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St Ives Guide THE OFFICIAL

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St Ives H lidays With Hundreds of quality properties in the St Ives Area giving you spectacular beaches, walks, fun for the kids and one of the most recognised and loved harbours in the UK.

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Tregenna Castle Resort Tregenna Castle Resort is a family-friendly resort offering a wealth of facilities and activities which are perfect for a fun-filled day out. Overlooking the picturesque seaside town of St Ives, the resort is an ideal venue for your wedding, conference or event. Why not relax in Castle Beauty, sample our new Ă la carte breakfast menu (seasonal), take lunch on the terrace, or enjoy an afternoon tea on the lawn?

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Visit www.tregenna-castle.co.uk Call 01736 795 254 or Email hotel@tregenna-castle.co.uk

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CONTENTS

WELCOME TO ST IVES

CONTENTS Events Beach Activities 9 Facts about St Ives Educational Trips to St Ives Things To Do Beach Guide Art St Ives Town Map Shopping Eating Out St Ives Surrounding Area Walking Around St Ives Getting Married in St Ives Where to Stay Getting to St Ives Useful Information Directory

Located in the far west of Cornwall, this internationally renowned town is an enchanting place. People come to St Ives from all over the world to enjoy the invigorating sports and surf scene. With pristine sands, tropical clear waters, the historic and modern arts scene, fine dining and quality award winning hotels, the town and its surrounding areas are a rich and diverse holiday hotspot. From The Tate to numerous private galleries and art dealers, St Ives hosts a vast array of creative outlets and events. The town annually stages numerous festivals which include food, literature, arts and the well established September Festival. Associated with famous figures from our artistic heritage such as Barbara Hepworth, Bernard Leach and Alfred Wallis to a multitude of modern musicians, writers and poets, it boasts a rare and eclectic fusion of influences and people.

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The team at Visit St Ives Information Centre deliver the best of the town and its surroundings in an effort to give you a taste of the vibrancy, beauty and history of this ancient town. In 2019, the Library and Visitor Information Centre merged under St Ives Town Council. The Centre is solely self funded and is dependent on our loyal team of volunteers who help us to remain open to help all our visitors. We want to ensure that no matter what the reason for your visit to St Ives, everyone has a relaxing and rewarding experience. We will be delighted to see you and ensure that you get the most from your time here. So, please do visit us - we look forward to meeting you!

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We offer a range of services which include:

• Left Luggage facility • Accommodation booking service • Ticket office facilities for shows

VISIT ST IVES LIBRARY & TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE We are situated in the library building, Gabriel Street, TR26 2LX The Information Centre provides a warm welcome to visitors from staff and volunteers, who can guide you to get the very best out of your holiday. Come and browse our wide range of locally made and sourced gifts, maps, books and more…

Opening Times: Monday – Saturday all year 9.30am - 5.00pm May – October includes Sunday opening 10.00am - 3.00pm

and concerts

• National Express tickets • Eden Project tickets • Free half hour internet access • Free unlimited Wi-Fi access • Printing facilities • Holiday membership to the library • Activities and talks in the library • Rhyme time for pre-school children • Local Information • Local transport information • What’s on • Lego Club • Yoga & Pilates classes  01736 796297 | info@visitstives.org.uk www.stives-cornwall.co.uk

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2020 EVENTS

February

s t n e v E 0 2 0 2 April 4th April Lanner Band, The Guildhall

May 8th May 75th anniversary of VE Day (Public Holiday) 8th May Helston Flora Day

March 28th March Guns or Roses, The Guildhall

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9th – 16th May St Ives Literature Festival 22nd to 25th May St Ives Contemporary Fine Art Fair, The Guildhall 23rd May – 31st May Open Studios Cornwall June 27th June Voodoo Rooms, The Guildhall 27th – 28th June Golowan Festival, Penzance

weekly events:

10th February St Ives Feast Day – Hurling the Silver Ball

An ancient tradition that celebrates the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Ia in 1434 and offers a rare chance to watch the game of Hurling, a centuries old form of rugby. The day begins with the Mayor’s procession for the blessing at St Ia Well near Porthmeor Beach. This is followed by the start of the boisterous hurling of the silver ball, one of Cornwall’s oldest customs dating back at least a thousand years. The game involves much rough and tumble as each side tries to keep possession of the ball made of apple wood coated in silver. Whoever returns the ball to the Mayor on the steps of the Guildhall on the stroke of midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon, pennies are thrown from the balcony by town councillors to the waiting children on the Guildhall forecourt.

2020 EVENTS

20th – 21st June Secret Gardens of St Ives This annual event is not just a treat for garden lovers. It is also a great way to explore hidden corners and alleyways of the town. Ten different private gardens, varying in size, position and gardening style, are open for the weekend each year. Find out how local gardeners make the most of the town’s mild micro-climate, and how much they are able to cram into often quite small plots. Tickets are available from the Visitor Information Centre, or follow the link from the town website.

Every Monday

24th June Midsummer Eve Bonfire

9:30am – 4pm Collectors Market, The Guildhall (April to end of October)

This old custom was revived by the St Ives Old Cornwall Society and takes place on Carnstabba Hill, where the mayor lights the fire. With echoes of a very ancient rite, flowers and herbs are thrown by the ‘Lady of the Flowers’ into the hilltop blaze. The gathering is blessed by the vicar and prayers are said in Cornish.

Every Tuesday

10th April Good Friday Sail Boats

Consols Pond For over a century the families of St Ives have enjoyed the tradition of sailing model boats at Consols Pond on Good Friday. The tradition began in the early 1900’s, when fishermen and children sailed model boats in the town’s harbour. It is thought to be a gesture to the old seafaring communities which used to launch miniature boats in the hope of ensuring safe passage for mariners.

17th to 19th April Porthleven Food Festival 25th April Trevithick Day, Camborne

15th – 17th May St Ives Food and Drink Festival

Porthminster Beach Delicious food, expert cookery demonstrations and the chance to sample some of the finest produce around are all on the menu as the St Ives Food and Drink Festival returns for 2020. The free event is a celebration of all that is great about our region’s food and drink industry. Top celebrity and home-grown Cornish chefs will take to the demo stage. As well as two days of chef demos, visitors to the festival can also sample the delights of an artisan produce market, mouth watering meals from a host of top food traders, beachside music and a dedicated family area with activities to keep young and old amused.

