{"LocationDetails":{"Id":585,"Name":"Carbis Bay","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Carbis Bay holidays\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eEven if you\u0026rsquo;ve never been lucky enough to visit Carbis Bay we bet you\u0026rsquo;ve seen pictures of its exotic-looking sandy beach. Just one mile from St Ives, Carbis Bay Beach is part of St Ives Bay \u0026ndash; and it\u0026rsquo;s easy to see why it belongs to the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Organisation.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhile we\u0026rsquo;re dropping accolades left right and centre we should mention that the beach is also Good Beach Guide Recommended, so you can expect clean water, plenty of space and gorgeous views. There\u0026rsquo;s little surf at this beach so it\u0026rsquo;s a popular choice with families looking for clear waters and safe bathing.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe South West Coast Path runs along the bay, and those of you who don\u0026rsquo;t fancy the shortish walk between Carbish Bay and St Ives can hop aboard the St Ives branch line and enjoy the seaside scenery between the two resorts. If you\u0026rsquo;re planning on visiting with your dog you\u0026rsquo;ll be welcome to walk him on the beach throughout the summer season as long as you get an early start \u0026ndash; the dog ban only applies after 8am each day between Easter and the end of September.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"carbis-bay","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Carbis Bay .jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Porthgwidden Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePorthgwidden Beach is found to the east of Porthmeor and is more of a sandy cove than a beach \u0026ndash; but that only adds to its charm. Thanks to its soft golden sands and its sheltered position the beach is a favourite with families, and if you love a sun trap head to this east-facing gem in the morning when the rays are at their best.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBecause the cove is sheltered, swimming at Porthgwidden is safe but bear in mind that there\u0026#39;s no lifeguard service at this one.\u0026nbsp; This beach has the best of both worlds, as its sheltering cliffs give it an isolated feel yet it\u0026rsquo;s served by a range of facilities, and it\u0026rsquo;s close to the centre of St Ives too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWalk from the beach to the nearby headland known as St Ives Island as this is one of the best vantage points for views in St Ives (and that\u0026#39;s no small claim). If you walk around the headland take an anti-clockwise direction and you\u0026#39;ll end up at Porthmeor Beach and then the Tate St Ives.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe car parks at this beach can become busy on a warm day so we\u0026#39;d recommend walking from the town centre if you can. There\u0026#39;s a seasonal dog ban at Porthgwidden between Easter and October, and there are cafes and toilets by the beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2172,"LocationLongitude":-5.47628,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"carbis-bay/st-ives/porthgwidden-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Porthmeor Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eJust outside the Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach is one of the most popular beaches in St Ives and it\u0026rsquo;s worthy of one of the paintings within the gallery. This is one of the most popular beaches in St Ives (probably because its so close to the town) and the waves are perfect for beginner and intermediate surfers. Whether your choice of beach fun is a relaxing day with the family or hitting the waves with your surfboard, you\u0026rsquo;ll find everything you need at Porthmeor Beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhilst you might fancy venturing to one of the area\u0026#39;s other beaches for your full day on the sand, this one makes a great picnic spot as you can get everything you need in town and then just walk the few minutes to the beach. As this is such a long sandy beach it\u0026rsquo;s rarely difficult to find space, and there\u0026#39;s a seasonal dog ban. It can be tricky to park close to the beach so it\u0026rsquo;s best to walk if you can.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePorthmeor Beach has a Blue Flag Award in recognition of its high standards, and if you visit out of season you can walk the sand and watch the surf set enjoy the rollers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2157,"LocationLongitude":-5.48248,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/PORTHMEOR BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"carbis-bay/st-ives/porthmeor-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/PORTHMEOR BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Carbis Bay Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find Carbis Bay Beach just a mile from St Ives and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the Blue Flag beaches that make Cornwall so popular. The beach has had a Blue Flag since 2010, and with a mile of silver sands welcoming those on beach holidays in St Ives it\u0026rsquo;s easy to see why. Carbis Bay is one of a series of beaches that make up St Ives Bay, and you don\u0026rsquo;t have to just take our word for how pretty it is \u0026ndash; it\u0026rsquo;s even listed by the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Organisation.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach has its own car park, toilets and nearby refreshments, so it\u0026rsquo;s perfect for families and beach bums. It\u0026rsquo;s not often you\u0026rsquo;ll find surf at this beach but that\u0026rsquo;s welcome news for families with young children. In fact it makes the waters ideal for swimming, and if you fancy a wander along the east side of the beach (when the tide\u0026rsquo;s out) you\u0026rsquo;ll find your way to Porth Kidney Sands and their RSPB bird sanctuary. This is one of the area\u0026rsquo;s most significant habitats for wildlife and it\u0026rsquo;s a peaceful spot to spend some time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eCarbis Bay Beach is privately owned by a nearby hotel and it operates a seasonal dog ban, although dog walkers are permitted to walk their pets between 5am and 8am so you\u0026rsquo;re free to watch the sun rise while you walk your best friend throughout the summer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.1976,"LocationLongitude":-5.46553,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000014365986XXXLarge.