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Day Trip To ST IVES

The first of a series of postcards from day trips around the UK.

Seagull St Ives Cornwall
Parading St Ives

Cornwall is an intriguing county of rugged coastline and ancient fishing ports.

The beauty of Cornwall attracts artists, surfers, walkers, and holiday makers from all over the world.

Falmouth Harbour Boats in Cornwall
Falmouth Harbour Cornwall

We made our base in harbour town of Falmouth.

From here we walked the coastal path, indulged in fish and chips, Cornish ice cream and Pasties. We wandered around the shops and afterwards sat soaking up the atmosphere and views whilst drinking cider seated outside the Harbourside Pub.

Point to note - the shops closed at 5pm and most restaurants needed to be pre booked .

Falmouth beach Cornwall

We drove from Falmouth to explore St Ives and Barbara Hepworth's House.

Traditional Houses of St Ives Cornwall surrounded by  cobbled streets
Love Lane - St Ives

Cottages in cobbled streets of St Ives Cornwall
Cobbled streets - St Ives

Seagulls in St Ives Cornwall on the beach with fishing boats
St Ives Locals

Tate Gallery St Ives
The magnificent Tate Gallery over looks the sea

Places to eat St Ives  Bakery Cornwall
Stopping off at Ives Bakery

Interior of Barbara Hepworth House St Ives
Barbara Hepworth's House

Barbara Hepworth Studio St Ives Cornwall
Exploring the Garden Studio

Barbara Hepworth Studio
Barbara Hepworth Studio

Barbara Hepworth House Garden St Ives Cornwall
Barbara Hepworth's Garden

St Ives Beach Cornwall
St Ives Beach

This town has so much to offer, ancient cobbled streets, Independent Shops , Art Exhibitions and a beautiful beach for surfing and strolling .

As the Summer Months can get very busy you may prefer to consider a trip outside of this time.

We also visited Leech Pottery which I will cover in a separate post. I plan to write a series in this format of

postcards from days out in the UK to share with you. I think we will all be needing inspiration with the current situation still limiting travel .

Further links to explore


Shops in the historic high street in the conservation area of Deal, Kent . UK
Conservation Area Deal - Kent

If you enjoyed this post you may like to read my guide to the seaside town of Deal in Kent.


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