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10am – 4pm Art & Craft, The Guildhall (April to October) 11 am Tate around Town, Guided Tour from Barbara Hepworth, 01736 791 177, booking essential 3:30 – 5:30 pm St Ives Knitting Group, Café Art

Every Wednesday

11th July Queen Tribute, The Guildhall 20th July Summer Artisan Craft and Alternative Event, The Guildhall

10am to 4pm Wylde Wednesday, The Guildhall (April to October) 11am Guided Tours of St Ives, from The Guildhall (end of March to October half term weeks) Booking advisable

Every Thursday 9:30am to 2pm Farmers’ Market, The Guildhall 3:30 to 5pm Drawing Group, Café Art

Every Sunday 1:30 to 4pm Sunday Fundays, Café Art (Summer only)

July 3rd - 5th July St Ives Northern Soul Weekend, The Guildhall 3rd – 18th July Lafrowda Festival, St Just

August 8th August The George Michael Story, The Guildhall 14th August Jethro, The Guildhall 29th August Santana Tribute, The Guildhall

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BEACH ACTIVITIES

2020 EVENTS

September

Beach Day Activities 12th – 26th September St Ives September Festival

First launched in 1978, the St Ives September Festival lasts for fifteen days offering a wide range of music, arts and literature events in locations throughout the town, attracting visitors from far and wide. With a full programme of exhibitions, music, concerts, poetry, walks, talks, workshops, comedy, theatre, plays, stories and film, you can expect an eclectic mix of performers and artists on the guest list which in the past has included some of the UK’s top singers and bands such as Fairport Convention, Barbara

6th September Tour of Britain Cycle Race Cornwall 2020 Grand Départ Cornwall will host the OVO Energy Tour of Britain for the first time ever in September 2020, with the Grand Depart of this year’s race seeing riders travel 170 kilometres through the Cornish countryside. It starts at Penzance and will end in Bodmin. The race will pass through St Ives on Sunday 6th September.

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November 5th November Firework Display on Porthminster Beach December Throughout December ‘St Ives in December’ 31st December New Year’s party – throughout St Ives

Dickson, Seth Lakeman, George Melly and Elkie Brooks. There are lots of free entry art exhibitions along with dancers, musicians, shanty crews and performers who entertain in the town’s streets and pubs. Locally themed plays and musical shows are put on in the theatre, walking tours taking in the area’s history take place throughout the festival and there are drop-in art classes led by professional artists in areas such as textiles and life drawing. Events at the Tate and art talks at the Leach Pottery and Hepworth Gardens give a real insight to St Ives as one of the world’s leading centres for art.

Events to watch out for in 2020 RNLI Lifeboat Day St Ives Raft Race Crying the Neck Newlyn Fish Festival Santa arrives on RNLI Lifeboat + Christmas Light switch on

Rockpooling

St Ives beaches have easily accessible Atlantic filled rockpools and it’s a great place to introduce children to their first marine puddles. There are several places in St Ives that are excellent for rock pooling and these are on Porthmeor Beach, Porthminster Beach (both with plenty of refreshments on site) and Bamaluz Beach. All you need to take with you is a bucket and an inquisitive mind. Please remember to release anything you find back into their natural environment.

Fly a Kite

With the Atlantic breeze, you will surely be able to fly a kite on one of our beaches.

Build sand sculptures

Why not challenge the whole family to build the best sculpture? From sandcastles to crabs and turtles, there is a variety of sculptures that beginners to experts can build.

Bodyboarding

Bodyboarding is a great starting point for those with limited experience in water sports. There are plenty of places throughout St Ives and Carbis Bay where you can pick up a board, but if you’re looking for some instruction there are schools in town that can help.

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Educational Trips to St Ives

ST IVES FACTS

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Tate St Ives opened in 1993 to show the St Ives modernist paintings and sculptures owned by Tate in London. It was built on the site of the town’s gas works which had been bombed in the war.

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The Digey can be argued to be one of the most iconic streets in the ‘Downlong’ area of St Ives. It is not certain where the name ‘Digey’ comes from but one theory is it comes from dye-chy meaning dye house, where the boat sails were dyed

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Halfway along The Digey is the Old Arch. The passageway through leads into Hicks Court which was once the house of George Hicks, the Portreeve or Mayor of St Ives in the early 1600s. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, this was the location of a bakehouse where local women would bring their dough to be baked.

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Behind Porthmeor Road is a straight lane called The Rope Walk. This is where the rope was made for the fishing industry and it was adjacent to the great cellars and lofts for processing the millions of pilchards brought ashore every autumn during the 19th Century for export to Italy.

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The St Ives Railway was built in 1877 linking the town with St Erth (then known as St Ives Road). The last broad gauge railway, which Beeching nearly closed in the 1960s, transformed the economy of the town. The old railway line and station building were demolished in the 1960s to make way for the car park.

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One of the most iconic buildings in St Ives, high on the Island, is St Nicholas Chapel. Dedicated to the patron saint of sailors, it is not known for how many centuries it has guarded the area. It was demolished by the War Office in 1904 and has twice been restored. It is now the responsibility of all local churches.

St Ives is an exciting place to come with a school group; it’s also very safe, easy to navigate and everything you’d want to see is within walking distance. Particularly well suited to art and activity trips, it offers a unique opportunity to inspire students outside of the classroom. Here are our top 5 things to do with your class (can be adapted for all ages):

• Big Beach Day: St Ives Surf School do a fabulous

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In 1770 the great engineer John Smeaton, who designed the Eddystone Lighthouse, planned the first section of the granite pier that still bears his name. For the first time, St Ives Harbour had a good, safe anchorage. The pier was lengthened in the late 1890s when the Victorian extension was constructed. This is why it contains 2 lighthouses.

beach day which includes a talk about the RNLI, a water based activity (surfing, kayaking, etc.) and beach volleyball. All instructors are DBS checked and trained in first aid.

• Art Workshops: St Ives is home to St Ives

School of Painting, Barnoon Workshop, St Ives Society of Artists and a plethora of artist educators. Workshops run between 2 and 6 hours covering all art disciplines.

• Ghost Walk: Book a private Lantern Ghost Story Walk with Shanty Baba. Meet at Westcotts Quay for a seriously spooky couple of hours.

• Iconic Art Institutions: Students under 18 go

free at Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden with Leach Pottery

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offering fantastic pottery workshops – they’ll even glaze, fire and post pottery work back to the school for you.

• Sunrise Photography Workshop: Meet as

early as necessary to walk up to the best point in town to view the sunrise over the ocean; receive instruction in how to take the perfect sunrise photograph as well as tutoring in how to get the most out of your camera.

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St Ives had a third pier and the remains can still be seen today at low tide. Built in the middle of the nineteenth century, the seas were too strong for the structure and the pier began to deteriorate.

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At low tide on Porthmeor Beach, the wreck of SS Alba can still be seen. This was a Panamanian coal boat which ran aground on the rocks off the Island in late January 1938. Unfortunately, the lifeboat was wrecked trying to save the crew and four sailors died. The boilers of the Alba can still be seen at low tide and sometimes get mistaken for an unexploded bomb.

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THINGS TO DO

THINGS TO DO

Things To Do St Ives is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has several Sites of Special Scientific Interest nearby. With the area’s rugged coastline, sweeping sandy beaches, quiet coves

Horse Riding

and fabulous walks, you may think these are the main attractions. However, there is much more

If you would like the chance to try horse riding for the first time on your visit to Cornwall, trekking through St Ives picturesque countryside will make the event even more memorable. Penhalwyn Trekking Centre & School cater for novices and experienced riders. Call 01736 796597.

to see and do.

Surfing

St Ives Bay is a wonderful place to surf and if you’re a beginner you will be looked after by the resident surf school on Porthmeor Beach. Call St Ives Surf School on 01736 793 938 or Ocean Sports, Carbis Bay Beach 07533 695 031

Coasteering

Coasteering is a fast growing extreme adventure sport which isn’t for the fainthearted. A combination of traversing rocks, floating through gullies, sea swimming, exploring caves, negotiating rock jumps and it all takes place in a safe and fun environment under the guidance of highly trained and qualified professionals.

