What we did in Cornwall - St Ives Cornwall with family

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The summer went so fast! I feel like that's the conversation I've had with every mum since school started last week. Anyway, I wanted to share some pics of what we did when we were in St Ives for the very last stretch of the summer break.
First off the beach of course. I feel like the kids never really get to spend a huge amount of time at the beach even when we go away. Tom's mum lives by the seaside but we generally don't spend whole days there so being able to say we have no plans other than splashing around and building sandcastles was such a treat. That being said it STILL wasn't enough time for the kids, I think they would have slept on the sand if they could have!

St Ives was super (super!) busy, we've never actually been somewhere with so many crowds before actually so we were really thankful to be able to stay somewhere where a walk to the beach was so close. A lot of these pictures were from the beach by the harbour but I think our favorites beaches there were Porthmeor and Porthgwidden.

The two cafes at Porthmeor beach were so so good! (we did eat chips from the other beach which were also good) We had some pretty disappointing chips on the harbour on our first night though!

On our second full day, it was tipping it down so we headed out to The Tate Modern there and stopped for coffee at Yallah (and donuts too!). They had some great kids activities there which always makes it a bit easier and we managed to kill most of the morning there before heading back. On the way there was a huge downpour and we ran into the Rum and Crabshack just as they were opening. It was surprisingly great for veggies and vegans and I had the 'tofu fish' (not quite as good as the one from The Vegan Pyramid but still really great). 

The Island (which is a hill with great views) was a really lovely walk with two littles and we ended up there a couple of evenings past bedtime, flying kites or just having a runaround.

The Island (which is a hill with great views) was a really lovely walk with two littles and we ended up there a couple of evenings past bedtime, flying kites or just having a run-around. Another place I'd defo recommend is the Barbara Hepworth museum and gardens. You can get a joint ticket if you visit St Ives as well so its a bit cheaper. The kids raced through the museum so I can't really let you know what that is like haha but the gardens were beautiful! 

Lastly, a follower on Instagram told me to check out Mount Zion coffee (which was just around the corner from where we staying ideally) and it didn't disappoint. It isn't open super early in the morning but once it is open its such a nice quiet spot away from the crowds.

Plus they use good oat milk ;)

Hope that any of those recommendations are useful for anyone visiting. We'd definitely go back (although maybe not peak summer holidays time haha). Such a gorgeous part of the world.

our accomodation although not mentioned here was gifted in return for an IG collab you can see the place we stayed here)

1 comment:

Lukeosaurus And Me said...

Gosh St Ives is my favourite place in the world. We were there too this summer. We have loads of photos from the beach and the cheesy chips are amazing!

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