Pedn Olva, Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2EA

Welcome To

Pedn Olva,
St Ives

Visiting Pedn Olva, St Ives

There is no place quite like St Ives. The buzz of the town offers plenty to see and do, while a collection of tranquil beaches lie a mere stone’s throw away. Our picturesque coastline will take your breath away. When you’re not bathing on the beach or riding the waves off Porthmeor, the town itself is a treasure trove of art galleries, quirky shops, and fine restaurants.

Getting Here

Pedn Olva, St Ives
Porthminster Beach
St Ives
TR26 2EA


Learn more about Cornwall's crown jewel. Plan your next adventure with our favourite things to do in magical St Ives.

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Food & Drink

From handmade fudge and ice cream to pasties and locally-landed seafood, St Ives champions the best of Cornish food and drink. An impressive collection of cafes and restaurants awaits, making it hard to walk around the town without being distracted by a tempting morsel on every turn.
Modern Art Gallery
Get inspired

Art & Culture

Artists the world over have been falling in love with St Ives for centuries. Examples of their work can be seen on display throughout the town’s shops and galleries. Collections source international names and local talent, offering something to suit every taste.
Emrbace the sea

Surf or SUP?

Thrill-seekers can try their hand at surfing on Porthmeor or scale the rugged coastline on a coasteering trip. If you’re after something a little more peaceful, you can glide across Porthminster Bay on a stand-up paddleboard or drift across it in a kayak.
Find us by the beach

Beautiful beaches

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches, with St Ives boasting a stretch of sand for every occasion. We’re biased, but we love the award-winning Porthminster. With its golden shoreline and calm, turquoise waters, it feels almost tropical.
Put your best foot forward

Explore the South West Coast Path

With plunging cliffs, rugged, boulder-strewn moors, and the Atlantic Ocean stretching out before you, this section of the coast path is something rather special. There’s a real feeling of isolation and solitude, making it perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of the town.
Step into Cornish folklore


Zennor is set in wild moorland and adorned by myth and legend. This magical village lies a short drive from St Ives and takes around an hour and a half to get to on foot. Whichever your method of transport, a real treat awaits, and you may even spot a mermaid!
Good vibes and sunshine


You can expect a vibrant programme of festivals and events throughout the year. From the St Ives Food & Drink Festival and Feast Day at the start of the year, to the Swellboard Shootout and St Ives Festival in late Summer, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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