Louise LaneST IVES


Louise LaneST IVES

Cornwall's Crown Jewels! St Ives is the most popular tourist destination in Cornwall and the perfect place to go for a bit of good old-fashioned British seaside tradition.

The bay of St Ives has more than it’s fair share of beaches. We recommend Porthminster or Porthmeor for a family day out and water sports, and Porthgwidden or Carbis Bay for a more relaxing day. The main harbour area and beach is bustling – look out for pesky seagulls trying to take a bite out of your pasty!

An iconic artists’ town, it's packed with galleries big and small plus a few independent theatres. You could spend a whole day on your own art trail. The September festival has been a celebration of the arts since 1978 and is a great time to visit.

St Ives also boasts a superb collection of eateries and shops. Meander it’s narrow, winding streets to find our gorgeous hotspots.

It’s advisable to hop on the St Ives scenic branch line at Lelant Saltings to avoid the heavy traffic during peak season. Not just for convenience - the train hugs the coastline providing astounding views!



Surf, Stand Up Paddleboard, Kayak and Coasteering activities for all ages and abilities. Learn to surf at one of Cornwall’s best surf schools. Beginner and intermediate lessons available from £20 and quality equipment hire from £6.

01736 793938

Daily Kayak, Coasteering and Paddleboard activities available from the watersports centre on Porthminster beach. Single and double kayak hire available from £10 per hour. Come and explore St Ives from the sea!

01736 793938


Kidz R Us is an award-winning youth theatre company based at St Ives Theatre. An arts charity that celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019, the group works with around 100 young people a year and has a reputation for producing shows to the highest standard!

01736 797007

SurfHouse St Ives is a surf education centre in the iconic Battery Blockhouse on The Island. Their programme of workshops, talks, film screenings, exhibitions, and events encourages people of all ages and levels of activity to engage with the surf and marine environment.

07851 428874



The only Burger Joint in the UK to be mentioned in the Good Food Guide for over a decade. A little Gem of St Ives. Meat, veggie or vegan.Burgers for people who give a damn!

01736 797272

This pub wows people with its stylish take on pub classics and appealing medley of dishes, including vegetarian. Local and sustainable sourcing, green electricity, flagstone floors, summer flowers and cosy winter firesides. Legendary Sunday Roast for £12.50.

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Sit indoors or outdoors and enjoy a selection of drinks including wine, Cornish beer or cider, soft drinks, coffees, teas; freshly made sandwiches, salads and homemade quiche. Indulge in one of their sumptuous cakes or a cream tea with freshly baked scones. Daily specials.

07875 585759



The Yellow Canary is an independent family business established in 1972 and the oldest cafe in St Ives. They serve the best coffee, pastries, Cornish pasties, Cornish Cream Teas and other tasty treats.

01736 797118

Located between the shops, Tate Gallery and Porthmeor Beach, The Digey Food Room serves breakfast & lunch all day. Own blend coffee, cream teas and homemade cakes. Deli Counter and luxury food store. Gluten free options, free wifi, dog friendly.

01736 799600

The home of St.Ives Liquor Co. A multi-award winning family run gastrobar with spectacular sea views just meters from the beach. Pop in for fantastic local seafood, great cocktails, a signature G n T or just to pick up a bottle of their famous St.Ives Gin.

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A superb selection of award-winning wine, beers and ciders, alongside a dazzling array of the world’s most exquisite and unusual spirits. Whether it’s an artisanal Gin from a local supplier, or a rare barrel-aged vodka created for the Polish president, John’s select only the finest liquors to add to their ever-expanding collection.

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Contemporary arts cafe with a changing programme of exhibitions and events. Serves great coffee, sandwiches, homemade cakes and cool vibes. A great place to meet the locals and experience the real heartbeart of St Ives.

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Beautiful vegetables and plants, local cheeses, farmhouse breads, meats raised on fine Cornish pastures and fish from clean seas. Meet and talk to the farmers and producers and enjoy a tune or two played by a local musician! A must for locals and visitors alike every Thursday.

The most scrumptious handmade chocolates in the West Country! Specialising in personalised Chocograms - large slabs of the finest Belgian chocolate with a picture or personal message of your choice! Pop in for your free chocolate tasting and the most scrumptious fresh truffles, bars, lollies, souvenirs and treats. They also run Chocolate Workshops, so you can even make your own!

01736 798756

Family-run fried chicken joint with a huge selection of craft beers from local and international breweries. Casual dining and drinking all day with monster burgers, tacos and free-range fried chicken alongside hearty vegan and vegetarian options

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Indulge in splendid surroundings and sample beers and spirits from a diverse Belgian cellar collection accompanied by a delightful menu of continental comfort food (not to mention eyeing up their charming glass collection!)

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A traditional family-run fudge pantry! Roly’s Fudge follow a 150-year-old West Country recipe, using locally sourced Cornish milk and butter. See it being made before your very eyes.0 VEGAN FLAVOURS AVAILABLE.

01736 796119



Gorgeous lifestyle boutique focusing on beautiful, original & ethical products to wear and for your home. They've some great British brands and locally produced crafts & jewellery. Driven by a passion for individuality to bring you a unique shopping experience!

01736 795910

A friendly , family run business established for over 35 years, selling silver and gemstone jewellery, crystals, fossils, rare and unusual gemstones, tarot cards, essential oils and much more. Card readings and Reiki are available by appointment.

01736 798404

Escape the hustle and bustle and wander through 11 art and craft workshops nestled around a beautiful courtyard. Each workshop makes and sells a range of unique and original hand made items, including; stained glass, ceramics, textiles, paintings, illustrations, children's personalised gifts, jewellery, lampshades, children's clothes and soft furnishings.


An award-winning, creative indie toyshop with a difference. Offering quality wooden toys, science kits, craft products, books, quirky gifts and more. Play with the interactive displays! For the kid in all of us.

A hidden treasure in an undercover shopping arcade with tourist info.

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A quirky and unique gallery tucked away in the famous Downalong area of St Ives. Full of wonderful Arts and Crafts from all over Cornwall to delight and surprise!

01736 793344