Things to do


Things to do

We are right in the heart of St Ives, close to the beaches, shops and the harbour where you can book boat trips, fishing trips, join the St Ives Surf School, visit the Harbour Amusements Arcade or just relax on one of the many beautiful golden, sandy beaches.

Blue Fin Fishing Trips

The highly experienced Skipper offers a variety of fishing trips from his offshore 32, Blue Fin. The vessel is equipped with all of the latest technology and equipment to maximise your fishing experience.

St Ives has some of the best fishing grounds in the country with a large mixture of species including shark, huss, turbot, brill, bass, cod, pollock and haddock. You can either charter the boat direct or join in with one of the numerous trips available.


Diorama Days

Learn photography with Harry Fricker MA. Top rated, bespoke learning experiences, will show you step by step how to produce captivating photographs. Coaching people how to improve their photography. From creative composition and manual camera settings, to making the most of natural light, using digital or film cameras.

Explore breathtaking landscapes in National Parks & Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Diorama Days will help you to make stunning photographs. Guiding you to select locations across Cornwall & Devon to touch upon legends, history and meaning of the landscape.

Surrounded by unspoilt nature, the day will fly by, whilst you enjoy your passion for photography. A learning experience, can change a life. Landscape Photography Workshops Courses Holidays.


Kidz R Us Theatre Company

St Ives Theatre

Kidz R Us is an award-winning youth theatre company, dedicated to getting young people involved in the performing arts, to support their development and the wider community. Rave reviews and standing ovations are a bonus!

We work with around 100 children, teenagers and young adults a year, and since 1994 have produced more than 100 shows and won numerous awards. Watch out for our unmissable musicals during half-terms and holidays, and a traditional family panto at Christmas.

Our home is St Ives Theatre, in the heart of St Ives. There’s usually something going on here, even if it’s not one of our shows, so keep an eye on What’s On. Sir Tim Rice is our Patron and our Director, Phil Barnett, was awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2012.


Royal St Ives Cinema

The Royal Cinema is situated at the bottom of The Stennack in Royal Square, opposite the Co-op.

The Malakoff bus station and St Ives railway station are a few minutes walk from the cinema if you go down Tregenna Hill and turn left just before the Library building.

Most buses stop in Royal Square or at the bus station. There is a large car park two minutes walk from the cinema, up the Stennack, the car park entrance is next to a launderette and the St Ives Health Centre.


The Cornish Seal Sanctuary

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a charity that rescues and rehabilitates grey seals pup from around the Cornish Coastline.

Each season, the Sanctuary rehabilitates over 70 seal pups that have been rescued for various reasons, from malnourishment to being separated from their mum.

The Sanctuary also provides a permanent home to animals that need special care from their team of marine animal experts.

Visit our cottage mascot, Noddy the seal pup, who we have adopted at the sanctuary. Please leave some information about how he is doing and what he got up to during your visit in the visitors book.


Surf School

St Ives Surf School is highly regarded as one of the best places to learn to surf in St Ives.

They offer highly skilled and experienced tuition for kids and adults alike with the highest standards of safety applied at all times. The school also provide stand up paddle boarding, coasteering and sea kayaking activities from our beautiful beach locations in the heart of St Ives.

All of the instructors are CRB checked and trained life guards.


Cape Cornwall Golf & Leisure

Cape Cornwall Golf & Leisure is often described as one of Cornwall’s hidden gems. It is a truly unique place to get away, relax and unwind in comfortable informal surroundings that has a touch of Cornish charm with contemporary styling.

Situated on the wild and rugged cliff tops of the Cornish costal path and overlooking ‘Poldarks’ Brison rocks, we are a great destination to stay and explore this wonderful area. We are often referred to as a walkers paradise with a unique location, fine dining and welcoming accommodation.


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