The Great British seaside has always been one of our favourite places to visit, relax and unwind. Plus, in case you haven't heard we've got a new Cornish inspired collection to boot. To celebrate the launch of the St Ives Collection, here are some of our top tips for Cornwall. Buckets, spades and wetsuits at the ready, we're headed to the beach.
Visit | Tate St Ives
You might not know that St Ives has long been an artistic hub, attracting the likes of Turner to it's beautiful landscapes. Head to The Tate to immerse yourself in the culture of this pretty fishing town.
Eat | One Fish Street
One for a special occassion, One Fish Street will tickle your tastebuds with an eight course tasting menu centred around the day's fresh catch. Delish.
Stay | Tragenna Castle
High on a hill, overlooking the town of St Ives you'll find Tragenna Castle. The ideal spot for families to get away, it has something for everyone. Across it's 72 acres there are subtropical gardens, an 18 hole gold course, a swimming pool, tennis courts you name it. One thing is for certain, you won't get bored here.
Stay/Eat | Idle Rocks
Looking for a tranquil escape by the sea? Look no further. Idle Rocks at St Mawes is a little pocket of luxury right on the sea wall. Treat yourself to one of their indulgent spa treatments at the Reef Knot Retreat and dine in their divine restaurant. This is a special one.
Eat | Hidden Hut, Portscatho
Tucked away on the remote Roseland Peninsula the Hidden Hut is a treat just waiting to be found. Serving a small menu made up of the freshest local ingredients, enjoy your spoils on the beach in the fresh sea air. Perfection.
Eat | New Yard Restaurant
For something a little more luxurious head to New Yard Restaurant for incredible set menu suppers. Or if you're in need of a mid afternoon pick me up, their coffees, cakes and pastries are a delight. Whatever you decide to go for you can enjoy their amazing renovation of the stable yard and the beautiful surroundings.
Eat | Ferry Boat Inn
The Ferry Boat Inn has been going for 300 years and it's obvious to see why. With some of the most incredible views across the estruary (the inspiration for Daphne Du Maurier's Frenchman's Creek nearby,) this pub serves all the classics, plus amazing twists on old favourites too. It's a must visit.
Do | SUP hire, St Anthony
Feeling adventurous? Hire a stand up paddleboard and head out. Explore the secluded creeks and if you're feeling especially brave paddle right up to the lighthouse on St Anthony's head. Just make sure you bring a picnic, it's thirsty work.
Eat | Prawn on the Lawn
One of our go to spots for incredible food. POTL change their small plate menu everyday, sometimes hourly! So you know you'll be getting the freshest fish and seafood Padstow has to offer.
Stay | The Pig at Harlyn Bay
'Far-reaching sea views, oodles of quirks and character and stacks of original features,' is how The Pig at Harlyn Bay describes themselves and quite frankly we couldn't think of anything better. The Pig always gets it right and this location is no different. One of Cornwall's great historic houses, you're definitely in for a treat.
Eat & Drink | Surfside, Polzeath
As well as an incredible rum selection, you can find more fresh caught fish and seafood platters as well as delicious tapas at Surfside. Sit outside at the beach bar on the sand for the full experience.
Shop the St Ives Collection here.