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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“What can I say - it's the Tate - the name says it all. You can sometimes see dolphins from the cafe window!”
  • 151 locals recommend
Café
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“A well known beach for surfing in the heart of St Ives. It is very popular with holidaymakers in the summer months.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Nature
“Best views and sunsets around, Fabulous Tapas, cocktail bar in the summer. Why not watch an outstanding Porthmeor sunset in style”
  • 17 locals recommend
Nature
“A 25 minute walk gets you to Porthmeor beach in St Ives town which is one of the best local surfing beaches. Here you can hire wetsuits and surfboards and have surfing lessons with some of the best surfers in the country.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A must visit when you are in St Ives. Inventive tapas style dishes and also breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sits right on Porthmeor Beach so you can watch the surfers hit the waves while you sip a cocktail. Reservations are very hard to get in the summer, but they do keep back a section for walk ins. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Beach
“Great for surfing and with good cafes, Porthmeor is a great beach for older kids and adults, on days with big waves it can be too big for small children though. The best place to watch the sunset on a nice evening too”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bus Station
“World famous art gallery in St.Ives opposite the stunning surf beach of Porthmeor ”
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
“Some of the best views in Cornwall from this award winning building plus good food and a glass of wine before doing the art trail around the recently extended Tate and Barbara Hepworth's amazing garden.”
  • 1 local recommends
Art Studio
“Situated next to Barnoon Car park the workshop offers classes in painting, drawing, sculpture, printing and many other activities all year round.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“A must visit when you are in St Ives. Inventive tapas style dishes and also breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sits right on Porthmeor Beach so you can watch the surfers hit the waves while you sip a cocktail. Reservations are very hard to get in the summer, but they do keep back a section for walk ins. ”
  • 21 locals recommend

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