your presence at the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. In terms of space, the museum, as well as the gardens, are a bit small, so you can explore this in a short period of time. However, at the same time, it is easy to get lost in creativity while seeing the sculptures arranged beautifully in the garden. The sculptures are all very well preserved and the museum does a good job of describing the life of Barbara Hepworth.
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
Address: Barnoon Hill, TR26 1AD St. Ives, England
3. Shop by the beach at St. Ives Harbour Beach
There are very few locations in the world where you have shops within a stone’s throw of the shores of a beach. St. Ives Harbour Beach is one of them. It is a pretty large beach and a very beautiful one too, so you can spend lots of time wandering here.
The sand is white and clean. Be cautious about seagulls, there are plenty of them here. Also, the tides can get a bit extreme.
St. Ives Harbour Beach
Address: TR26 1LG St. Ives, England
Website: St Ives Harbour Beach
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4. Go for a hike across the Cornwall Coast Path
Many describe walking across the Cornwall Coast Path to be a tough walk. Some describe it as well worth the effort. In any case, it is a lovely walk indeed. There are tall drops dotting the landscape, which add to the beauty of the place.
Various approach routes exist. Some are harder than the others. However, ultimately you will be treated to beautiful views. The long distances involved may make it tiring for kids and senior citizens.
Cornwall Coast Path
Address: Coast St. Ives Road | St Just, TR26 2RT St. Ives, England
Website: Cornwall Coast Path
5. Watch kids perform their best at Kidz R Us
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Kidz R Us is a theater focusing on developing the artist in children who are 7 years and older. Although in terms of age, they may be quite young, do not expect anything less than a stellar performance from them, because you won’t be disappointed. The theater has very high standards of professional excellence and has won many awards. Even the production team puts in a lot of effort behind the scenes, although the theater is a not-for-profit organization. If you are watching the Aladdin show, you can actually see a flying carpet!
Kidz R Us
Address: Lower Stennack | St. Ives Theatre, TR26 1QG St. Ives, England
Website: Kidz R Us
6. Capture scenic memories at St. Ives Bay
A large number of people visiting St Ives Bay itself is a testimony to the popularity of this extremely beautiful shoreline. There is some steep downhill trekking to do once you get down from the car park. However, once you get to the bottom, there is plenty to do. Shops, restaurants, and pubs can be easily found here.
St. Ives Bay
Address: St. Ives, England
Website: St Ives Bay
7. Watch seals and cliffs at the South West Coast Path - Godrevy Head
The South West Coast Path - Godrevy Head is a very short walk that can be completed in less than half an hour. Depending on the season of your visit, you may get to see exciting flora and fauna. So make sure you are carrying a pair of binoculars as well as a camera with you. Children will find the beach here to be very attractive. There is a café nearby.
South West Coast Path - Godrevy Head
Address: Godrevy Head Car Park, TR27 5ED St. Ives, England
Website: South West Coast Path - Godrevy Head
8. View exhibitions at Tate Gallery St. Ives
Tate Gallery St. Ives is a relatively small gallery containing few exhibits. It is even smaller than the Barbara Hepworth museum described above. However, they periodically change the displays and also hold regular exhibitions. In addition, the views that you get from the top floor are brilliant.
Tate Gallery St. Ives
Address: Porthmeor Beach | Porthmeor Beach, TR26 1TG St. Ives, England
Website: Tate Gallery St. Ives
9. Take a trip to Helston to visit the Flambards Theme Park
The Flambards Theme Park has seen many new rides and attractions being added to it over the last few years. It is a good amusement park where you can spend an entire day. There is even a museum present inside the park. However, in terms of size, it is not a very large park. There are activities for all ages and the staff is friendly.
Flambards Theme Park
Address: Clodgey Lane, TR13 0QA Helston, England
Website: Flambards Theme Park
Seas, beaches and cliffs: Discover more about southwest England
It is rare to come across cities having more than a dozen beaches and nature trails but that is what St.Ives is. The waters of the Atlantic create beautiful waves in many places. There are also islands to explore. For the more adventurous, you can take part in sports such as surfing, windsurfing, and even kitesurfing. Come play with the water in St. Ives!
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