A popular holiday destination, St Ives promises a variety of treats and surprises for avid lovers of the Cornish coast but it’s no secret that a holiday to St Ives comes with spectacular sights out across the sea. 

We’ve compiled below a list of our 8 best holiday properties with a sea view, guaranteeing you can start every day of your holiday with a perfect view to get you in the mood. 

Holiday Lets in St Ives, Cornwall

With a range of beaches and a long stretch of coast, there are a number of choices available to help you pick the best view for you, whether you want an uninterrupted view of the beach and the sea or wish to have the view characterised with the picturesque scene of the town’s harbour and pier. 

1. Crow’s Nest

Crow’s Nest is a popular choice for holiday-makers, encouraging guests to spend their time in St Ives in style with clear and stunning views out across the bay and the harbour, giving you a great sight of the sea and the town whether it be in the morning or the evening. 

The apartment has an open plan living space and a kitchen and dining area and a generous balcony overlooking the harbour, allowing you to enjoy all the fineries of St Ives from the comfort of your holiday apartment. It also gives you immediate access to the town and the beach, making it easier than ever to sample and enjoy all the cultural pleasures the area has to offer. 

2. 4 Crusoes

The perfect choice for the adventurous, 4 Crusoes puts you right on the edge of Porthmeor Beach, a paradise for surfers with its own surf school and an award winning nearby cafe overlooking the waves. 

Some of 4 Crusoes’ most appealing characteristics are its open plan kitchen and living room and a bedroom looking out over the sea so you can always wake up and go to sleep to the sounds of the waves, immersing you fully in the coastal atmosphere.

3. 26 Piazza

Another holiday let with outstanding views over Porthmeor Beach, 26 Piazza has two sunny balconies directly overlooking the sands, and private access to the beach without you having to walk or travel at all. 

The property comprisesitwo upper storey floors. The third floor houses the kitchen, dining room and bathroom and the fourth floor is devoted to an open plan bedroom, designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind. 

4. Sandhamn

The perfect St Ives’ holiday let with a sea view, Sandhamn is in a prime location for access to both the train station and the bus station, putting you in the heart of the action while still giving you gorgeous views out across the bay and the sea. 

The three-floor house contains a bespoke kitchen and dining area with a built-in window seating area with a bedroom on the first floor and a large sitting room on the second for you and your partner to relax in after a long day exploring the town.

5. 36 Carrack Widden

This spot is perfect for anyone looking for direct views out across Porthminster Beach, including St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance. The property has its own car parking space to make travelling around St Ives and the surrounding area easier, giving you complete freedom over your holiday. 

The holiday let comes with a king sized bed in the bedroom, a bathroom and an open plan living room, dining room and kitchen to create a spacious and relaxed atmosphere for you to enjoy yourselves in. 

6. Harbour View

One of our best St Ives’ holiday apartments with a sea view is the aptly named Harbour View. The property offers stunning vistas out across the Harbour and the Island, putting you only a short walk away from the beach. This apartment is right near the seafront, allowing you to enjoy the best of the St Ives coast while also putting you only five minutes away from the iconic Tate Gallery. 

The holiday cottage comes with free wifi and a television, along with two bedrooms, a bathroom and an open plan kitchen and living area with juliette balcony. 

7. Morvah

The perfect holiday home for families in St Ives, Morvah is situated on The Terrace with a picturesque view out across the Harbour. Whether you want to explore the best of St Ives’ culture in its cafes and art galleries or want to spend a day lounging on the beach, Morvah puts you in the best position to experience everything the town has to offer. 

The property comes with its own private courtyard to the rear with outdoor’s seating, perfect for sunny weather, as well as two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a living room area designed for maximum comfort. 

8. The Cabin

Possibly the closest house to the sea in St Ives, The Cabin has unimpeded views of the harbour and across the bay. This highly individual property is steeped in history and retains much of its original character. With stripped wooden floorboards throughout, you can fling open the windows in the sitting room, bedroom and kitchen and enjoy uninterrupted views across St Ives’ bay.

Self-catering in St Ives with a Sea View

All of the properties above are self-catering helping to make your holiday in St Ives more relaxing and giving you complete control over your meals so that you can personalise your experience in towns as much as you want. 

If on any night you don’t feel like self-catering, St Ives offers plenty of restaurants, pubs and cafes to sate your appetite. Choose from any one of a number of cuisines to immerse yourself in or recreate your favourite meals at home for you and your partner or family. 

Sea View Accommodation St Ives

We endeavour to offer only the best of the coastal life to our guests, with these and plenty more sea view properties on our website to help you discover the perfect location for you and spend your holiday in style by the beach

Whatever you’re looking for, whether it be a self-catering property with sea-facing balconies or a dog-friendly property so you can walk your pet along the sands of the beaches, we cater to everyone to make sure you get the most out of your holiday.