St Ives, Cornwall

melissa carne sitting on wall at st ives harbour in cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

Today’s post is all about the beautiful Cornish coastal town of St Ives located on the north coast! 

Light and The tATE

St Ives is famous for its art residents because hopefully as you can see in these photos that the light is beautiful and very unique. 

Because of this there is the Tate St Ives which showcases modern British artists with links to the area. Luckily for me as I am a Heligan staff member I got in for free! But if you are a student it is only £6 entry. This I think is an okay price as it is a very tiny art exhibition but, the building in which it is in, is beautiful.


All throughout St Ives there is lots of lovely independent and unique shops making it a great place to visit rain or shine, or in our case showers. There is also plenty of places to eat and drink. Some of my favourites are; the Raw Chocolate Pie Company which I actually bought quite a few bars of raw chocolate and fudge from, they were delicious! They always have loads of tasters for you so you can try before you buy so I would highly recommend having a nosey. 

st ives harbour in cornwall
fisherman pulling boat in st ives harbour
hubbox burger anf chips
beach with houses on in cornwall
eating ice cream willy wallers ice cream
bunting in cornish street

Willy Wallers had such a massive selection of ice creams and sorbets. I went for the coconut bounty with a cute nobbly bobbly type cone. In these photos you can actually see a seagull trying to attack me and eat my ice cream, haha. Make sure you keep your food close if you want to eat it! (I should know better). 

And of course Hub, St Ives which was the original location of Hubbox and now they have lots of restaurants all around the South West. They do the best burgers and chips and have so many vegetarian and vegan options! In fact when we first arrived in St Ives they were closed due to fitting new appliances. So we waited 3 hours for them to open because the food is just so good and definitely worth the wait!


St Ives is a must see if you’re ever visiting Cornwall. It has its own charm and history which is slightly different to the rest of the Cornish coast. I hope you enjoyed this post and add St Ives to your bucket list!


Other posts you may enjoy on Cornish towns are: St Mawes, Charlestown, Falmouth, Polperro, Polruan and Fowey, Padstow and Looe.

Lots of love, Melissa x

What I’m wearing: Seasalt’s Seafolly jacket (See my Seasalt post here) 

light blue sea and white sand in cornwall
the building of the tate gallery in st ives
seagull attack on beach in cornwall
colourful beach huts in cornwall
st ives lighthouse
the tate gallery staircase

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