Our Cornwall

The beat of the waves. The startling light. The welcome glow through salty windows. St Ives Bay has called creatives, life-lovers and like-minds for generations.

A short walk from the sweep of St Ives Bay and moments from the harbour, Una St Ives puts woodland, fields, fishing nets and wet sand at your feet. Whether it’s romantic walks along clifftops and cobbled streets or family jaunts to the bay and beyond, let your vision of holiday life take shape here.

Within your reach

Experience the calm of time spent well and enjoy the simple things that Cornwall has to offer.

Set out from your front door and find breathtaking Carbis Bay, with calmer waters ideal for swimming. A five-minute drive will take you to St Ives, a foodie’s paradise with artisan restaurants and bakeries celebrating the best of local ingredients. Weave your way along the narrow streets to discover quirky independent shops stocking unique art, gifts and clothing. At every corner a surprise awaits.

Feel the breeze and salt spray with a surf lesson, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding or coasteering at nearby St Ives Surf School. Guests at Una St Ives receive 10% off all lessons, tours and equipment hire, making this the perfect time to try something new.

Explore the town’s creative history. Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum, Porthmeor Studios, Leach Pottery and the St Ives Arts Club are all within a walk of the town centre.

Further afield

Cast your net a little wider and you’ll find plenty to fall in love with. Go southwest towards Penzance to discover the incredible heritage coast around St Just. Here, you can walk through Cornwall’s mining history while immersed in the untamed beauty of the granite coastline.

At Porthcurno, the Minack Theatre hosts open-air productions in an arena carved from the granite clifftop. The theatre, cafe and exhibition centre are also open to visitors during the day, offering the chance to learn more about this fascinating place.

Alternatively, head east towards Falmouth and Truro to visit some of the UK’s most remarkable sub-tropical gardens. Filled with exotic specimens sourced by 18th and 19th century plant-hunters, estates such as Trelissick, Glendurgan and Trewithen offer a window onto another world.

If you’re a food-lover, drop into Roskilly’s organic farm near Helston, where you can see Jersey cows grazing in the fields before heading into the ice cream parlour or restaurant to sample their wares. Further north is the Camel Valley Vineyard, which offers tours and tasting sessions for wine-lovers.

Looking for ideas?

We’re full of inspiration when it comes to days out in Cornwall – just drop into Reception when you’re here and we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.