Destination guide

The friendly area of St Ives awaits your stay

The ocean views, gardens and desert display a scene truly unique to St Ives. This welcoming city allures visitors with its northern lights and rock climbing. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in St Ives

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes St Ives a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • West Cornwall Golf Club (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Hayle Towans Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Paradise Park and JungleBarn (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Hayle Golf Range (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Marazion Marsh (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Men Scryfa (6 mi / 9.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in St Ives

Travelers love St Ives for its beautiful ocean views and picturesque gardens. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, St Ives is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Land's End (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Porthmeor Beach (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Porthminster Beach (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Porthgwidden Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Carbis Bay Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Hayle Towans Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)

Traveling to and around St Ives

The nearest airport is in Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), located 26.9 mi (43.3 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, St Ives Station, Carbis Bay Station and Lelant Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Saint Ives?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,917 holiday lettings near Saint Ives. From 831 Cottages to 603 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Saint Ives is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Saint Ives? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Saint Ives. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Carbis Bay Beach: 3,079 holiday lettings
  • Lelant Saltings Station: 3,068 holiday lettings
  • Lelant Station: 3,264 holiday lettings
  • Carbis Bay Station: 3,061 holiday lettings
  • St Ives Station: 3,020 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Saint Ives listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Saint Ives?

Yes, of course. offers 831 Cottages in Saint Ives. Our other popular types of Saint Ives holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 603 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 405 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 27 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Saint Ives?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 146 holiday homes with pool available in Saint Ives. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.