St Ives is a former fishing village situated on the rugged, beautiful coast at St Ives Bay. The crystal clear waters, golden beaches and the charm of the quaint old houses and winding alleys have inspired generations of artists and drawn visitors since the arrival of the railway in the 19th century. We include visits to Landsí End & St Michaelís Mount
Wonderful views await at the St Ives Bay Hotel thanks to its elevated position above Porthminster Beach. The charming town centre, local train station, beaches and numerous shops and eateries are all within comfortable walking distance. The hotelís comfortable en-suite bedrooms are each equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities, and many also boast lovely sea views. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, lounge and terrace offering scenic views across the bay. Live entertainment is provided 2 nights of our stay.
Monday From your front door to the waiting coach then by way of Oxford and Swindon to join the motorway to Devon and Cornwall for a late afternoon arrival in St Ives. Tea and biscuits are served on our arrival whilst our luggage is taken to the rooms
Tuesday We enjoy a scenic tour of the Landsí End Peninsula. taking a drive along the magnificent Atlantic coast to Britainís most westerly point Landsí End where we include entrance to the attractions, discover the eerie feeling of standing on the edge of the world and enjoy the spectacular scenery and awe inspiring cliff views to the Longships and Wolf Rock Lighthouses. Later we spend time in Penzance the principal town and port of Western Cornwall
Wednesday A morning visit to legendary St Michaels Mount the beautiful castle topped isle standing proud in Mountís Bay. Depending upon the prevailing tides we can either stroll across the causeway or take a boat to the harbour. Later we return to Marazion and drive to the quaint old Cornish town of Helpston, famous for its ĎFlora Dayí and Lizard Point, the most southerly point of the mainland. En-route we pass the famous dish aerials of BTís Goonhilly Earth Station
Thursday This morning we drive along Carbis Bay and the coastal road to pretty Portreath before returning to St Ives for an afternoon at leisure, perhaps visit the world of fine art at the Tate Gallery and the Barbara Hepworth Museum or just take in the beauty of the busy harbour
Friday We bid farewell to our hosts and depart St Ives after breakfast. After making a stop for lunch we arrive back in our home area later afternoon.
Fenn Holidays Ltd, Whittlesey Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0AG