Walking St Michael’s Way is a beautiful 12.5 mile walk and runs coast to coast from Lelant to St Michael’s Mount. (See page 32 for the article on “Walking” for further info).

Relax and Unwind

Stand Up Paddleboarding Stand Up Paddleboarding or SUP for short is a more sociable way to enjoy the coastline. Unlike surfing, learning to stand up is more widely accessible and gives paddlers a unique perspective out on the ocean allowing you to discover secluded coves and enjoy the tranquil waters of St Ives Bay. Call Ocean Sports Centre in Carbis Bay to book your session 07533 695 031 / 07970629493

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You’ve already taken the first step to a relaxing holiday by choosing St Ives as your destination. Why not unwind further and visit the team at The Attic Cellar for a personalised, pampering treatment. With the professional and experienced team offering a wide range of treatments including Facials, Aromatherapy, Body Massage and Spa Treatments, you will feel refreshed and ready to enjoy one of our beautiful beaches followed by that special meal out at one of our many acclaimed restaurants. Call the Attic Cellar Treatment Rooms on 01736 799889.

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THINGS TO DO

Golf

There are several outstanding coastal links and parkland courses in the surrounding areas, as well as pitch and putt and short course facilities. There are two in particular you could try. Tregenna Castle’s Golf course, a challenging par 3, 18 hole academy course, surrounds the hotel and is one of the most scenic courses in the country, enjoying award-winning views over St Ives and the surrounding coastline. The course is open year round to guests and non-residents. West Cornwall Golf Club is one of the finest links courses in Cornwall. It has a magnificent setting and has been moulded around the natural contours of the sand dunes that form part of the Hayle Estuary and Porth Kidney Sands. There are panoramic views from almost every hole with St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse forming a memorable backdrop to this gem. The 18 hole golf course and its restaurant are open all yearround to members and to visitors.

Make some memories...

Chocolate Workshops There’s so much to do while visiting St Ives. One of the coolest businesses is I Should Coco, which offers Chocolate workshops for all. A cosy space with funky urban décor, here you can make your own souvenirs and treats using the chocolate of your choice. The business is very much a family affair, helped by ‘Team Coco’, a small group of dedicated chocolate people. We spoke to Andrea Parsons, one of the partners. “It wasn’t our idea to start running chocolate workshops, it was our customers. We had so many requests we thought we’d give it a go. And it was great fun. For a while, we ran workshops just for the kids, but quickly realised the whole family wanted to take part, even the teenagers and grandparents! These days it’s a real family affair with tweenies and octogenarians alike.“

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The techniques are simple enough for all but can produce incredible results. We are now based in a brand new purpose built workshop, right in the middle of St Ives with a chocolate shop attached selling fresh Cornish cream truffles and personalised chocolate souvenirs. For dedicated chocoholics, we also run more technical Adult Workshops. Popular with couples, they run all year round. If you’d like to have a go, You can book a workshop at www.ishouldcoco.co.uk or call 01736 798756

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ST IVES AREA BEACH GUIDE

ST IVES AREA BEACH GUIDE

Porthminster Beach

Award-winning golden sands, crystal clear waters & perfect views. No wonder St Ives is part of one of the most beautiful bays in the world.

A sheltered beach boasting almost half a mile of golden sand with calm sea conditions; ideal for families. Porthminster has café and restaura nt facilities along with watersports school and hire. Just above the beach is the 4* AA awarded St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa. There is a scenic cliff walk to Carbis Bay on the South West Coast Path, a putting green, beach huts for hire, toilets and level access to the town centre. The St Ives branch line (park and ride service from St Erth) draws up at the top of the steps.

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Key to beach facilities: One of St Ives’ most outstanding features is its beaches of fine golden sand and crystal clear water. Awake to gulls’ cries, dress quickly and jog down the cool granite streets for a solitary early morning walk along the beach - all a very long way from the busy rush of working life. Pick a different location each day; with seven beaches within 3 miles of St Ives you will be spoilt for choice.

Parking Toilet Beach Shop Café Dog friendly beach all year round Seasonal Dog Ban 1st July to 31st August between 10am and 6pm Seasonal Dog Ban 15th May to 30th September between 10am and 6pm Lifeguard on Duty during summer season

You can expect to see seals in the harbour and dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks in the Bay. Explore the undersea world of shrimps, crabs and anemones in the many rock pools. St Ives Bay has more than its fair share of beaches and for fifty miles along the length of Cornish Coastline, there are magnificent open stretches of silky white and glowing sands. Each beach has its own charm and appeal; there are busy family beaches, popular water sports venues, wide-open flat sands and tucked away hidden sun traps. Most of the beaches have RNLI employed, fully qualified lifeguards during the summer months.

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Porthgwidden

Lambeth

A small, rocky tidal beach which sits between Westcotts Quay and the Harbour beach. www.stives-cornwall.co.uk

Porthgwidden is a delightful sma ll sandy cove and sun trap with safe bathing (but keep inside the line of buoys). It has beach huts for hire and handy toilets. The brilliant white terrace is home to the relaxed Porthgwidde n Café and there’s a kiosk for coffee and snacks. Porthgwidde n is an ideal beach to catch the morning sun and stay all day.

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Porthmeor is a surfing beach with surf school, fine golden sand, good sunbathing by day and spectacular sunsets. During the summer, trained lifeguards ensure the bathing is as safe as possible. There are restaurant and café facilities right on the beach. Above the beach is a putting green and a bowling green with toilets and beach huts on the terrace behind with the Tate Gallery overlooking.

The Harbour Our tidal sandy bottomed harbour is still a working port where you can watch the local fishermen land their daily fresh catches of locally caught seafood. It is also very sheltered and a perfect suntrap in the heart of town. There are toilets in the Sloop Car Park and behind the lifeboat station on West Pier plus all the facilities, you may need nearby.

Carbis Bay

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Carbis Bay has a large sandy privately owned beach with very safe bathing and almost always calm conditions, perfect for watersports such as Kayaking and SUP. Contact Ocean Sports Centre who are based on Carbis Bay Beach on 07533 695031. It is a lovely spot for children and has good facilities including café, hotel, spa and toilets. The branch line train station is above the beach and there is convenient parking. The cliff path walk to nearby Porthkidney Sands or St Ives starts just above the beach and is well recommended.

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Porthkidney Sands

Bamaluz A tiny cove well hidden on the walk from the harbour to Porthgwidden, this is one of two beaches in St Ives where you can take dogs all year round. With the old pier to the right, you can sit and relax whilst watching the fishermen cast their nets as the world goes by.

Porthkidney Sands is a vast expa nse of sand backed by sand dunes and the golf links. It’s five minutes walk from the parking area by Lelant Church to the beach. At low tide, it can be almost a mile to the wate r’s edge so beware as the tide can come in very quickly across the flat sand. This beach is never overcrowded but lacks facilities so bring a packed lunch and take your litter home.

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ART

ART IN ST IVES

Artists have been frequenting St Ives since the early 1800s. Turner arrived in 1811 on a mission to capture the essence of our beautiful and rugged South West. He did so with his usual impressionists’ aplomb and succeeded in capturing the unique pink light that St Ives is blessed with.