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hayle/st-ives/carbis-bay-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000014365986XXXLarge.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"St Ives Harbour Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePeer over the sturdy harbour wall in St Ives at low tide and you\u0026rsquo;ll see a golden sandy beach. This central beach is a brilliant sun trap and it\u0026rsquo;s a safe choice for those with children who just want to enjoy the clear waters and create sandcastles.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHarbour Beach is a smaller St Ives beach, but it\u0026rsquo;s right in the centre of the town, so it\u0026rsquo;s easy to reach and well-served by the nearby shops and facilities. There\u0026rsquo;ll be no trek for an ice cream at this well-located sandy spot as the surrounding streets are lined with parlours and shops. Harbour Beach is sandy, and there\u0026rsquo;s a dog ban between May and September so it\u0026rsquo;s great for small children during the summer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDue to the cobbled charm of St Ives it can be easier to walk than try to drive and find a parking space. The harbour is right in the midst of St Ives so the beach and its surroundings bustle with activity. Don\u0026rsquo;t forget that Si Ives remains a working fishing port, and part of the charm of this beach is the chance to sit and watch the fishermen as they land their catches of the day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe nearby Lifeboat Station has been running for more than a century and it\u0026rsquo;s open to visitors.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2152,"LocationLongitude":-5.47741,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/12/st ives harbour istock.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/st-ives/st-ives-harbour-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/12/st ives harbour istock.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Porthminster Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eDescribed by The Telegraph as \u0026quot;an urban beach at its finest\u0026quot;, Porthminster Beach in St Ives is all about golden sands and clear waters - and it\u0026#39;s the longest beach in the area. With sands that roll on for half a blissful mile, the beach is ideal for those on bucket and spade beach holidays, and as it\u0026#39;s naturally sheltered it\u0026#39;s also a favourite with those of you who just love some time out in the sun.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis beach comes recommended by our trusty friends at The Good Beach Guide, and you get to enjoy the balmy atmosphere and palms of a secluded cove with all the benefits of being close to town. Make sure you take your sunglasses along for this beach visit as the rays bounce straight off the clear waters with dazzling results!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe sea around Porthminster Beach is calmer here than at some of the others in St Ives, so don\u0026rsquo;t confuse it with Porthmeor which has great surf! As with all beaches in St Ives there is a seasonal dog ban, and don\u0026rsquo;t miss a visit to the Porthminster Beach Cafe while you\u0026rsquo;re there. Parking can be a bit of a problem at this spot, but the branch line station is just 50 yards from the sand and the views are gorgeous.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.2087,"LocationLongitude":-5.47591,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/PORTHMINSTER BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"carbis-bay/st-ives/porthminster-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/PORTHMINSTER BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Tate St Ives","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe beautiful light found in St Ives has long made it a magnet for art lovers and artists alike, and it\u0026rsquo;s the perfect place for the Cornwall version of The Tate gallery. \u003ca href=\"http://www.tate.org.uk/stives/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Tate St Ives\"\u003eTate St Ives\u003c/a\u003e exhibits international and contemporary art in a family-friendly style, so it\u0026rsquo;s a great family attraction in St Ives \u0026ndash; no matter how much you know about art (or not). It\u0026rsquo;s not just what\u0026rsquo;s inside the gallery that makes this Cornwall attraction special though, step outside and you\u0026rsquo;ll find yourself right on Porthmeor beach, so it\u0026rsquo;s a fascinating place to visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are engaging exhibitions which change frequently, as well as guided tours, family events and a cafe. The Tate St Ives is linked to the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden too, so you can buy a joint ticket for both attractions. The museum is just a 10 minute walk from the gallery so you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to do both in the same day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSt Ives is a laidback kind of resort, and its gallery is no different. If you visit during school holidays you\u0026rsquo;ll find seasonal events that help get children engaged and excited about art, and they\u0026rsquo;re great fun \u0026ndash; just check the website for details before your holiday. You\u0026rsquo;ll find hands on activities for the children throughout the year, so they\u0026rsquo;ll get as much from their visit as mum and dad. You can hire an ipod touch for just \u0026pound;3, so you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to wander around at your own pace and enjoy a multimedia tour.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.2149,"LocationLongitude":-5.48257,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/08/tate.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"carbis-bay/st-ives/tate-st-ives","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/08/tate.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Cornwall National Seal Sanctuary","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHere\u0026rsquo;s an attraction that\u0026rsquo;s guaranteed to put a smile on your face - Cornwall National Seal Sanctuary in Helston. The sanctuary is just a 40 minute drive away from beautiful St Ives and it\u0026rsquo;s well worth the journey. Cornwall National Seal Sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates seals, and visitors can meet the seriously cute collection of grey and common seals housed within its pools.