I’ve recently returned from a week in St Ives, Cornwall, a real haven here in the UK. Having taken countless photos from my explorations, I thought I’d share them with you in a photo journal post here. Surprisingly, St Ives is only a few hours’ drive away from the studio in Bristol, and yet I’ve never ventured. Countless times I’ve heard of its beauty and I was getting a severe case of wanderlust for it.
Lower Saltings – Porthmeor Beach
After trawling the www’s for a cosy hideaway near the beach, I stumbled upon Lower Saltings, quite literally on Porthmeor Beach. As you enter this beautifully furnished apartment, you’re welcomed not only by the window seat, and invited to take in the view, but also the Cornish hamper filled with local goodness. ‘This’ll do’. www.stivesthesaltings.co.uk
In and around St Ives
St Michael’s Mount
An almost literal stone’s throw away from the shore is St Michael’s Mount, near Penzance. With residents still inhabiting this mini island, nature is thriving in and amongst the almighty estate and chapel. It’s almost like Hogwarts (sad to report, I didn’t get my letter). The National Trust should be pretty darn proud of their gardens that they’ve nurtured here.
The Eden Project
Ok, so it’s not in St Ives, but it’s a must-see in Cornwall. Take a trip to the Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes at this outstanding place. www.edenproject.com
Have you visited St Ives and the surrounding areas? What do you love about this corner of the world? Leave a comment below.
‘Til next time,
All photos were taken by me.