Discover exceptional places to stay in and around St Ives, Cornwall. Explore the magnificent St Ives Bay and the Penwith Peninsula on which you'll find Land's End and Sennen Cove Beach.
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Top 10 Recommended Places To Visit in St. Ives


Places To Visit in St. Ives
If you're holidaying in St Ives for a few weeks and have some time to explore the local area, we'd recommend visiting some of the following destinations. Some are in the local area, others a day trip away. Do remember that Cornwall's a small place so it's relatively easy to travel from the west to east coast. These are our 'Top 10 Recommended Places to Visit' around St Ives. If you're looking for ideas as to what to do in St Ives then click through to our 'Top 10 Recommended Things to Do' list.

St. Just

St Just was once the centre of an important mining district that's now part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the undersea or submarine mines on the coast of The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula).

Sennen, Cornwall

Near Land's End, Sennen Cove is at the southern end of Whitesand Bay. The beach here is widely recognised as one of the best in the UK. Walk the South West Coast Path.


In our opinion, Porthcurno Bay is one of the most beautiful coastal destinations in the UK. On the southern coast of The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula), there's an open-air theatre, telecommunications museum and two stunning beaches.


One of Cornwall's most famous harbour villages, Mousehole is just south of Newlyn and Penzance. Wander around on the sand below the chunky harbour walls at low tide. Great views across Mount's Bay to St Michael's Mount.

Marazion, Cornwall

Marazion is the coastal town by the National Trust's St Michael's Mount. Big beaches line Mount's Bay by Marazion. Walk across the causeway at low tide.

Porthleven, Cornwall

Porthleven is south east of St Ives. Porthleven Harbour and Port are superb. Also walk the South West Coast Path to Loe Bar.

Lizard, Cornwall

Take a day trip across Cornwall to The Lizard Peninsula.


Helford is a pretty village on the southern shore of the Helford Estuary. Jump on the Helford/Helford Passage Ferry to explore the northern shore.

Padstow, Cornwall

The Camel Estuary is north east of St Ives. Padstow is on its southern side. Whilst it's a day trip away, the area is stunning and worth experiencing.

St. Mawes, Cornwall

Head east of St Ives to Falmouth. St Mawes and its castle are across the water.