Best Places to Stay close to Parties and Fireworks
TR26 2EA, St Ives, Porthminster Beach
Overlooking the Celtic Sea and St Ives Bay, Pedn-Olva offers elegant rooms with magnificent views. With an outdoor swimming pool and spacious terrace, there is also a popular restaurant. Sitting on a rugged rock formation,... read more
St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa
TR26 2BN, St Ives, The Terrace
Overlooking Porthminster Beach with impressive views across St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse, The St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy local seafood in the traditional restaurant.... read more
£ 112.50View Rates
Tregenna Castle Resort
TR26 2DE, St Ives, Treloyan Avenue
Within 72 acres of private grounds, this Tregenna Castle Resort overlooks St Ives and the Cornish coast. It has a heated indoor swimming pool, an outdoor seasonal heated swimming pool which is open late May... read more
Carbis Bay and Spa Hotel
TR26 2NP, St Ives, Carbis Bay
Set in tropical gardens, this elegant hotel offers wonderful sea views, an award-winning restaurant and direct access to Carbis Bay Beach, which is a member of The Most Beautiful Bays In The World organisation. Picturesque... read more
£ 200.00View Rates
Primrose House St. Ives
TR26 2ED, St Ives, Porthminster Beach, St Ives
With boutique bedrooms and a stylish bar, Primrose Valley Hotel offers free parking and free Wi-Fi. Just metres from Porthminster Beach, the hotel has wonderful views across the Celtic Sea. The individually designed rooms at... read more
TR26 2SX, St Ives, St Ives Road, Carbis Bay
Just 5 minutes’ walk from the stunning Carbis Bay, this Beechwood House offers 4-star guest accommodation in St Ives. It is surrounded by 4 beaches, offering swimming, surfing and fishing. The rooms are bright, with... read more
TR26 1EQ, St Ives, Alexandra Road
Situated in the seaside town of St Ives, The Nook boasts free Wi-Fi and private onsite parking. It is just 8 minutes’ walk from the popular surfing destination, Porthmeor Beach. The modern rooms feature a... read more
£ 50.00View Rates
Rosemorran Holiday Apartments
TR26 2BY, St Ives, Rosemorran Holiday Apartments Talland Road, The Belyars, ST IVES
Situated within St Ives town centre and less than a 10 minute walk from the seaside bars and restaurants. Rosemorran Holiday Apartments have a country cottage look with modern décor. Centrally located so to showcase... read more
£ 50.64View Rates
Trevose Harbour House
TR26 2EA, St Ives, 22 The Warren
Nestled between the Harbour Beach and Porthminster Beach, Trevose Harbour House is in the heart of the bustling seaside town of St Ives. This boutique guest house offers individually designed rooms with free Wi-Fi, a... read more
Downsfield Bed and Breakfast
TR26 2LJ, St Ives, Longstone Hill Carbis Bay St Ives
Less than a 10-minute drive from St Ives and a 10-minute walk from the sandy Carbis Bay beach, Downsfield Bed and Breakfast offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, a guest lounge with a log burner, and... read more
TR26 2NG, St Ives, Boskerris Rd Carbis Bay
Situated a 5-minute walk from the sandy beach and Barrepta Cove in Carbis Bay, the Lamorna Lodge offers 4-star accommodation, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Each bedroom at Lamorna Lodge boasts an en suite bathroom... read more
TR26 2BL, St Ives, 10 The Terrace
With panoramic sea views across St Ives Harbour, the family-run Golden Hind is just 250 metres from St Ives’ town centre and 8 minutes’ walk from St Ives (Cornwall) Railway Station. Limited free private parking... read more
The Olive Branch
TR26 2DQ, St Ives, 6 Porthminster Terrace
The Olive Branch is set in St Ives, 1.8 km from Carbis Bay. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and... read more
TR26 2RT, St Ives, St Ives Road Carbis Bay, St Ives
Thurlestone House is an adults-only bed & breakfast in Carbis Bay, around 1.2 miles from St Ives. The property enjoys sea views and offers a range of breakfasts. Just 7 minutes’ drive from the Tate... read more
TR26 3EL, St Ives, Fore Steet
Halwell Lodge offers high-quality bed and breakfast in Lelant, an 11-minute drive from St Ives. This beautiful coastal village is home to West Cornwall Golf Club, a 10-minute walk away, and Halwell Lodge provides stylish... read more
Blue Sky Bed and Breakfast
TR26 2DQ, St Ives, 8, Porthminster Terrace, St Ives, Cornwall
Blue Sky Bed and Breakfast is within 5 minutes’ walk of the centre of St Ives and its beach. This Edwardian property offers a shared lounge and colourful, pleasant rooms with free Wi-Fi. The individually... read more
£ 85.00View Rates
TR26 2LU, St Ives, Gabriel Street
The Western Hotel is housed in an historic building in the centre of St Ives. It offers a traditional Cornish pub with a beer garden. The simply decorated rooms at The Western Hotel have a... read more
£ 90.00View Rates
The St Ives Bay Hotel
TR26 2BP, St Ives, The Terrace
Offering a restaurant, The St Ives Bay Hotel is located in St Ives. Free WiFi access is available. There is also an electric kettle. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathroom also comes with a... read more
The Gannet Inn
TR26 2SB, St Ives, The Gannet Inn, St Ives Road, St Ives
Set in a traditional house dating from 1900, The Gannet Inn is located in Carbis Bay, just an 8-minute walk from a sandy beach. It features a bar with a games room and Sky Sports... read more
£ 130.00View Rates
Rivendell Guest House
TR26 2DQ, St Ives, 7 Porthminster Terrace
Located in St Ives, near Tate St Ives, Rivendell Guest House features free WiFi, and guests can enjoy a shared lounge. The bed and breakfast offers a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with free... read more
Ten Ocean View
TR26 1RQ, St Ives, 10 Ocean View Terrace
Situated in St Ives and within 400 metres of Porthmeor Beach, Ten Ocean View has a garden, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi. Boasting a sun terrace, this property is set a short distance from Bamaluz... read more
St. Ives Holiday Village
TR26 3HX, St Ives, St. Ives Holiday Village, Lelant
Set in St Ives in the Cornwall region, St. Ives Holiday Village provides accommodation with free WiFi in public areas, as well as access to a sauna. Some units may have a washing machine, dishwasher... read more
£ 25.00View Rates
Chy an Gwedhen
TR26 2JN, St Ives, St Ives Road
Chy an Gwedhen is approximately 1 mile from St Ives and situated right next to the famous St Michael's coastal path. The property enjoys sea views and offers a selection of breakfasts which are paid... read more
TR26 1NT, St Ives,
Located in St Ives in the Cornwall region, Driftwood is a 4-star property featuring free WiFi. The 4-star holiday home is 200 metres from Porthgwidden Beach. This holiday home is equipped with 1 bedroom, a... read more
The Net Loft
TR26 1HE, St Ives, 48a Fore Street
The Net Loft is situated in St Ives, 400 metres from Bamaluz Beach, 500 metres from Porthgwidden Beach, and 15 km from St Michael's Mount. The accommodation is 200 metres from the Porthmeor Beach and... read more
£ 130.00View Rates
TR26 3AY, St Ives, Beagletodn Lane.Towednack.