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe sanctuary\u0026rsquo;s focus is on rehabilitation, so most of the seals stay at the sanctuary until they\u0026rsquo;re ready to return to the sea. Because of the nature of the attraction we can\u0026rsquo;t promise which seals you get to meet, but there are always recovering pups and seals on hand to welcome friendly faces on any given day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are also sea lions, otters, penguins and a selection of farm animals, and many are surprised to learn that dogs are welcome throughout the sanctuary on leads. In fact it\u0026rsquo;s been names by Cesar as a leading dog friendly attraction. The Cornwall National Seal Sanctuary is open every day of the year, except for Christmas Day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are talks and feeds throughout each day so visitors can see up close just how much work goes into caring for the seals so that they can return to the wild.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.0952,"LocationLongitude":-5.20585,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2019/03/iStock-675251262.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hayle/st-ives/cornwall-national-seal-sanctuary","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/emily.judge/2019/03/iStock-675251262.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Walking from Hayle to St Ives","Body":"\u003cp\u003eA Cornwall holiday pretty much means choosing from hundreds and hundreds of picturesque dog walks, but it\u0026rsquo;s also a good opportunity to tackle a section of the infamous South West Coast Path. The six mile stretch that joins the lesser known surf town of Hayle with the art centre that\u0026rsquo;s St Ives is a nice one for dog owners, and you\u0026rsquo;ll follow the Hayle Estuary which is known for its bird life.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe walk starts at the Hayle harbour Swing Bridge, which dates back more than one hundred years, and you\u0026rsquo;ll pass along St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Way \u0026ndash; following the footsteps of pilgrims who once made the journey to Spain.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eLook out for Porth Kidney Sands along the way, as dogs are allowed on this stretch of beach all year round and the lack of parking nearby means it\u0026rsquo;s often deserted. If you\u0026rsquo;re taking a picnic with you for the walk this is a good place to stop and enjoy it, as the next beach you\u0026rsquo;ll pass (Carbis Bay) has seasonal dog restrictions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a lovely route to walk your dog during the winter months as you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to let him off the lead on Carbis Bay, and there are far more waders along the Hayle Estuary.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.1879,"LocationLongitude":-5.42294,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/04/Hayle Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hayle/st-ives/walking-from-hayle-to-st-ives","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/04/Hayle Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Walking St Ives to Penzance","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe hike between St Ives and Penzance is a great way to experience Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s industrial past, and if you cover a section a day it can be a unique way to spend a 5 day break. Both St Ives and Penzance are well connected, so you\u0026rsquo;ll have no trouble getting back to your starting point or heading home once you complete the journey, and the route has a grading of easy. In fact, this is one of the most scenic areas of the South West Coast Path, and the route has a lovely feeling of remoteness.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe path winds its way along a wild landscape, passing some of the sites that helped shape Cornwall. The route also picks up the Granite Coast, taking walkers past the Levant Mine and Beam Engine, as well as the ruined engine houses of Botallack. Part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site, visitors can see this restored engine in action, so steam enthusiasts should leave time to explore this iconic location. You\u0026rsquo;ll pass the jutting Cape Cornwall as you go, and until 200 years ago it was thought to have been Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s most westerly point.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTake your time in this spot as there are clear views out to the Brisons, and on a very lucky day you can see all the way to Scilly Isles. This area of the coastline is a haven for birdwatchers, as Peregrine falcons, Cornish Chough and many more bird species are common sights. Other highlights of this walk include the Minack Theatre, the fishing port of Mousehole and St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Mount.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2152,"LocationLongitude":-5.47777,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1367419412.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/st-ives/walking-st-ives-to-penzance","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1367419412.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"St Michael\u0027s Way","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThis twelve mile stretch was named after the patron saint of high places, and given some of the cross country terrain it covers that\u0026rsquo;s pretty fitting. St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Way runs for twelve miles between St Ives, Lelant, Penzance and Marazion and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the recently rejuvenated pilgrim walks. This route is full of quirky landmarks and stunning scenery and it starts at the church of St Uny in Lelant.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll follow the route inland from Lelant before reaching the curious Knill\u0026rsquo;s Steeple. John Knill was once the collector of customs for St Ives, and he built the structure as his mausoleum. He died in 1872 but was never buried there as the ground wasn\u0026rsquo;t consecrated, but it still looms high above St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse. Look out for Bowl Rock as you walk on from the steeple too, as local legend has it that it was placed there by a giant many years ago...