During the 1930s a new breed of artist began to arrive; a younger, more bohemian set who brought with them many new ideas and challenged the established artists’ perception of what art should, or indeed, could be. It was not altogether a simple or smooth transition but they did drive change and today they are responsible for St Ives being recognised as a vibrant, modern art colony. Names such as Hepworth, Nicholson, Leach, Gabo and Wallis were all considered part of this pioneering art community. What Is Pink Light? St Ives is world renowned for its light. We are blessed with our geographic location on the ‘Toe’ of Britain, surrounded on three sides by the sea and washed gently by the temperate Gulf

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Stream. This, coupled with the crystal clear waters, unpolluted air and our mineral rich, slightly pink sand work together to produce a magnificent light display. The light is particularly apparent during the ‘golden hour’, the first hour after sunrise and the last hour before sunset, when the sun is low enough in the sky to create this phenomenon, bathing our town in a beautiful pink glow. Get Your Art Pass Did you know that Visit St Ives sells the Art Pass? Enjoy seven days unlimited access to Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum, the Leach Pottery, Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange. Prices are £18 for adults and £14 for concessions.

why not visit Art Space located on the harbour front, a cooperative showcasing original pieces in oils, watercolours, pastels, acrylics, wall mounted ceramics and glass.

Another place you must visit is Leach Pottery at the top of town, a 20 minute walk up The Stennack. Bernard Leach moved to an old cow shed in St Ives in 1920 where he established a school of pottery. Having been born in Hong Kong and lived in Japan, his style combined western and eastern influences. Following a major restoration project, the pottery launched as a studio, museum, gallery and shop in 2008. The Leach Pottery is open all year and there are also guided tours and workshops available.

Café Art Café Art is a community-based cafe in the heart of St Ives where they serve up much more than good coffee and delicious food. A knitting group meets every Tuesday 3.30-5 pm; and a drawing Group meets every Thursday 3.30-5 pm; all welcome to come along and join, free of charg e (bring your own materials). The Café also hosts Summ er Sunday Fundays, 1.30-4pm, with a different craft activity every week, £5 per person. All materials and tutorage included, and you can take away your creation. Check on the blackboard in the café or on the Café Facebook page for activit ies and whether they are suitable for children. There are always things for families to do Anytime of the week – colouring in, games, books, Newspapers and magazines available to read. This is a relaxed space where you can linger if you like and soak up some local vibes.

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Today, St Ives has a large selection of art galleries. Tate St Ives is based above Porthmeor Beach and exhibits contemporary British and Cornish art. Barbara Hepworth’s Museum and Sculpture Garden is where Barbara lived and many of the sculptures are still where she positioned them. You also have the smaller galleries in the Centre of St Ives; for example,

TATE ST IVES The dynamic spirit of St Ives, a famous centre for abstract art in the 20th century, is reflected in our exhibitions and collection display, showcasing the artists that lived and worked in the town. ‘One of Britain’s most beautiful galleries’ The Telegraph

BARBARA HEPWORTH MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN

Art Space gallery has a

constantly refreshing display of high quality, original work. We feature the strikingly varied output of our seven members on our walls as well as handmade jewellery, sculpture, prints, cards & sketches. Info. Open daily 10.00-5.30 (10.30-4.00 in Winter.) The Wharf, St Ives, TR26 1PU. Tel. 01736 799744.

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Little did Turner know that his masterpieces would be the inspiration for thousands to make the same pilgrimage in search of that same pink light and that he would be the catalyst in creating the vibrant and influential art colony of St Ives. During the 1880s, the likes of Whistler arrived from New York and Anders Zorn from Sweden. It swiftly became THE place to paint, with no reputable artist’s portfolio being complete without a St Ives piece being part of it.

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A hidden oasis in the very centre of bustling St Ives, offering a remarkable insight into one of Britain’s most important 20th century artists. ‘Meditative and energising’ The Guardian Joint admission ticket available, for information visit tate.org.uk/stives

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SHOPPING IN ST IVES

SHOPPING IN ST IVES

shopping Discover hidden gems selling unique and locally made gifts. Wander through the craft markets to buy a one-off, reasonably priced item made by a local artist or craftsman. Find the ideal gift to take back home as a memento of your stay or as a gift to a loved one. Here are a few ideas to find that perfect gift! Seasalt St Ives store located on Fore Street showcases their complete womenswear collection – clothing, accessories, footwear and their famous RAIN collection. Seasalt has its

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for its St Ives is well known res sto ent small independ and ies ler gal art m ranging fro and s the clo to ps ho books . home furnishing stores

new Cornish Home range including iconic Leach pottery and unique printed stationery. Sweetlime located on Wills Lane, mixes interiors, accessories, artwork and gifts as well as designing and making jewellery, accessories and home furnishings. St Ives is the perfect place for retail therapy!

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EATING OUT

EATING OUT

produced wines and beer? It will be an experience you’ll remember for many years. You must try Rajpoot (located on Gabriel Street) where they provide the finest Indian cuisine and certainly live up to the ancient ideals of striving for perfection. It was recently voted by Cobra as the best Indian restaurant in Cornwall! Looking for something sizzling? Then you must try The Mex, a taste of Mexico in St Ives serving Burritos, Tacos, Chimichanga, Fajitas, Chilli, BBQ ribs and Fish. Tel: 01736 797658 The Bean Inn (located in Carbis Bay) provides some of the tastiest vegetarian and vegan dishes from around the world. They create flavoursome dishes by using the best quality ingredients, sourcing local, organic and seasonal produce whenever possible.

Eating Out

And you must try Bier Huis Grand Cafe. Located in St Andrew’s St., this family run Belgian-inspired

Just wander down through the cobbled streets into the heart of the town where you will find every culinary delicacy that your taste buds can desire. From the humble, perfect Cornish pasty to a cream tea in one of the beautiful harbour tea rooms, simple fresh fish and chips or fine-dining in award-winning restaurants, you will find everything that your palette desires. Informal or formal, our marvellous chefs are waiting to tempt you with their original menus using freshly caught fish and locally sourced meats and vegetables. Cornwall produces show-stopping ingredients.

The catch of the day arrives at the harbour:lobster, crab, bass, mackerel – all freshly landed for you to enjoy with the individuality and flair of our many restaurants and cafes. There is an abundance of dining choice around the harbour, beaches and side streets. Whilst watching a perfect sunset al fresco you can enjoy a romantic dinner for two or a memorable family moment. Why not accompany this with our locally

The Mex

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café serves a tremendous variety of Belgian beers and beverages. Their food showcases Belgian inspired snacks and meals for you to enjoy throughout the day and evening.

Bier Huis Grand Cafe www.bierhuisgrandcafe.co.uk 01736 797074   16 St Andrews Street Take a step back from Lambeth Walk & unwind in our quirky Grand Cafe •  Expect a warm welcome with 

delicious & Comforting cuisine  accompanied by a satisfying  amount of iconic Belgian  beverages. •  Serving speciality teas, luscious hot 

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Carbis Bay

Rosamund Pilcher, the famous author, was born in Lelant in 1924.She is best known for her novel, The Shell Seekers, which was also made into a film in 1998 on location at St Ives, Land’s End, Lamorna Cove and Marazion. Her works are extremely popular in Germany.