Sweetwater Farm features garden views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in St Ives, 11 km from St Michael's Mount. The daily breakfast offers continental, Full English/Irish or vegetarian options. Guests can also relax... read more
Atlantic Heights Guest House
TR26 1RQ, St Ives, 11 Ocean View Terrace
Located in St Ives and with Tate St Ives reachable within a 3-minute walk, Atlantic Heights Guest House has a garden, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi and a shared lounge. Built in 1960, the property is... read more
TR26 2SF, St Ives, St Ives Road, Carbis Bay
Oystercatcher is a bed and breakfast situated in Carbis Bay, 1.2 miles from St Ives. It is a 10-minute walk to the sandy Carbis Bay beach. The property enjoys sea-views of St Ives Bay. Each... read more
TR26 3HX, St Ives,
Happys is set in St Ives, 28 km from Minack Theatre, 38 km from Lizard Lighthouse & Heritage Centre, as well as 45 km from Newquay Train Station. Located 10 km from St Michael's Mount,... read more
No 12 Furze Croft
TR20 8BB, St Ives, 12 Furze Croft
Featuring free WiFi and free private parking, No 12 Furze Croft offers accommodation in Nancledra, 3.1 miles from St Ives. The double room contains a flat-screen TV and a seating area. Guests will find a... read more
£ 70.00View Rates
Book early to avoid disappointment
This is an expensive area to find accommodation in and this problem is exacerbated around New Year and Christmas time. The problem is increased by the fact that no one wants to stay in a caravan or chalet at this time of year. The main problem is a guest will need to stay for more than a week, arrive Christmas Eve (or just before) and depart New Years Day.
This kind of accommodation for such a popular area fill up very quickly. In theory certain days may be better for making your reservations such as Black Friday or Cyber Monday but again, it may be better to go for convenience; just look for spaces and go for them.
Sadly, there seems not much impetus for Cornish hoteliers to put their prices down. There is too much demand for very little supply. Having said that there is usually no harm in looking on our website, you will definitely will find a bargain for a short Xmas break or for New Years eve.
A popular town
Although people usually come to St Ives for the sun and the beaches the area is still popular out of season, as you might guess from the information in this article. Many people actually prefer Cornwall off season as it is not filled to overflow with crowds and the scenery can be appreciated more. You certainly can’t visit Cornwall without visiting St Ives, so it best to make some time in your stay to do so.
It can be tricky to locate a bed and breakfast which will put people up for long periods. The solution can be simply be reducing your stay-just for 2023 Christmas and Boxing Day. Not only is it less expensive all in, you are more likely to find a cheaper rate. The same thing applies if chose to only stay at St Ives for New Year’s Eve (NYE) and New Year’s Day 2024. One solution to the lack of accommodation may be staying in another part of Cornwall where there is accommodation (such as Penzance, but even then there seems a shortage of b&bs). So book early to avoid disappointment.
Perfect for the family or larger groups are St Ives’ fully furnished apartments. These apts can be rent for 1 night, the weekend, a short break, or longer. A popular area is staying at the harbour, the Wharf.
Interesting things to do
Should you get to St Ives for a short break you will find a number of Christmas markets-including a farming market-as well as craft workshops to enjoy. There is access to live music throughout December. An especially interesting thing are the ghost story nights.
Celebrations : Several streets of St. Ives are closed for traffic from 6pm. Festivities are held at New Year Eve all over St Ives, mainly around the harbour. Many bars, pubs, restaurants, clubs and hotels hold their own party and firework display as well. When staying in accommodation on the Wharf, you will have a fantastic view of the spectacular firework display.
It’s the country’s third largest fancy dress party after London and Edinburgh Hogmaney in Scotland. Many people all dressed up in costumes hitting the streets to celebrate the new year.
The main fireworks display is held at the harbourfront over Smeatons pier and the beaches of St Ives.
Christmas Events : X-mas events include various craft and food fairs, the arrival of Santa in the harbour and turning on of the town lights, a Christmas shop window competition, Santa railway train rides on the St Ives Link.
Within easy driving distance is the lovely seaside town of Newquay and Falmouth on the South coast of Cornwall UK.