It is little wonder that St Ives has been attracting a steady stream of visitors for nearly 200 years. With its beautiful golden sand beaches, turquoise water and exceptional quality of light it has been a draw to artists and holidaymakers alike since the arrival of the railway.
The town itself radiates from the harbour which has remained the centre of activity since medieval times. From the jumble of whitewashed cottages that make up the 'Downlong' to the elegant Victorian townhouses of the 'Uplong' St Ives retains much of its charm.
There's no shortage of things to do and see either. From surfing on the Atlantic coast to visiting the Tate gallery, beach-side alfresco dining to a boat trip to Seal island there really is something for everyone.
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