St Ives is widely regarded as the jewel of Cornwall’s crown, a beautiful seaside town, set in breathtaking coastal scenery - whatever the time of year or day, St Ives gives something special to every visit that will make you want to return again and again. The town arcs around the famous harbour – considered the heart of the historic fishing community with the legacy of fishing boats bobbing in the harbour itself whilst families play on the beaches of golden sand, and explore winding cobbled streets, finding treasures such as the wide range of small independent shops, galleries, restaurants, pubs and bars. With the benefit of the warmth of the Gulf Stream, the area also enjoys a mild sub-tropical climate.
Situated on Cornwall’s North Atlantic Coast, Newquay is voted as “one of the nations favourite seaside towns” in the prestigious Which Holiday Survey, and “best family holiday destination” by readers of COAST magazine and one of the UK's top ten beach destinations by Trip Advisor. Newquay’s laid-back charm is here for everyone to enjoy. Newquay is open all year, easy to get to be rail, road or air and offers a range of top quality attractions within easy reach, alongside classic events and exhilarating activities both in and out of the water and some of Cornwall’s best beaches. With great shopping and a true surfing culture, Newquay really has it all whilst being the perfect spot to kick back and relax!
Falmouth boasts the world’s third largest natural harbour, and has grown into a busy port over the last 400 years. Alongside the economic prosperity brought by our relationship with the sea, Falmouth is a hugely popular sailing and leisure destination. Rich history, great atmosphere and beautiful scenery make Falmouth a popular choice for visitors. Falmouth has a fantastic range of independent shops and the UK’s most popular national retailers. Explore the High Street and Discovery Quay for quirky finds, and check out the Farmers’ Market on the Moor every Tuesday morning. You can also satisfy your artistic side with an eclectic selection of galleries.
Mousehole doesn’t fail to impress with its picturesque harbourside setting, narrow streets and thickset fishermen’s cottages. Along the harbour road you’ll find galleries, gift shops and restaurants while in the harbour itself there’s a safe sandy beach at low tide popular with families. The village is famous for its Christmas lights, which illuminate the harbour in the depths of winter, and for Tom Bawcock’s Eve, a traditional pre-Christmas celebration commemorating a local hero who saved the village from famine by bracing the stormy seas to bring back fish for the starving villagers. Locals mark the event by baking the famous Stargazey Pie made with mixed fish, egg and potato with fish heads poking out through the crust.
Truro is the retail centre of Cornwall and boasts an enviable range of independent shops and multiples. In a compact city centre, this strong and diverse mix is unique - Truro is not a clone of other towns. Its intriguing and eclectic offer of art galleries, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, a cinema, the Hall for Cornwall, Truro Cathedral and the Royal Cornwall Museum make it a year round destination for those who live, work and visit Truro. A city steeped in history and awe-inspiring architecture, there is plenty to see and do. Whether you are keen to shop, dine with friends, visit the gardens, an event or simply meander through the Georgian streets we are sure you will enjoy your visit to Truro.
Marazion is a great place to visit, any time of the year! The home of the iconic St Michael’s Mount, two fabulous beaches, magical sea views, friendly smiles and welcomes, great Cornish pubs and fantastic shops, all available right here in the far west of Cornwall. The selection of shops in the town offers everything from the world famous Philps bakers for freshly made Cornish pasties to gifts and crafts. And, of course, we have some fantastic art galleries in the town that showcase many of the highly respected artists that work in west Cornwall.