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Things To Do

Cornwall is renowned for its wild, dramatic coast lines and fabulous rolling countryside which draws those seeking an active and memorable holiday. We have provided below some of the activities you can enjoy both locally and a little further afield.

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.

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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.

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Isles of Scilly

England’s Enchanting Archipelago

Outstandingly beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt.

The Isles of Scilly lie just off the coast of Cornwall but could be another world entirely. A natural wonder, like a cluster of precious ocean jewels, where nature thrives and the soul is inspired.

Everything looks and feels quite different on Scilly – simpler and slower, life moves at an easier pace giving time to pause and reflect.

So with the space and freedom to do everything, or nothing – this enchanting archipelago guarantees a magical, unforgettable experience. Visit our luxury cottages in 2020 for the opportunity of a day trip to the isles.

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Walking

One of the nicest ways to spend a day in St Ives is to put on your boots and discover one of the many scenic walking routes this resort has to offer.

Our favourite routes include the walk that takes in the historic Knills Mount, the coastal path to Zennor and the pilgrims path to St Michaels mount.

Details of these can be found at the local tourist office.

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Eden Project

The Eden Project is a popular visitor attraction in Cornwall. Inside the two biomes are plants that are collected from many diverse climates and environments. The project is located in a reclaimed china clay pit, located 2 km (1.2 mi) from the town of St Blazey and 5 km (3 mi) from the larger town of St Austell.

The complex is dominated by two huge enclosures consisting of adjoining domes that house thousands of plant species, and each enclosure emulates a natural biome. The biomes consist of hundreds of hexagonal and pentagonal, inflated, plastic cells supported by steel frames. The largest of the two biomes simulates a rainforest environment and the second, a Mediterranean environment. The attraction also has an outside botanical garden which is home to many plants and wildlife native to Cornwall and the UK in general; it also has many plants that provide an important and interesting backstory, for example, those with a prehistoric heritage.

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Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre is an open-air theatre, constructed above a gully with a rocky granite outcrop jutting into the sea (minack from Cornish meynek means a stony or rocky place). The theatre is at Porthcurno, 4 miles (6.4 km) from Land’s End in Cornwall, England.

The season runs each year from May to September, with some 80,000 people a year seeing a show, and more than 100,000 pay an entrance fee to look around the site. It has appeared in a listing of the world’s most spectacular theatres.

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Godrevy: National Trust

Godrevy is an area on the eastern side of St Ives Bay, west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, which faces the Atlantic Ocean. It is popular with both the surfing community and walkers.

It is part owned by the National Trust, and offshore on Godrevy Island is a lighthouse maintained by Trinity House which is said to be the inspiration for Virginia Woolf’s novel To the Lighthouse.

Godrevy lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the South West Coast Path runs around the whole promontory. There are several public car parks on the western side where the National Trust owns and operates a café.

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey in Cornwall, are one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. The gardens are typical of the 19th century Gardenesque style with areas of different character and in different design styles.

The gardens were created by members of the Cornish Tremayne family from the mid-18th century to the beginning of the 20th century, and still form part of the family’s Heligan estate.

The gardens include aged and colossal rhododendrons and camellias, a series of lakes fed by a ram pump over 100 years old, highly productive flower and vegetable gardens, an Italian garden, and a wild area filled with subtropical tree ferns called “The Jungle”.

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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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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.

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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.

Visit

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.

Visit

Tate Art Gallery

Visit the Iconic Tate Gallery in the beautiful bay of Porthmeor. With its ever-changing galleries, featuring a variety of British artists and media if offers a truly fascinating day out.

The facilities are fantastic and include accessible car parking, wheelchair provision, permitted entrance for assistance dogs, cloakroom, toilets and baby change, provision and activities for disabled visitors, plentiful seating areas, café and shop.

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Walking

One of the nicest ways to spend a day in St Ives is to put on your boots and discover one of the many scenic walking routes this resort has to offer.

Our favourite routes include the walk that takes in the historic Knills Mount, the coastal path to Zennor and the pilgrims path to St Michaels mount.

Details of these can be found at the local tourist office.

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Mr. Gary Beeston trading as My Cottages in St Ives
3, 5 and 5a The Digey, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1HR, United Kingdom
enquiries@mycottagesinstives.co.uk