St Ives, the most famous of Cornish holiday towns, loved for generations, is easy to reach by road or by air and easy by train too, along one of the most spectacular railway journeys in Britain. Passing by crystal blue waters, golden sands and on to a warm awaiting welcome. We nearly forgot the mild sub-tropical climate, warmed year round by the Gulf Stream
Life here is cradled around the harbour where boats still land good catches of freshest fish for the local restaurants to prepare for you. Brought ashore on the ancient granite quays, the catch is of the highest quality for your dinner plate or for the tables of some of Britain’s finest restaurants.
Wander through the maze of tiny cobbled streets lined by fishermen’s cottages, with a spectacular seaside views that greet you at the end of each one.
Fine golden sand, crystal clear water … awake to the gulls’ cry, dress quickly and jog down the cool granite streets for a solitary early morning walk along the beach. Cool sand and warm water caress your soles, tickle your toes.
Back to your abode, be it one of the first class hotels, or traditional cornish cottage, feeling a little pleased with yourself – sand between your toes before breakfast – a very long way from the busy rush of working life. Do this every day of your stay and with so many beaches to choose from here you would never tire.