What To See

“St Ives is a great base for the region and interesting in itself, nestled on various picturesque bays”

Boasting World Heritage Site mining and an inimitable coastal culture, whether you prefer the surfing scene, artistic and cultural offering such as the Tate St Ives, or ambling along the country and coastal paths – there’s an activity and area in Cornwall to suit.

The hotel has its own series of guides available to guests, which include the popular “Day Out In West Cornwall by Car”. You can take a circular trip around the scenic West Penwith Peninsula, visiting some of the villages along the way: Zennor, Pendeen, Cape Cornwall, Sennen Cove, Lands End, Porthcurno (& the Minack Theatre), Lamorna Cove, Mousehole, Penzance, Marazion, St Michael’s Mount and back to St Ives. This comprehensive guide has a map, route and pictures of the places to visit, which you can spread over a few days.

Many more guests now travel to St Ives by train, and the local bus and train services are very good, which should enable you to travel around with ease. Train services from St Ives link to the main line at St Erth, from where you can travel into Penzance, and also to the Eden Project via Truro and St Austell, from where there are buses to take you to and from the Eden Project.

You will find that your only limitation will be the time you can spend here to explore the magical area of West Cornwall.

There are many walks around St Ives, from the leisurely stroll to Carbis Bay and Lelant, to the more strenuous walk from St Ives around the stunning rugged coast to Zennor. Catch an open air show at The Minack Theatre overlooking Porthcurno Beach, or explore the capivating beauty of The Lost Gardens of Heligan. World-renowned eco sites such as the Eden Project and historic landmarks lile St Michael’s Mount make memorable must-sees and all are within relatively short proximity to the hotel.