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21st December 2016

St Ives webcam launched!

Feeling blue? Missing St Ives? We have shared our view of the harbour with you so you can enjoy it too! 

Watch our webcam 

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17th November 2015

St Ives' new Lifeboat is launched!

"On Saturday 14th November crowds lined the harbour in St Ives to welcome the town's new lifeboat "Nora Stachura".  The £2.1m craft is the first Shannon class lifeboat to go into service in Cornwall.

The lifeboat crew, led by St Ives Coxswain Rob Cocking, demonstrated  the lifeboat's capabilities just outside the harbour  tohundreds of excited spectators. The new Shannon Launch and Recovery System (SLARS) was brought on to the beach to recover the lifeboat from the water and bring her into the boathouse for the first time.

The cost of the £2.1million lifeboat was generously bequeathed to the RNLI by long-time RNLI supporter Nora Stachura. 

The Shannon class is the first of the RNLI's all-weather lifeboats to be powered by water-jets rather than traditional propellers, making it the most agile and manoeuvrable lifeboat in the charity's fleet. Water-jets allow the vessel to operate in shallow waters and be intentionally beached. And when precision really matters, such as operating alongside a stricken vessel or navigating around hazards, they'll come into their own.

Capable of 25 knots, the new lifeboat is 50% faster than Princess Royal, the all-weather lifeboat she will replace.   As the lifeboat powers through the waves at higher speeds, new shock absorbing seats will significantly reduce the impact of the loadings on the crew.

(Report from Pirate FM)


13th November 2015

Winter in St Ives

Between the storms there are great opportunities for surfers, birdwatchers and photographers. 

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14th August 2015

Lambeth beach in St Ives Cornwall

Before the day heats up, the beach at low tide is empty and waiting for the first bearefoot steps to cross it!

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12th July 2015

Sunsets and sunrises in St Ives

St Ives in summer means long days, low tides, glorious sunsets and sunrises !


26th May 2015 

Summer arrives for Whitsun

Summer has finally arrived in St Ives; the sea is calm and the sand is warm- it is the sun seekers’ dream beach destination.


18th May 2015

Sunshine for Whitsun..

..St Ives is bathed in glorious sunshine and hotting up for the Whitsun bank holiday! If you have left your holiday plans to the very last minute; don't worry, summer is here and we have some incredible last minute offers for you!

Surf in March  




March 7th 2015 


7th February 2015

February in St Ives

Locals and canny visitors are enjoying beautiful sunny days in St Ives at the moment.  The harbour is a sun trap and attracts sun worshippers longing to catch a few rays after a cold snap.


December 6th 2014

What's on in St Ives over Christmas & New Year's Eve 2014

Father Christmas arrived in the harbour by lifeboat on Friday 5th December and made his way to his magical grotto at the Glass Tree on Fore Street.  He will visit every weekend up to Christmas on Saturday from 12 to 3pm and on Sunday 2 to 4pmplus one last special visit on Christmas Eve when he will be at The Glass Tree from 12 to 2pm.  All proceeds go to Penhaligon's Friends, a Cornish charity who support children who have lost a loved one.

On Sunday December 14th at 3pm is the carol concert at the Guildhall (free entry).

The Mousehole Male Voice Choir will sing at The Sloop on Friday 19th December at 8pm and the Humonoids will be entertaining the crowds at the last meat draw before Christmas on Saturday 20th December.  The Sloop Inn Christmas draw takes place on Tuesday 23rd December.  Tickets are now available (4 for £1).

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs performed by Kidz R Us at the St Ives Theatre 22nd,23rd,27th,28th,29th and 30th at 2pm and 6.30 pm.

Tuesday 23rd December is the Christmas Food Market at the Guildhall.

Tuesday 23rd December Squashbox Theatre's new puppet show "The Christmassy Christmas Show" at the St Ives Guildhall a celebration of everything Christmassy from fir trees to sleigh bells!

Visit What's on at the GuildhallSt Ives Theatre and St Ives in December for more details.   

 Christmas in St Ives

December 2nd 2014

Christmas in St Ives 2014

Christmas in St Ives is a magical time- stroll along the Wharf to see the fishermen's lights and back along quaint, cobbled Fore Street, St Andrews' Street, the High Street and Tregenna Place for their inspiring window displays to entice the Christmas. Beautiful trees are lit at the Fishermans' Lodge, the Parish Church, the Guildhall and Royal Square.

 Winter surfing in St Ives Cornwall

15th November 2014

Surfs up in St Ives

On the tail of another storm; the big swell, off shore wind and clear weather provides exquisite conditions for experienced surfers with a succession of perfect crisp, unfurling tubes and no crowds to compete with.  

If you are too scared to brave the powerful waves, then watch the local talent from the shore and get inspired to get your wetsuit on when the conditions suit you.

Midsummer offer

1st July 2014

Midsummer special offers

The midsummer heatwave continues along with our last minute special offer:

25% off weekly rentals and short breaks available for weeks commencing 5th and 12th July! 20% off weekly rentals and short breaks available week commencing 28th June! 10% off rentals week commencing 19th July!

Take your summer break while the sun shines!

Cuckoo News

28th June 2014

The Cuckoo Town Guide to Art

At the theatre upstairs, St Ives Arts Club 8pm Tuesday July 8th

"Through comedy, cabaret, music, animation, film, puppetry, and audience participation, we intend to create a wall to wall shag pile of laughter".  Dhyano and Shanty Baba, seasoned St Ives performers, treat their topics "very" seriously- "Love it, hate it, in this town you can't avoid Art, and whatever your opinion, this is a show for you."

Tickets £6 from Cafe Art or phone 01736 753899

St Ives Tate 21st birthday


St Ives Tate 21st birthday

To celebrate, Tate St Ives is putting on numerous activities over the summer,

including a long weekend of birthday events for all the family (from 20 – 23 June),

late night opening during July and August and a special series of talks on the gallery’s history. 


2014 Golowan Festival

15th June 2014

2014 Golowan Festival

Welcome to the 2014 Golowan Festival Friday 20th June to Sunday 29th June. Ten days of high energy music, theatre, dance, processions, street entertainment, poetry, song and children’s entertainment.  The theme for the festival is ‘Golowan Goes Global’ and celebrates world music, dance and food. 

Mazey Day Saturday June 28th

Processions are as follows:
10.00am Civic Procession leaving from outside St John’s Hall
11am Crowst Parade
1pm Dinner Parade
3pm Crib Parade
4.45pm Men and Maids dance the serpent dance through the street of Penzance with the Golowan band.

01736 797891

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