Summer holidays in St Ives

St Ives is one of those picture postcard towns that have to be seen to appreciate their charm, Located on the Cornish coast, it has often been called the “perfect holiday destination” and as well as boasting numerous attractions of its own, it is also an excellent base for exploring the rest of the county. Within easy driving distance are Marazion, Penzance, Tintagel and the world famous Land’s End. Everywhere here has a name that conjures up images of enchantment, and they live up to this easily.

Mere words cannot really describe the magic of St Ives, it is one of those places you have to see for yourself. From its origins as a small fishing village, it has grown over the years and although it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK today, it has managed to retain its original Cornish charm, something that other British resorts have failed to do. It is as warm and welcoming as ever, the only difference is that there are now more accommodation choices.

Holidays is the UK are often spoiled by something nobody has control over; the great British weather, and while it cannot be guaranteed here, Cornwall does enjoy the best of the weather and has more days of sunshine that anywhere else. The miles and miles of golden sand are rightly considered to be amongst the best in the world, and even if you do have the odd day that isn’t exactly beach weather, there is plenty more to do to fill in the time.

Some of the unique attractions in the area include the Minack Theatres, the Geevor tin min, St Michael’s Mount, the Isles of Scilly and Bird Paradise. Take a 30 minute drive to Helston and you can spend a great day at the Flambards Experience theme park. This has everything you would expect from a top end theme park and whether you want to be flying around on rides or keeping your feet firmly on the ground, there is plenty for everyone of all ages.