I could just say that I’ve been really busy lately… but it was actually pure laziness that’s been keeping me from updating my blog…
A little update on my life, I’m currently in London and am enjoying my last week in the UK before I head to Paris… (but then, of course, I will be back in June… for something really special…)
One of the reasons why this particular post took so long to post is because I took way too many photos in St. Ives… way way too many… and it takes a lot of time to sort out and edit the photos…
So from the 445 photos that I took in St. Ives… here are 28 photos along with some short descriptions!
A little background on why I chose St. Ives…
St. Ives is one of the seaside towns in Cornwall and a popular holiday destination in England. There’s nothing specific that I wanted to see here, but I still decided to stop by because it was listed as one of the top ten places to visit in the UK.
It was truly amazing there.
I went to the two beaches plus the main harbour in St. Ives and found that each had their own charm.
The Porthminster Beach is a rather quiet and less populated beach, the main harbour was where the little kids (and the dogs) had the fun while the adults relaxed in the cafes that surrounded the harbour, and the Porthmeor Beach seemed to be the spot for the surfers.
The beaches weren’t my favourite spots in St. Ives. For people who plan on going there, I cannot recommend enough of the Island.
The Island is a grassy hill at the tip of St. Ives. It has the most amazing view of the ocean and a great coastal path with benches for you to sit on.
It is such a gem. I ended up spending two hours (each day) sitting on one of the benches listening to music and just enjoying the weather.
I recommend looking around the harbour first, then taking a stroll along the coastal path on the Island. The path will naturally lead you to the Porthmeor Beach.
Cannot say you are in Cornwall without trying the famous cornish pasties! I bought mine from St. Ives Bakery.
Here we have some scones with cornish clotted cream. Apparently the clotted cream from Cornwall is the clotted cream you have to try. The texture of the cornish clotted cream was definitely smoother than the ones I’ve tried in York.
Sunset in St. Ives was, as you would expect, breathtaking. The locals recommend the Porthmeor Beach as the place to see the sunset.
I watched the sunset from both the Porthmeor Beach and the Island…
By the time I was in St. Ives, I was tired from the busy and tight schedule I burdened myself with from the previous trips. So St. Ives was truly special for me, more so because it was the place where I did nothing. I was there just for the beach and the view.
St. Ives is a beautiful little town and I cannot recommend this place enough. Definitely one of the best places in the UK to relax in!