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a e r a g n i d n u surro A journey around the St Ives local area and points of interest

Zennor

Halsetown

The pretty village of Zennor lies five miles from St Ives along the winding B3306 coast road. Although just a short drive away, it is close enough for the more energetic to take a bracing walk along the coastal path or over the fields from St Ives. Lying on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, this granite village nestles between the high, rocky cliffs and the rugged boulder-strewn hills and moors.

Halsetown is a village two miles to the west of St Ives. James Halse MP owned a nearby tin mine. As his workforce numbers grew in the 1830s, he built the village laying out the houses and inn on a garden city plan. Each house had just a small plot of land, not enough for growing market garden produce, but enough to encourage the residents to vote for him as he wished to be the only Member of Parliament returned for the borough of St Ives. Located on higher ground, its campsites, holiday cottages and riding schools offer fantastic views and wonderful light. The Halsetown Inn is an ideal spot for the thirsty, hungry traveller, offering a warm welcome and tasty food.

Nearby is Zennor Head Quarry which was worked before the mid 19th century; its granite was used to build much of St Ives and Falmouth Harbour walls and also the nearby Towednack Church. A footpath from the village leads down to the dramatic Zennor Head whilst above the village lie the rocky slopes of Zennor Hill. At the south end is Zennor Quoit, a prehistoric burial chamber with a massive sloping capstone. The remarkable granite church, dedicated to St Senara, houses the famous carving of a mermaid on an old bench end. The village has a welcoming café at The Old Chapel and a nearby pub for anyone needing to refuel.

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Carbis Bay Carbis Bay lies one mile south east of St Ives. It has a most beautiful beach which in itself is enough reason to visit. Why not stroll here along the coast path from St Ives to explore the area, just a leisurely 30 minute walk? The railway led to the development of the area as a holiday

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The village offers a number of restaurants, pubs, bed and breakfasts and self-catering accommodation making it a lovely base to either enjoy the immediate locality or to explore West Cornwall. Refreshments and meals are also available at No. 19, located at West Cornwall Golf Club and just yards from the South West Coast Path and the beautifully located Old Quay House.

destination and residential area. Carbis Bay is still a stop on the St Ives Branch line and makes a perfect choice to stay given its closeness to St Ives. There is a huge selection of accommodation –from the prestigious Carbis Bay Hotel right on the beach, to the many guesthouses and selfcatering accommodation. After spending time on the golden sands, why not discover the network of footpaths here including a walk up Worvas Hill to the Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve and the Knill Monument?

Lelant A charming area located 2.5 miles from St Ives, Lelant is in a beautiful setting overlooking the Hayle estuary. The Estuary and nearby marshes form an RSPB reserve which draws birdwatchers from far afield to look at the wealth of birdlife including rare, migratory species. Lelant has the beautiful beach, Porthkidney Sands, with its backdrop of sand dunes and golf course. The pretty church of St Uny is nearby, with sweeping views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse. Lelant was a seaport in the middle ages but lost its trade to St Ives when the Estuary silted up.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Nature Reserve

Hayle is a fascinating coastal town best know n for its three miles of golden sands and indus trial heritage, but hidden at the heart of the town is a wonderful wildlife haven. Hayle is justly proud of its ‘jewel in the crown’, the most southweste rly estuary in Great Britain, where the mild clima te ensures it remains frost-free most years. It was acquired by the RSPB in 1992 and the estua ry is one of the Society’s most important reserv es for migrating and wintering birds.When cold weather invades the rest of the country, this nature reserve is a sanctuary for thousands of birds that cram onto its mudflats. Birdlife found here changes with the seaso ns but visitors can look forward to spotting a variet y of breeds including teal, curlew, tern and redsh ank.

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WALKING AROUND ST IVES

WALKING AROUND ST IVES

St Michael’s Way Another favourite, St Michael’s Way, is thought to date back to prehistoric times and to have been used by pilgrims, missionaries and travellers to avoid sailing the treacherous waters around Land’s End. Stretching some 20km (12.5 miles), it starts at Lelant with its delightful 12th century church and goes along the coast path towards St Ives, before

turning inland to climb past ‘Knills steeple’ and the ‘bowl rock’ (said to have been used by the giant who lived at the iron age fortress at the summit of Trencrom Hill when he was throwing stones at the giant who lived on St Michael’s Mount). The walk passes through woodland and fields and gives panoramic views of both coasts, then as you near the end you will be rewarded with the magnificent vista of Mount’s Bay and the Mount itself. Sitting just offshore, St Michael’s Mount is accessible by a causeway at low tide and has in its history been a fortress and a priory and, since 1647, the home of Lord St Levan and the St Aubyn family. Now managed by the National Trust, a visit makes a fitting end to a wonderful walk. A guide is available from the Information Centre for just 50p, or a more detailed, illustrated booklet for £3.

S T IVES around g n i k l a w Take a gentle stroll around St Ives town. Meander along the coast path to Carbis Bay. If you fancy something a little more strenuous, walk along the coastal path to Zennor, a pretty village with its ancient church famous for the legend of ‘The Mermaid of Zennor.’ Or perhaps venture up onto the Penwith moors with their standing stones and stone circles. West Cornwall has it all!

Please call into the Visit St Ives Information Centre where we stock an extensive range of maps and walking guides. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff and volunteers, (many of them keen walkers), will be happy to offer help and advice on how to get the best from your visit. However, should you wish to plan your walks ahead of your visit, we can supply maps and walking guides. We will be happy to charge your credit card and post them out to you. Just telephone us for more information on 01736 796297.

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For more information on walking around St Ives call into the Visitor Information Center. Or call us on: 01736 796297

GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF ST IVES

Whatever your choice - walking the coast path, enjoying the countryside, exploring the ancient history up on the moors or the iconic mining heritage of West Cornwall - then the footpaths around St Ives and the surrounding area are waiting for you.

South West Coast Path The ‘Jewel in our Crown’ is obviously the 630 mile South West Coast Path. The Cornish section covers some 431 km (269 miles) and stretches from north of Bude, around Land’s End and on to Saltash in the east However, with its rugged cliffs and picturesque harbours, we think that the stretches around St Ives and the far west are by far the finest (but we are biased!). The path can be easily split into manageable legs of approximately 6 to 10 miles to suit all abilities and many can be accessed by public transport. www.stives-cornwall.co.uk

THE STORY OF ST IVES Learn about the rich history of the town artists, mining, fishing, lighthouses, religion, walks, pasties and smugglers! DROP-ON TOURS on WEDNESDAYS AT 11am (April to end October) PRIVATE TOURS available ALL YEAR ROUND

THE ARTISTS OF ST IVES Gain a fascinating insight into the world of the artists who lived and worked in this famous art colony. Hear about the lives of Hepworth, Wallis, Nicholson and more. PRIVATE TOURS available ALL YEAR ROUND

Join a leisurely walking tour of the town led by Dawn Bright All tours begin outside the Guildhall and last approx. 90 minutes Price: £7.50 per person, under-12’s free (subject to a minimum of four guests) Call Dawn on 07816 180639 for further information or to book a private tour www.guidedtoursofstives.co.uk

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GETTING MARRIED IN ST IVES

GETTING MARRIED IN ST IVES

getting married in ST IVES Your Wedding Day is the most special day of your life and deserves the very best of settings.

