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Things To Do In St Ives, Cornwall

Things to do in St Ives, Cornwall

Ooh we spent a lovely afternoon in St. Ives over the bank holiday weekend! It’s such a cute and quaint seaside bay with cobbled streets and old fashioned tea rooms, but also had a kooky side with shops bursting full of independent design and handmade. We stumbled across a huge beer and booze shop too, but I didn’t really want to have to carry a bag-full of bottles around with me so we only looked and didn’t sample! We squeezed plenty of stuff into a couple of hours, though. Here’s some suggestions for things to do in St Ives:

Hanging out on the beach at St. Ives Bay

things to do in St. Ives

The Rum & Crab Shack

// Frolic on the beach and have a paddle in the sea! There’s a line of colourful beach huts tucked into the corner too! Definitely one of the most important things to do in St Ives!

// Enjoy an ice cream on the sea front, but watch out for seagulls – one of our friends got attacked by a gang of the blighters and they stole her ice cream :O

// We didn’t make it to The Rum & Crab Shack this time, but I’ve heard it’s good! I mean, what more do you need in a place? Next time!

// The walk out to the lighthouse at the end of Smeaton’s Pier was blustery, but beautiful! It’s just sea as far as the eye can see and a pretty little lighthouse.

// There are so many cute boats, if we had time I would have loved to sit on the pier and watched the world go by for a few hours. You can even rent a retro striped deckchair to really soak it all in.

// We wandered back up through the town to do a spot of window shopping. I eyed up some mint and some Baileys’ fudge in a shop window but, although delicious, the service was pretty poor and the lady was quite rude. I actually recommend you try The Fudge Box a bit further up instead which was much quieter and much friendlier!

// If it’s a busy weekend like bank holiday, you might be better hopping on a train through to St. Ives. It’s a lovely little coastal route and then you don’t need to worry about battling for a space in the tiny car park!

// Set aside a little treat money and go on a shopping spree – I could have spent a fortune!

Things to do in St Ives

Handmade in fudge in St Ives Cornwall

I bought this beautiful scarf from The Painted Bird, which was full of kooky accessories like thick knitted socks and locally inspired jewellery. Look at those adorable little pom-poms and it goes perfectly with my Kikki K planner. A girl must always match her scarf to her planner! Haha. Shopping is one of my favourite things to do in St Ives – The shops are all so cute, especially Poppy Treffry which is full of illustrated accessories.

Ah St. Ives, you’re alright!

Shops in St Ives, Flamingo Scarf, The Painted Bird

Boats in St. Ives

Smeaton's Pier St Ives

Smeaton's Pier St Ives

Hanging out in St. Ives Cornwall

Loves x xx

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posted by onetenzeroseven in Travel and have Comments (2)
  • http://www.amberloveblog.com Amber Davey

    Ooh I’ve never been to Cornwall, this makes me want to go even more now! My family went on a weekend away (without me wah) a while ago and loved it, hopefully we’ll go again soon and I’ll get to go with them! :P xo

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  • http://www.adventuresinteaandcake.com Kel

    It looks absolutely beautiful! I’m hoping for a Cornwall holiday next year and Rum & Crab has definitely got me excited!