St Ives, Cornwall

The beautiful fishing town of St Ives is the perfect place to take your holiday. Its five beaches, including Porthminster, Porthmeor and Carbis Bay which have Blue Flag status, are perfect for families and offer a range of water sports and boat trips. Clifftop and coastal path walks provide stunning scenery at any time of the year.

You can wander around the cobbled streets browsing the boutique craft and jewellery shops. There are also many art galleries and museums including the internationally recognised Tate Gallery, Barbara Hepworth Museum and the Leach Pottery Studio and Museum as well as smaller intimate galleries. The school of painting runs courses where you can improve your brush skills!

The many restaurants, cafes and pubs are perfect for taking a break or watching the world go by.

St Ives has been voted Best UK Seaside Town in 2010, 2011 and 2012 by the British Travel Awards.