07/07/2013

St Ives

It might not have been constantly sunny in St Ives but it certainly was stunning, we had a relaxing yet action packed four days of exploring the area. Our bed and breakfast was only a short walk from Carbis Bay and around a 20 minute walk from St Ives itself, perfect as it didn’t look a particularly car friendly town with it’s cute cobbled streets, abundance of tourists and limited pavements... 

The b&b was perfect with a comfy bed, nice shower and delicious breakfasts (fruit, yoghurt, cereals and fresh croissants for me, full English for him – I just can’t eat cooked food that early in the morning!). We spent the first day exploring St Ives and sunbathing on the beach, then when the rain made and appearance on Tuesday we headed to the Eden Project – along with quite a few others it seemed. The final full day we managed to fit in St Michael’s Mount, Lands End and sandcastle building on the beach!

For a touristy town St Ives manages to keep the tacky tourist shops to a minimum (well, from what we saw anyway) and there are plenty of local artists shops and exhibitions to look round, not to mention A LOT of places to eat.  We had a delicious, and huge, burger each on the balcony at ‘Hub’, homemade fishcakes at the ‘Hobblers Inn’ both on the main seafront and seafood pasta at ‘Casa Romano’ in Carbis Bay. I’d happily recommend them all and it’s a good idea to try and book a table earlier in the day as places fill up fast!

As expected the scenery in Cornwall was beautiful and I took over 500 photos, but here’s a few of my favourites... 












I’ll do a separate post on the Eden Project and St Michael’s Mount.

Hope you all enjoy the sunshine this weekend :)


8 comments:

  1. Lovely photos! I love St Ives- a school mate's parents have owned a holiday home there for years, right in the middle of town, and six of us
    went on a girls' holiday when we were 18 that was absolutely hilarious. So it has fond memories for me :) xx

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    1. Oh we had a look at some of the holiday homes in town, some looked amazing! :) xx

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  2. Fab pictures - I love the one of the seagull on the railing, he looks like he has a real personality!

    I went to Eden last month to see Eddie Izzard (part of their Eden Sessions events) so looking forward to seeing your pictures of Eden as well :-) x

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    1. Yes the seagulls certainly had personality and we kept seeing them steal food from children! They were rehearsing for an Eden Session while we were there actually it was The XX that night. :) xx

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  3. Beautiful! We had a lovely, very similar holiday a couple of years back and we took a similarly large number of photos! It's just so pretty! I'm glad you hada good time. x

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    1. Luckily my boyfriend is quite patient when I've got a camera out! x

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  4. Beautiful pictures ... I would love to visit St Ives ... it looks really lovely ... Bee xx

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    1. I would definitely recommend it xx

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