I spent a nice week in St Ives in the Autumn of 2017 for a solo soul searching trip, I stayed at Treloyhan Manor over looking the bay. St Ives is a paradise for tourists, artists and foodies.
I enjoy being a foodie and love to eat out, this fishing town was perfect for me.
The Sloop Inn was a traditional pub serving good food, I opted for a fish starter followed by locally caught lobster for my main course. I really enjoyed the flavours and the freshness of both dishes.
I also ate fresh locally caught crab in salad form, with chips, this was very good and left me wanting more seafood. To my surprise I found a healthy cafe the name slips my mind but served me a Mexican burrito. When in Rome as they say I picked up picnic food at the local bakery, Cornish pasty and bread pudding was picked for sustenance on my coastal walk.
Art & Artists
Artists flock to St Ives to paint and draw and there are also lots of galleries for you to visit including The Tate St Ives. There are many independent art galleries throughout the town. The area is said to have the best natural light in the country that helps bring landscapes to life. There are also cultural displays in the town such as the Invisible Man.
St Ives Photos
Some of my other photographs from my visit from arrival at the train station, many of views in the locality and from a boat trip to Seal Island.
I was on a budget trip and opted for a cheap venue to stay at, I found The Treloyhan Manor Hotel on Booking.com offering very good rates for my stay. The Manor is located on the cliff tops overlooking St Ives Bay, It had very nice views particularly at sunrise and sunset. The room was a basic clean room with a single bed and had a haunted feel about the place. Breakfast was included in my stay, this was a full buffet and included options for full English, continental breakfast, cereals and kippers.
The hotel was a nice walk down hill to St Ives passing Porthminster beach. The walk back was not so good after a da out walking due to the gradient up hill all the way, I cheated a few times and opted for a taxi ride up hill.
The Porthminster beach is sandy, very photogenic and popular with swimmers, it also has a blue flag.