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24 Hours in St Ives

March 1st, 2019

There aren’t many places you can book for just one night in St Ives; however, even in the middle of summer you can stay at Cohort Hostel for just one night if that’s all you’ve got.

One day & night in St Ives

24 hours in St Ives is not long enough to do everything but it is long enough to get whet your appetite for a longer stay next time. Here are our top tips on how to spend 24 hours in St Ives.

1. Walk through town before 8am, it’s peaceful, calm and utterly beautiful.

2. Have breakfast on the harbour, seal spotting over coffee.

The Vintage Coffee Shop St Ives

3. Hit up Porthmeor Beach for a surf lesson or Porthminster Beach for some stand up paddle boarding: Either way, you can’t leave St Ives without getting in the ocean.

Surfing Porthmeor Beach St Ives

Don’t forget to stop to do a #2minutebeachclean on your way off the beach 🙂

4. Have a HUGE pasty on the beach (watch out for the seagulls).

5. Shoot over to the award winning Tate St Ives to experience the best of contemporary art in the South West; thanks to the recent expansion there is now a wonderful permanent collection too.

6. Treat yourself to an ice cream or cream tea (you’re in Cornwall, jam goes on first).

7. If you have time pop over to the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden; see St Ives through the eyes of one of its most famous artists.

8. You won’t be hungry yet so get yourself a ticket to the unique and atmospheric Boathouse Theatre for a supremely entertaining play or puppet show.

9. Porthmeor Beach for the sunset – get your sundowners from Porthmeor Café or West Beach Bakery.

Porthmeor Beach Cafe

10. EAT… anywhere you like; it’s all good.

Join us back at Cohort to chill out in our lounge and while we are more than happy for you to stay for just one night you might want to book to come back for a longer stay next time.

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