Location, Location, Location! Your Wedding Day is a very special day in your life and deserves the very best of settings. Azure blue seas, shimmering white sands and perfect light will provide the most stunning backdrop to make your day simply perfect. Your friends and family will not just enjoy your ‘big day’, they can enjoy the beautiful scenery and all that St Ives and Cornwall has to offer too. There are many locations here where you can choose to hold your wedding and the following is just to give you a flavour of some of the options...

The Guildhall in Street An Pol is the home of St Ives Town Council. It is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and with a choice of rooms can accommodate a small, intimate affair or a much larger party. The concert hall can be transformed

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into a beautiful space for your wedding reception. Take a look at their website www. stivestowncouncil-cornwall.gov.uk

St Ives Harbour Hotel has a dedicated Wedding team to make all your dreams come true. It is the 3rd largest wedding venue in Cornwall so whatever size your party, you will be superbly looked after along with your guests. Take your vows against the great sweep of St Ives Bay and celebrate afterwards on the beautiful terrace.

pavilion set in the picturesque gardens with panoramic sea views. Up to 120 guests can enjoy this lovely scene. They also have a dedicated Events Team where they can make your wedding day, perfect! Or you may choose the beautiful venue of Carbis Bay Hotel with its unique setting offering uninterrupted views across the golden sands of Carbis Bay beach. They too have a Wedding coordinator to help plan your perfect day down to even the smallest detail. Once again, all sizes of party are catered for with your ceremony tailor made to suit your needs. For a smaller, intimate ceremony, The Old Vicarage, a historic building set in beautiful grounds, is licensed as a venue for weddings and civil ceremonies. See www.oldvicarage.com

Tregenna Castle is licensed for weddings and civil partnerships throughout the year and can accommodate from two to 160 people. The wedding itself takes place in the form of a traditional registry ceremony which normally takes about 20 minutes. From May to September outdoor ceremonies take place in the beautiful www.stives-cornwall.co.uk

With so many staggeringly beautiful locations for your photographs – the Harbour and the many wonderful beaches – you will be spoilt for choice. And your memories will be timeless!

Are you looking for a wedding photographer? Contact Limelight Studio www.limelight-studio.co.uk or 07951 647039 who will be happy to capture your special day.

SIMPLY TIMELESS wedding photography

Dawn & David Bright 07951 647039 smile@limelight-studio.co.uk www.limelight-studio.co.uk

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ST IVES ACCOMMODATION - HOTELS

WHERE TO STAY

For your convenience, the accommodation in this guide has been divided into: Hotels - Guest Accommodation - Self Catering - Holiday Parks & Camping Single / Family Occupancy Please note that most establishments may reduce the charge for single occupancy and increase charges for family rooms. We advise you to check before confirming your booking.

needs to be confirmed when booking. Cancellation and holiday insurance is widely available and recommended.

Facilities

A number of our accommodation providers do not accept one night bookings at weekends or during the height of the summer season. For more details contact Visit St Ives Information Centre on 01736 796297.

We try to ensure that each entry for accommodation in this brochure is as accurate and easy to understand as possible and, for this reason, have kept the use of symbols to a minimum. We recommend that whether booking via Visit St Ives or direct with the establishment, you check your own requirements carefully.

Cancellations

How to Book

Should you need to cancel your booking, there may be a cancellation charge. This will vary depending on the accommodation provider and

Contact the establishment direct to make your booking and be advised to check the price when making your enquiry. Please ensure you

One Night breaks

mention the Visit St Ives Information Centre. Visit St Ives Information Centre offers an advance booking service for hotels, bed & breakfast and self catering accommodation. Please ring 01736 796297 for details. Alternatively you can book online at www.stives-cornwall.co.uk

Escape, Relax and Unwind

T: 01736 796198 www.escapetostives.co.uk

Key to Symbols  Car parking  Continental Breakfast Only  Cards Accepted  Disabled Facilities  Family Friendly  Lift  Pet Friendly  Wi-Fi  Sea Views

Choice of restaurants and bars open all year round

Rooms with a view A small hotel style bed & breakfast in the centre of St Ives. Most rooms have views over St Ives Bay and harbour. All the double & twin bedrooms have en-suite facilities. We offer free car parking for every guest.

Call 01736 795311 www.carbisbayhotel.co.uk reservations@carbisbayhotel.co.uk Carbis Bay Estate, Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2NP

Tel: +44 (0)1736 796195 Web: www.regenthotel.com

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ESCAPE, INDULGE & REVIVE Experience a day of total relaxation with a spa day at our luxurious HarSPA, followed by a drink or meal at HarBAR Kitchen, Bar & Terrace.

St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa The Terrace, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2BN T: 01736 795221 E: stives@harbourhotels.co.uk

The Belmont 01736 793401

Town centre accommodation, quality ensuite rooms, free parking. Couple of minutes to train and bus station. Close to bars, restaurants, and beaches.

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Over 300 beautiful holiday homes in St Ives

ST IVES ACCOMMODATION - HOLIDAY PARKS AND CAMPING

Set in two acres of private gardens and with spectacular ocean views, our hidden hotel feels secluded – but is really just a pebble’s throw from the Cornish beaches and town.

Stay right on the beach

At The Garrack you can enjoy quality Cornish produce, presented beautifully, and served with the most stunning backdrop you can imagine. With swimming pool and Café Bar If you prefer a more informal meal. Both places welcome non-resident diners as well as hotel guests. Tariff from C

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We are a family run, St Ives based agency (est 1984) and offer a personal and efficient service. We manage a carefully selected choice of 70 cottages and flats all in the heart of St Ives.

In beautiful St. Ives Bay

With stunning views across one of the world’s most iconic bays, our panoramic sea view takes in Porthmeor Beach, St Ives Bay and 30 miles of Cornish coastline. We offer luxury holiday caravans, self-catering apartments, and touring and camping pitches with some of the best views and facilities you will find.

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GETTING TO ST IVES

Getting to St Ives Great Western Railway 0345 7000 125 - gwr.com FlyBe 0371 700 2000 - flybe.com Newquay Cornwall Airport 01637 860600 newquaycornwallairport.com Close to Tate, harbour, beaches and restaurants

SkyBus 01736 334220 Islesofscilly-travel.co.uk

4star “Visit England” Superhost Airbnb

Spacious Holiday House in the heart of old St Ives

National Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50 Nationalrail.co.uk

Full details www.1islandsquare.co.uk Contact Charles Harmer +44 7710 649980

Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms

National Express 0871 781 8181 Nationalexpress.com

bookings@1islandsquare.co.uk

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Getting to St Ives  By Car Leave the M5 motorway just after Exeter at junction 31 and join the A30. The journey to St Ives will take approximately 2 hours. Continue on the A30 bypassing Hayle, take the second exit at the next roundabout and go straight on at the first mini-roundabout. If you want to drive into town, turn left at the second mini roundabout, following the signposts.

The train leaves St Erth and stops at Carbis Bay and St Ives.

 By Coach Long distance scheduled coach services within the county and beyond are operated as commercial concerns by National Express. National Express no longer comes into the town, and you will need to terminate at the nearest coach stop at St Erth. You can then either use the St Ives Branch Line, local bus or hire a taxi. Why not consider A1 Cars? National Express tickets are available from the Visit St Ives Information Centre.

