Travel – Cornwall – St. Ives, The Artists Favourite

Happy Sunday you lovely lot, it’s that time again when a new post is live on the blog. πŸ’› So continuing our exploration around Cornwall, we are briefly heading to the beautiful and arty coastal town, port and harbour of St. Ives. βš“


Lifeboats floating atop the water in St. Ives Harbour

Lets Explore St. Ives


As close as a birds eye view as possibly human, showing the town of St. Ives below from the main car park that is situated top of the hill. The harbour and coastal front are visible from this height, even with overcast weather.

We arrived during another grey day, same as our morning visit to Mousehole, Cornwall. 🏝 The weather hadn’t lifted much, so unfortunately no crystal blue skies to set the mood in St. Ives. However, the sights were just as lovely and it was brilliant to be back here. I remember the walk down to town was easier than the hike back up the hill to the car park. Thank goodness for the bus!!


The steps leading into the water at St. Ives port. They submerge and visibility is hazy against the turquoise colour of the water.

After rolling down the hill you find yourself amongst maze like streets that all lead down towards the harbour. The town is a bustling centre of shops, both contemporary and traditional, restaurants and cafes that overlook the waterfront, museums and galleries and a large body of water, which boats bob up and down in.


My outfit for the day, white shorts, brown gladiator sandals, a blue and white stripey shirt and green jacket layered on top. This photo shows an overlook from the edge of the car park down to St. Ives below.

My outfit for the day consisted of me trying to bring out the sunshine with my shorts and sheer determination. The details are below:

  • [Jacket] – Thrifted from carboot/rummage sale
  • [Shirt] – Original Penguin
  • [Shorts] – Thrifted from carboot/rummage sale
  • [Sandals] – Allsaints

It was nice to be able to wear a cute shirt and some shorts and feel summery, even if the weather wasn’t exactly on the same page as myself.


My mint chocolate chip ice-cream against the blue of the harbour behind.

There Is No Comparison To Cornish Ice-creams 🍦


You can’t have a visit to Cornwall without having a Cornish ice-cream, can you even say you truly visited Cornwall. I opted for the mint chocolate chip variety, it had been way too long. What is your favourite flavour. [Mine is actually the Cornish fudge ice-cream with fudge pieces 🀀]


My outfit for the day, white shorts, brown gladiator sandals, a blue and white stripey shirt and green jacket layered on top. This photo shows an overlook from the edge of the car park down to St. Ives below.

St. Ives is known for being the place for many artists. Its a thriving fishing port that has a large community and tourist attraction to it. You’ll find so much around this town: white sandy beaches, coastal-edge routes to walk, boat rides, traditional Cornish architecture and history, the ‘Tate St. Ives’ art museum, ice-creams, those cheeky Cornish pasties, lovely independent shops that sell shells and wooden ornaments, Cornish streets and so much more to explore. βš“πŸ›₯

The edge of the town until the waters edge. The best spot in town to see everything happening

Sadly our stay here was short, as we from this point the photo was taken decided to head somewhere else for food. A shame, as I was looking forward to eating here. We did manage to have a brief look around at some little boutique stores beforehand. πŸ’•πŸ¦ Plus my ice-cream was pretty fucking great and I cant complain at that.


My outfit for the day, white shorts, brown gladiator sandals, a blue and white stripey shirt and green jacket layered on top. This photo shows an overlook from the edge of the car park down to St. Ives below.

It was nice to head there with my lovely Jacob and show him the town. He enjoyed the exploring and we decided that one day we shall head on back to St. Ives for a longer visit. Lets hope the sun decides to visit the same time too! Have any of you guys visited St. Ives before? Do you know any other interesting things you can do here? Shoot me across a comment!

Tommy πŸ’•


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*This was a family holiday
[Photography] – Thomas Benjamin Cooper


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