St Ives is full of history and tradition and is a very popular tourist resort in Cornwall. It has world class beaches nearby and is well known for its preserved cobbled streets and old fishermen's cottages.
It's easy to see why people fall in love with St Ives. The harbour is a treat to walk round. The town has regularly won the "Britain in Bloom" competition and this is evident as you observe the amount of effort that the town has put into its wonderful floral displays.
St Ives has long been associated with good artists and it now has its own Tate Gallery which is part of the Tate Gallery in London but displays and promotes Cornish Art.
There are boating and fishing trips and good surfing to be had at Porthmoor Beach. St Ives Museum has exhibitions covering St Ives history and its assocation with fishing and tin mining. In the evening the town comes alive again with a vibrant atmosphere and a definate holiday mood is experienced. The shops, restaurants, cafes and bars are a treat to walk round and relax in. To sum it up - You can't say you have been to Cornwall until you have been to St Ives.