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs you reach the National Trust area of Trencrom Hill bear in mind that this unexcavated spot is believed to house sixteen hut circles and axe heads have been found on the lower section of this hill that date all the way back to 3500 BC. When you reach Ludgvan you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to choose between two routes, and both are thought to have been used by medieval travellers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou can either make your way through marshes to St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Mount or wander the country lanes to Gulval. The church at Ludgvan once served as a gathering point for the pilgrims following the path, and it would have been a welcome sight to the weary keen to reach St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Mount.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.1887,"LocationLongitude":-5.43634,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1367421548.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/st-ives/st-michaels-way","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1367421548.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSt Ives is one of those destinations that inspire the artist in you, and that means you don\u0026#39;t have to look far for a moving attraction with its place in the history of sculpting. St Ives was the home of the pioneering sculptor Barbra Hepworth, and since her death in 1975 her former home and studio have been converted into a fascinating museum and garden that are open to the public.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWander the \u003ca href=\"http://www.tate.org.uk/stives/hepworth/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Barbara Hepworth Museum \"\u003eBarbara Hepworth Museum\u003c/a\u003e to admire her work in the place she loved and find out how she produced the pieces that made her famous. \u0026nbsp;The house and garden offers a rare insight into the private home and workspace of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, and the museum includes bronze, stone and wood sculptures. There are also paintings and drawings on display throughout the house as well as archive materials that will fascinate any Barbara Hepworth fan.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBarbara lived and worked on the site of the museum (then Trewyn Studios) from 1949 until she died in 1975 and she left much of her work to the Tate Gallery so that art lovers could continue to enjoy it. The bronze sculptures that stand in the garden today were created right there, and Barbara used the area to showcase her finished pieces as well as to work on them in the fresh air. Even the garden was laid out by Barbara herself (with the help of her friend the composer Praulx Rainier), so the museum remains much as it would have been when it saw some of the art world\u0026rsquo;s finest pieces take shape.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCombined tickets are available for the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum, so remember to opt for this one if you visit both St Ives attractions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2132,"LocationLongitude":-5.48097,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/work.5937329.1.flat550x550075f.red-rose-close-up-with-water-drops.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"carbis-bay/st-ives/the-barbara-hepworth-museum-and-sculpture-garden","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/work.5937329.1.flat550x550075f.red-rose-close-up-with-water-drops.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Porthminster Gallery","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSt Ives has always been closely linked with the art world, with the town\u0026rsquo;s perfect light for painting luring artists to the town like the boats that gather in its harbour. It\u0026rsquo;s little surprise then, that the resort\u0026rsquo;s art scene is vibrant, fresh and ever filled with enthusiasm. Just a stone\u0026rsquo;s throw from Porthmeor Beach and the Tate St Ives you\u0026rsquo;ll find Porthminster Gallery, a new gallery that hosts regular exhibitions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHoused in a building once used as a pilchard warehouse, the gallery is an atmospheric spot to lose yourself in art for awhile, and the curator places a strong emphasis on local artists. The quayside gallery is warm and welcoming, and its exhibitions change regularly, focusing on British and St Ives artists. You\u0026rsquo;ll find the blue grade 1 listed building on the quayside, and if you\u0026rsquo;re looking for a gallery with character then don\u0026rsquo;t miss this one.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIn addition to the exhibitions, Porthminster Gallery also displays an ever-changing selection of modern 20\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century works on paper by post-war artists from St Ives itself. The artists to have been displayed include Terry Frost, Bryan Pearce and Sandra Blow RA. If a piece catches your eye during your visit Porthminster Gallery will be happy to reserve it for a week so you can think it over with no pressure.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2117,"LocationLongitude":-5.47903,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/art.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"carbis-bay/st-ives/porthminster-gallery","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/art.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"St Ives May Day","Body":"\u003cp\u003eCornwall has marked the end of winter for centuries, and St Ives has its own set of May Day traditions that entertain visitors and include all kinds of festivities. The town has made efforts in recent years to revive some of the May day traditions, and today the festivities include events enjoyed by generations of St Ives residents.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eGather at the Guildhall at noon to watch the Grand Bard and Mayor select the year\u0026rsquo;s may queen and king (and of course their attending princess and prince) in a ritual that\u0026rsquo;s known as \u0026lsquo;pee whip\u0026rsquo;. It\u0026rsquo;s difficult to explain the rituals included in this ceremony, but suffice to say that it includes the St Ives Guisers, enthusiastic horn blowers who announce the beginning of spring and May sticks aplenty.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a succession at 1pm that makes its way to the harbour, where the crowds are treated to may pole dances and traditional music that\u0026rsquo;s been enjoyed throughout Cornwall for centuries. 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