With the world focusing on Saint Ives after the G7 Summit, the Naturally Cornish team thought it was the perfect time to celebrate the best places to feast, sip and enjoy this beautiful, idyllic town. Now for the big question, where to go first?
Best Restaurants in Saint Ives
A favourite amongst the team, this gem of a restaurant has a very laid-back feel with a beautiful view of the sea. Watch surfers and swimmers enjoy the calm waves whilst you devour some of the most delicious fish and tapas dishes in Cornwall. We highly recommend the squid - though everything on this menu is spectacular. And it would be rude to not accompany these delicacies without a St Ives Liquor Co G&T, right?
Located on Porthminster Beach, you won’t get a better view from this legendary restaurant. Seafood is the name of the game here and our top choice is their ‘experience’, featuring asian-style squid, fruits de mer and Cornish bubbles. This is really the spot for local cuisine at its finest.
Best Sipping Spots in Saint Ives
Not only do they produce some of our best selling gins and spirits, the Thompson brothers also have a seafront restaurant where they serve beautiful tapas dishes and mouth-watering cocktails. The trickiest decision we found is choosing between their Blood Orange Sangria and their Cornish Garden cocktail - so to be safe we advise to order both.
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Master brewers, St Ives Brewery have a lovely cafe with stunning views over St.Ives harbour and onwards to the infamous Godrevy Lighthouse. We’re pretty sure you couldn’t get a more picturesque view whilst you sip a craft, Cornish beer. We’ll cheers to that.
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Best Places to Park in Saint Ives
And now for one of the most crucial questions - where to park in Saint Ives? Whilst there are car parks in the town centre, we recommend to stay clear of them in the summer months and go slightly outside the hub of the centre. A large car park that always has some space is Trenwith Car Park, which is about a 10 minute walk into Saint Ives.
Alternatively why not park around the coast path and stroll your way into town whilst admiring the unique view? Our top tip is to park near Lelant or Carbis Bay and take a scenic forty minute walk into Saint Ives. By the time you arrive it’s the perfect moment to have a refreshment - you’ve just got to pick where!
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