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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Outfit Post: Orla Kiely at Tintagel Castle, Cornwall

Clifftop View Cornwall

If you’ve been following along on Instagram Stories, you will know that last weekend we hopped on a train to Bristol and then hired a car to drive into the beauty of Cornwall. I mean just look at that breathtaking view! The 11 hour journey was well worth it. This was day two at the English Heritage ruins of Tintagel Castle – over a hundred steps above ground level. Sitting on the edge of the world was worth every single one.


I bought this blouse from the Orla Kiely sample sale in London a few years ago. They seemed to be doing them quite regularly once upon a time, but I haven’t seen it be mentioned for quite a while recently. I bought this top, a cute tan shoulder bag and a beautiful patterned dress for rock bottom prices – all brand new and in perfect condition. It is silk, though, so I’m always terrified I’m going to ruin it every time I wear it. I am not dainty!!

My jewellery is from Black Willow Jewelry, both were really special gifts from Mummy Oneten and Stu as they’re quite pricey (completely worth it, of course, as they’re handmade!). I can’t tell you how many times I’ve panicked when I lose that ring for even 5 minutes, I think it’s my most favourite item I own and I wear it every day. Those special pieces can really change the way you feel, can’t they? Sometimes when life is sucking, all I have to do is look down at the sparkly, mystic quartz on my finger and feel loved. I absolutely adore how the colours match the sea.

Orla Kiely Outfit Post

Black Willow Jewellery Light Lure Ring

Seaside Outfit Ideas

I’m definitely a water baby – I love to swim, even though I’m not very good at it, and something about being in the sea air just makes me feel so happy and peaceful. I also had a super strong coffee before we attempted all those stairs up to Tintagel Castle (as you may be able to tell from the photo below!) and hanging out with my bestest pals without a care in the world – yep, this was a really, really good day. Loves x xx

Tintagel Castle, Cornwall

Blouse | Orla Kiely  //  Vest Dress | Forever 21  //  Brogues | Office (similar*)
Bag | TK Maxx  //  Necklace & Ring | Black Willow Jewelry
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