Enjoy the 3 mile journey to St Ives on one of the frequent trains along the most scenic line in Cornwall. You arrive within easy walking distance of the town centre, harbour and beaches.

 By Rail There are regular train services from London Paddington and if you don’t want to miss a day of your well earned break then why not travel on the overnight Riviera sleeper operated by Great Western Railway.  If you are travelling from the North or Midlands the main line services are operated by Cross Country Trains. If you require any additional information on train times and services then contact National Rail Enquiries (03457 48 49 50).  The final leg of the train journey to St Ives will include a change at St Erth Station to join the picturesque coastal branch line. 

  Park and Ride A Park and Ride train service operates between St Erth Transport Hub & St Ives. With car access to the town centre restricted and parking sometimes very difficult, especially in summertime, why not leave your car at St Erth (TR27 6JW) and let the train take the strain?

The trains run approximately every 30 minutes throughout the day and into the evening.  By Air Newquay Airport is approximately 50 minutes drive from St Ives. At the time of going to print, year-round destinations include London Gatwick, Manchester and the Isles of Scilly (with additional routes throughout summer months). An aeroplane service to the Isles of Scilly (St Marys) is also available on the Isles of Scilly Skybus from Land’s End. For travel enquiries contact 01736 334249 or visit islesofscillytravel.co.uk. From March 2020 you can fly to Tresco by helicopter from Penzance Heliport (TR18 3RG). For further information visit penzanceheliport.co.uk.

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Useful Information BANKS

Barclays Bank (Cashpoint) High Street, TR26 1RT Yorkshire Building Society (No Cashpoint) High Street, TR26 1RS

PHARMACIES

Boots High Street, TR26 1RS 01736 795072 Leddra Fore Street, TR26 1AB 01736 795432 Boots Stennack Surgery, TR26 1RU 01736 795047 Carbis Bay Pharmacy St Ives Road, Carbis Bay, TR26 2FZ 01736 799025 Boots Pharmacy West Cornwall Shopping Centre TR27 5LX 01736 756843

CINEMA

Royal Cinema Royal Square, TR26 2ND 01736 796843

COUNCIL OFFICES

St Ives Town Council The Guildhall, Street-an-Pol TR26 2DS 01736 797840 St Ives Harbour Master Smeatons Pier, TR26 1LP 01736 795018

DENTISTS

Pearly Whites Dental Surgery 2 Tregenna Hill, TR26 1SF 01736 798463 Smile Dentalcare Tregenna Hill Dental Surgery, TR26 1SF 01736 796260 Carbis Bay Dental Practice St Ives Road, Carbis Bay, TR26 1SF 01736 793090

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If you have a dental emergency, call the NHS Dental Helpline on 0333 405 0290 and an answerphone message will provide you with information on how to obtain emergency dental treatment.

DOCTORS

The Stennack Surgery Stennack, TR26 1RU 01736 793333

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Church of England: St Ives Parish Church, St Andrew’s Street TR26 1AH 01736 796404 St Johns in the Fields The Stennack 01736 796404 St Anta Church Porthrepta Road, Carbis Bay TR26 2LL 01736 796206 Towednack Parish Church Towednack TR26 3AZ

Police, Ambulance, Fire & Rescue and Coastguard Dial 999 - on a landline or dial 112 - on a mobile phone

Roman Catholic Church: Sacred Heart & St. Ia Tregenna Hill, TR26 1SE 01736 362619

HOSPITALS

Main Post Office Tregenna Hill, TR26 1SE 01736 795004 Sub Post Office (Cashpoint) Chy An Chy, TR26 1LH 01736 795986

Salvation Army St Ives Corps, Wharf Road, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1LF 01736 797746 Fore Street Methodist Church TR26 1HW 01736 798530 United Methodist Church Bedford Road Hellesveor Methodist Chapel Hellesveor Bible Christian Methodist Church St Peters Street Chy an Gweal Methodist Church St Ives Road, Carbis Bay Carbis Bay Wesley St Ives Road, Carbis Bay Countess of Huntingdon’s Connexion Zion Community Church, Fore Street, St Ives

PLACES OF WORSHIP

TAXIS

The Stennack Surgery Minor injuries unit. TR26 1RU, 01736 793333 West Cornwall Hospital St Clare Street, Penzance TR18 2PF 01736 874000 Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro TR1 3LQ 01872 250000

LIBRARY & INFO SERVICE

St Ives Library, Gabriel Street, TR26 2LX 01736 796297

POST OFFICE

The Vine Elim Carbis Bay Memorial Hall, TR26 2TA 01736 795677

A1 Cars 01736 797700 Ace Cars 01736 797799 Apple Cars 07792 010481 DJ Cars 01736 796633

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St Ives Directory

Activities Boathouse Theatre I Should Coco Guided Tours of St Ives Newlyn School of Art Ocean Sports Penhalwyn Trekking Centre and School Shanty Baba St Ives German Tours St Ives Markets St Ives Walks St Ives Tennis Club Elite Private Hire St Ives Pottery Sweetlime Fashion Jewellery Workshop

Carnglaze Place TR26 1PX 07985 261 181 13 Tregenna Place TR26 1SD 01736 799 925 The Guildhall TR26 2DS 07816 180 639 www.newlynartschool.co.uk TR18 5AW 01736 365 557 Carbis Bay TR26 2NP 07533 695 031 Halsetown TR26 3AN 01736 796 597 Westcotts Quay TR26 2DY 07986 123 305 St Ives 07876 740 622 The Guildhall TR26 2DS St Ives 01736 793 692 https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/StIvesTennisClub Sightseeing Tours 07772 940 430 The Drill Hall, Chapel Street TR26 2LR 01736 799 109 Wills Lane TR26 1AF 01736 791 434

(Holiday Accommodation) Aspects Holidays Wharf Road TR26 1PU 01736 754 313 Carbis Bay Holidays St Ives Road TR26 2RT 01736 630 015 Cornish Riviera Holidays Westcotts Quay TR26 2DY 01736 797 891 Escape to St Ives 8 Camaret Drive TR26 2BE 01736 796 198 Luxury St Ives Steeple Lane TR26 2AY 07814 677 972 So St Ives www.sostives.co.uk TR26 3LD 01736 755 304 St Ives Holidays High Street TR26 1RS 01736 794 686

Agencies

Art Galleries

Art Space Gallery Back Road Artworks Penwith Gallery St Ives Society of Artists Yew Tree Gallery Longships Gallery Desiree Hope Gallery Belgrave St Ives St Ives Arts Club Sharon McSwiney

The Wharf Back Road East Back Road West Back Road West Keigwin Farmhouse 14a St Andrews Street Unit 2 Harbour Galleries Fore Street Westcott’s Quay The Drill Hall, Chapel St

TR26 1PU TR26 1NW TR26 1NL TR26 1LU TR19 7TS TR26 1AH TR26 1LF TR26 1HE TR26 2DY TR26 2LR

01736 799 744 01736 791 571 01736 795 579 01736 795 582 01736 786 425 07909 747 582 01736 793 456 01736 794 888 01736 799 320 01736 448 293

Attractions Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden Tate St Ives Leach Pottery

