Must-see attractions in St Ives

  • August 23, 2018: Ceiling inside the St Ives Tate Modern art gallery.

    Tate St Ives

    St Ives

    After an 18-month, multimillion-pound refit, St Ives' most illustrious gallery reopened its doors, complete with a monumental exhibition space that's been…

  • Leach Pottery

    St Ives

    While other St Ives artists broke new ground in sculpture and abstract art, potter Bernard Leach was hard at work reinventing British ceramics in his…

  • St Ives, UK - July 2019: Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

    Barbara Hepworth Museum

    St Ives

    Barbara Hepworth (1903–75) was one of the leading abstract sculptors of the 20th century and a key figure in the St Ives art scene. Her studio on Barnoon…

  • St Ives Society of Artists

    St Ives

    One of the town's oldest and most influential art collectives, founded in 1929, this gallery is housed inside a converted church on Norway Sq, with a…

  • Porthgwidden Beach

    St Ives

    Tucked under the grassy headland known as the Island is the little cove of Porthgwidden, a pleasant picnic spot and a handy paddling spot for the little …

  • Porthmeor Beach

    St Ives

    Stretched out beneath Tate St Ives is the sandy beach of Porthmeor, a good choice for swimmers and novice surfers thanks to its gentle swells. There's a…

  • Porthminster Beach

    St Ives

    The most impressive of the town beaches, with an attractive arc of soft golden sand that's usually sheltered from the wind by the cliffs. It inevitably…

  • Chapel of St Nicholas

    St Ives

    On the grassy promontory known as the Island, between Porthmeor and Porthminster, is the tiny pre-14th-century Chapel of St Nicholas, patron saint of…

  • St Ia Church

    St Ives

    At the top of Tregenna Hill, St Ives' parish church dates in part from the 15th century.

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