St. Ives, Cornwall – Part I

Last weekend, we packed our bags and took a little getaway to St. Ives in Cornwall. I had always wanted to visit Cornwall and I absolutely fell in love with St. Ives – it is a quintessentially British seaside town with quaint cafes, award-winning restaurants with some of the best seafood I’ve ever had and beautiful white sand beaches.

We stayed at a little bed and breakfast called the Beechwood in Carbis Bay, just a short walk from St. Ives. We got really lucky with our B&B – it was one of the only hotels in St. Ives with a room left for that weekend – it was meant to be! The couple who own the Beechwood were lovely and gave some great suggestions for what to do while we were there. The room was small, but clean and perfect for a couple days. After checking in, we ventured off for lunch and ended up at the Beach Restaurant for a little fish & chips!





We were famished after the drive down and the fish & chips did not disappoint – fresh cod with thick cut chips washed down with a Cornish Ale – hit the spot.




We enjoyed the panoramic views of the beach and ordered fresh crab cakes and salt and pepper squid – which was some of the best i’ve ever had. We left happy, full and ready to explore…



We walked all over the town and took in all of the scenery. St Ives is filled with galleries, shops, bakeries,  little beach alcoves and we had a blast exploring it. If you visit St Ives, definitely go see the Chapel on the Hill. The views from the top are breathtaking. (You’ll also feel like you’re in an episode of Poldark).




On our walk back to our B&B, we stopped for a nightcap at the Carbis Bay Hotel Restaurant right on the beach.



We relaxed with a bottle of wine as the sun was setting. We enjoyed the live music and views of the ocean. It was the perfect way to end the day. After a few drinks, we walked up (stumbled and laughed) up the hill and went to sleep excited for what the next day had in store..