St Ives Cornwall
About St Ives Cornwall.
Located in the west of Cornwall, St Ives is a centuries old fishing town. Now more famous as a destination for tourists, St Ives is a great place to visit.
With its four main beaches Porthmeor, Porthgwidden, Porthminster and The Harbour Beach you are guaranteed a spot to soak up some sun or take a dip. When you are done on the beach just head into the town where you will find the small cobbled streets easy to while away a few hours shopping or looking in the many art galleries.
Tate gallery St Ives was opened to the public in 1993 and is a must for art lovers, The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is also part of Tate St Ives and is well worth a visit for people who enjoy sculpture.
Many famous people have lived in St. Ives these include; Whistler, Turner, Henry Moore, Dame Barbara Hepworth, Virginia Woolf and Bernard Leach to name but a few.
St Ives also make a great base to explore the surrounding area including Penzance, and the historic mining area of St Just. Our personal recommendations include Botallack (near Pendeen), Cot Valley (near St Just), Geevor Tin mining museum, Marazion and Penzance. Beach lovers will also want to check out Sennen Cove.
Photographic Print / Prints of St Ives