Barnoon Hill Porthmeor Beach Higher Stennack

TR26 1AD TR26 1TG TR26 2HE

01736 796 226 01736 796 226 01736 799 703

B&B Guest Houses 3 Porthminster Beachside Guesthouse Beechwood House Boswednack Manor Carlill Guesthouse Chy-An- Gwedhen Coast Accommodation Downalong Cottage Downsfield Bed and Breakfast Ebb St Ives

3 Porthminster Terrace Porthmeor Square St Ives Road Zennor Nr SW Coast Path 9 Porthminster Terrace St Ives Road St Ives Road 95 Back Road East Longstone Hill Alexandra Terrace

TR26 2DQ TR26 1ND TR26 2SX TR26 3DD TR26 2DQ TR26 2JN TR26 2RT TR26 1PF TR26 2LJ TR26 1EL

01736 796 516 07810 127 812 01736 795 170 01736 794 183 01736 796 738 01736 798 684 01736 795 918 01736 798 107 01736 796 659 01736 793 403

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Green Apple Bed and Breakfast St Ives Road TR26 2SX 01736 600 020 Halwell Lodge Fore Street, Lelant TR26 3EL 01736 752 003 Headland House Headland Road TR26 2NS 01736 796 647 No 4 St Ives 4 Talland Road TR26 2DF 01736 794 910 Oystercatcher St Ives Road TR26 2SF 01736 797 499 Rivendell 7 Porthminster Terrace TR26 2DQ 01736 794 923 Seaforth Luxury Guest House Skidden Hill TR26 2DU 01736 798 658 Ten Ocean View 10 Ocean View Terrace TR26 1RQ 01736 797 534 The Anchorage 5 Bunkers Hill TR26 1LJ 01736 797 135 The Belmont 5 The Terrace TR26 2BL 01736 793 401 The Keep 6 Hicks Courts TR26 1HS 07889 162 360 The Mustard Tree St Ives Road TR26 2JX 01736 795 677 The Nook Alexander Road TR26 1EQ 01736 795 913 The Old Vicarage Parc An Creet TR26 2ES 01736 796 124 The Painters Cottage Talland Road TR26 2DF 01736 797 626 The Regent Fernlea Terrace TR26 2BH 01736 796 195 Tregony Guest House 1 Clodgy View TR26 1JG 01736 791 851 West by Five Clodgy View TR26 1JG 01736 794 584 Westcliff Bed and Breakfast Beach Road TR26 1JY 01736 797 708

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Self- Catering 3 Sunday School Court 35 Carrack Widden 4 Porthmeor Court 85 Back Road East Apartment 1 - Custom House Apartment 4 - Custom House Atlanta Breeze Coastguard View Dave’s Pad Gran’s Cottage Hope Cottage Little Nook Mariner’s Belle Reflections Sea Ayr Sea Crest Sea Crest 1 Sea Crest 2 Tara The Retreat Whistler’s Rest Sailor’s Retreat High Tide Merlins Number One Trevail Penthouse Harbour Moorings 4 Sunday School Court Shell Seekers Oyster Cottage Sea Scapes, Appt 2 Chy Kensa Bookend Cottage Maranatha Honeysuckle Cottage 28 Piazza Beachcroft 7 Trenwith Square Number Ten Little Zareba Zareba 21 Carthew Court 1 Island Square Anchor Cottage

Eat and Drink No 19 at West Country Golf Club Church Lane, Lelant TR26 3DZ 01736 753 401 Rajpoot Tandoori Restaurant Gabriel Street TR26 2LU 01736 795 307 The Digey Food Room 6 The Digey TR26 1HR 01736 799 600 The Mex Gabriel Street TR26 2LU 01736 797 658 Bier Huis Grand Café 16 St Andrew’s Street TR26 1AH 01736 797 074 Café Art The Drill Hall, Chapel Street TR26 2LR 07815 797031

Health and Beauty The Attic Cellar Treatment Rooms Olina Jay Hair & Beauty Labo Hair Salon

Street An Garrow Tregenna Hill The Drill Hall, Chapel Street

01736 799 899 01736 799 507 01736 799 900

TR26 1SG TR26 1SG TR26 2LR

Holiday Parks Ayr Holiday Park Beachside Holiday Park St Ives Bay Holiday Park

Alexandra Road Lethlean Lane, Hayle 73 Loggans Road, Hayle

TR26 1EJ TR27 5AW TR27 5BH

01736 795 855 01736 753 080 0800 317 713

Hostels Cohort Hostel

The Stennack

TR26 1FF

01736 791 664

Hotels

Carbis Bay Hotel and Estate Carbis Bay TR26 2NP 01736 795 311 Tregenna Castle Resort Treloyhan Avenue TR26 2DE 01736 795 254 St Ives Business Improvement District High Street TR26 1RS 01736 792 121

Miscellaneous

3 Sunday School Court 35 Carrack Widden 4 Porthmeor Court 85 Back Road East Skidden Hill Skidden Hill Hain Walk No 2, Stone Court 13 Street-An-Garrow 93A Back Road East Lelant Downs Ayr 81 Back Road East 17 Bowling Green Terrace 11 Ayr Terrace Clodgy View Clodgy View Clodgy View Burthallan Lane 2 Wheal Ayr Court Halsetown Road 4 Trenwith Place 6 Rosewall Terrace 1 Saltings Reach Stones Court 7 Talland Road 12 Teetotal Street Back of Bedford Road 1A High Street 3 St Peter’s Street Talland Road 4 Skidden Hill 63 Back Road East Saltings Reach St Ives Valley Road Trenwith Square Back Road West Trelyon Avenue Trelyon Avenue St Ives Island Square 1 North Place

TR26 1RP TR26 2PB TR26 1NP TR26 1PF TR26 2DU TR26 2DU TR26 2AF TR26 2EH TR26 1SG TR26 1PF TR27 6LL TR26 1EQ TR26 1PF TR26 1JS TR26 1ED TR26 1JG TR26 1JG TR26 1JG TR26 3AA TR26 1EG TR26 3AQ TR26 1QD TR26 1EQ TR27 6GH TR26 2FD TR26 2DF TR26 1PQ TR26 1RP TR26 1RS TR26 1NN TR26 2DF TR26 2DU TR26 1PF TR26 6GP TR26 1NQ TR26 2QS TR26 1DQ TR26 1NL TR26 2AA TR26 2AA TR26 1RN TR26 1NX TR26 1NH

01736 798 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 07951 647 039 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01872 560 644 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01737 796 198 01738 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 798 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 01736 796 198 07710 649 980 07769 695 448

Shopping

Rocky’s Pet Care & Grooming 6 Tregenna Hill TR26 1SE 01736 797 922 Bits and Bobs The Drill Hall, Royal Square TR26 2LR Sweet Lime Wills Lane TR26 1AF 01736 791 434 Space Oddities The Drill Hall, Royal Square TR26 2LR 07712 156 916 Paraphernalia The Drill Hall, Royal Square TR26 2LR 07815 797031 St Ives Farmers’ Market The Guildhall TR26 2DS 07472 691 684 I Should Coco 13 Tregenna Place TR26 1SD 01736 798 756 Sweetlime Wills Lane TR26 1AF 01736 791 434

Transport

A1 Cars Tregenna Hill TR26 1SF Elite Private Hire

01736 797 700 07772 940 430

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