St Ives is a little suntrap with a special atmosphere
Things To Do
On your caravan holiday in Cornwall you should visit Tate St Ives, one of the UK’s major cultural attractions. There is always something new to see and there are plenty of things to do, too, for visitors of all ages.
We suggest you see the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. The museum is based at Trewyn Studio where the artist, considered one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century, lived and worked for much of her life. And if you can’t get to the museum during opening hours, one of her sculptures is outside the entrance to the Guildhall for public viewing.
Take an art workshop with the St Ives School of Painting. For all ages, there are both practical art workshops for adults and children’s workshops aimed at five- to 12-year olds.
Take a boat trip from the harbour to Seal Island where you can spend a few minutes watching the grey seals that live there. The 90-minute cruise includes 15 minutes at the island and you can take your own picnic to have while on board. You might also get the chance to see dolphins and sharks, too.
Enjoy a show at The Boathouse Theatre whilst on holiday in St Ives. This old boat store, just a short walk from the harbour, was transformed in 2012 into a delightful little theatre, which puts on ‘proper’ puppet shows throughout the year.
If you are going for a caravan holiday in Cornwall and St Ives is your destination, take junction 31 off the M5, then follow the A30 dual carriageway through Devon and most of Cornwall, then the A3074 to St Ives.
Many of the roads in St Ives are not suitable for towing caravans along, being both narrow and steep, although there is one caravan park very close to the centre – Ayr Holiday Park. This should be approached via the B3311 and B3306 – follow the signs to St Ives for HGVs and Tate St Ives.