Destination guide

The friendly area of St Ives awaits your stay

The ocean views, gardens and desert display a scene truly unique to St Ives. This welcoming city attracts visitors thanks to its northern lights and rock climbing. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in St Ives

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes St Ives a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • West Cornwall Golf Club (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Hayle Towans Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Paradise Park and JungleBarn (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Hayle Golf Range (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Marazion Marsh (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Men Scryfa (6 mi / 9.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in St Ives

Travellers love St Ives for its beautiful ocean views and beautiful gardens. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, St Ives is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Land's End (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Porthmeor Beach (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Porthminster Beach (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Porthgwidden Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Carbis Bay Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Hayle Towans Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around St Ives

The nearest airport is in Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), located 26.9 mi (43.3 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, St Ives Station, Carbis Bay Station and Lelant Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay near Saint Ives?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,084 holiday rentals near Saint Ives. From 735 Cottages to 833 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Saint Ives for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Saint Ives?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Saint Ives. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • St Ives Harbour: 3,274 holiday rentals
  • Tate St. Ives: 3,255 holiday rentals
  • Leach Pottery Museum: 3,171 holiday rentals
  • BoatHouse Theatre: 3,287 holiday rentals
  • Barnoon Cemetery: 3,120 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Saint Ives listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Saint Ives?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 735 Cottages in Saint Ives. Our other popular types of Saint Ives holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 833 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 406 holiday houses
  • Chalets: 28 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Saint Ives?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 144 holiday homes with pool available in Saint Ives. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.