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The Hidden Kitchen – Japanese Supper Club

The Hidden Kitchen Dinning, The Masonic Lodge, St Andrews lodge, St Ives, TR26 1AH.

Once again we had an enjoyable evening at The Hidden Kitchen, St Ives.  We joined owner James the for their Japanese Supper Club where guest Chef Naoko created an evening of authentic Japanese food, with 5 course’s we got to try some amazing creations. The Hidden Kitchen is a unique space for dinning in.   With a shared table of 16, its an opportunity to meet new people and share the experience of Naoko’s Japanese menu. Full of flavours, fragrant and light to fish inspired dishes and not forgetting her show stopping Wagyu beef that was enjoyed by all!  Its well worth a visit. I myself am looking forward to booking up again to enjoy James menu as I haven’t yet tried his foods but it has been highly recommend!  http://www.hiddenkitchenstives.co.uk http://www.naokoskitchen.uk

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Sports

Water sports 

If you fancy  a bit of water sports, there are a few options depending on your activity. Surfing and body boarding you are best to be on the Porthmeor Beach.  The St Ives Surf School is situated here, you can book lessons here or hire surf boards and suits. There is some of the best expertise in the surf industry at Porthmeor, you can get some real surfing taught to you at its best.

Or head over to Carbis Bay beach where you will find Ocean sports centre,  an excellent water sports centre.  Here you can hire stand up paddle boards, canoes, kayaks, you can even go on a  hawaiian canoe experience, we hired his on my birthday and had a great time, Glyn our skipper  of the hawaiian canoe took us to a secret cove, he is a very experienced water man and we felt really safe in his hands.  They also run a kids club during the summer months. Check out their website for more exciting water sports and all the up to date info.

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Dogs

Dogs, you can’t get enough of them, and dog lovers who can’t bare to leave their beloved pets at home, don’t worry as St.Ives has a number of places accepting dogs.

We always take our dogs out with us as we love enjoying time with them and them enjoying themselves. What we do is we take our dogs down to town and walk them around, find a nice coffee shop or somewhere to have lunch. After that we walk them across the harbour but not in high season months because of jurisdictions.

These are the beach times:

Seasonal dog ban applies: Dogs are banned from the first Sunday before Easter and 30th September on Porthmeor, Porthminster and Porthgwidden. Carbis Bay beach you are allowed between 5am and 8am, still complying with the seasonal dog ban below. You are allowed on the harbour before 8am and after 7pm from the Sunday before Easter until the 30th of September each year.

Main places dogs can go

Firehouse – dogs are allowed downstairs and don’t worry you can still have a meal downstairs.

Superdry – a shop on Fore Street

Walks

One reason why we brought our dogs to Cornwall was the fact we could go walking with them across the luscious landscape of fields and mystery and the salty sea air of beach walking. If your dog loves walking then this is the place for them. Miles of new smells, footpaths and acres of sand for them to enjoy.

In St.Ives there is a restricted ban on certain beaches due to the popularity of it. In the third paragraph if this text. If we can’t walk the dogs in St.Ives in the high season then we head further round the peninsula where dogs are allowed on at least a miles worth of beach all year round. This beach is Portkidney and so happens has coastal walk from St.Ives to get to it. ( If you do not want to lose your parking space, trust me it will go.) It is a lovely coastal walk going to this beach. You pass Porthminster and Carbis bay until you get to Porthkidney. It is an hours walk of shear beauty. To get the walk started you need to be at the place the Lifeboat is kept, and that slipway is the way you want  to go. You follow this all the way up to the Pend Olva hotel. Pass this to go round the back of Porthminster. At this point there should be a kiosk and  a restaurant. There is some steps ton the right just past this. Head up these steps and make sure you always stay heading away from St.Ives. You should make your way to Carbis bay and what you want to do hear is follow the path through the hotel and make your way up the hill. Near to the top of the hill is a left foot path take this route and don’t take any other route and keep following this foot path round. Going round the headland there should be some marsh land path running parallel with the railway track. As soon as you reach to being at the top of the beach, take any path you like to it or make your own.

Another walk which is a hefty one is the Tin  Miners walk. This was traditionally walked by workers heading to and throw from St.Ives and it is a long a coastal path for seven mile. This walk features some of the most iconic Cornish views heading all the way out to Zennor. To get on the footpath you have to head past the beach of Porthmeor a long the top by the road. You should see a bowls club or pitch and put. Here follow this foot path running parallel with them. Should come a rock in The shape of a mans head this what you need to get whilst following the footpath. Follow the rest of the footpath beyond this and if you do you will make it to Zennor. Zennor has a small pub which you can stop at in preparation for the walk home or if not the bus home that goes through Zennor.

 

 

 

 

 

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Things to do in St.Ives

 

Things to do in St.Ives

Beach

One of the most favourite things to do in St.Ives, is go to the beach and set up a camp there all day long until the sun goes down.

All the beaches have a different vibe, (see beach guide) depending what you are planning to do… quite often one beach may be windy where another is the perfect sun trap for those sun seekers!

 

Water sports 

If you fancy a bit of water sports, there are a few options depending on your activity. Surfing and body boarding are based on the Porthmeor Beach.  The St Ives Surf School is situated here, you can book lessons here and hire surf boards and suits.

 

Or head over to Carbis Bay beach where you will find Ocean sports centre, an excellent water sports centre.  Here you can hire stand up paddle boards, canoes, kayaks, you can even go on a Hawaiian canoe experience. We hired the Hawaiian canoe on my birthday and had a great time, Glyn our skipper took us to a secret cove, he is very experienced on the water and felt really safe in his hands.

They also run a kids club during the summer months. Check out their website for more exciting water sports and all the up to date info.

You can book activites online.  http://www.oceansportscentre.co.uk

 

Get the kit- wet suit hire/purchase

There are a few surf shops in St Ives where you can buy of hire wet suits from.

However, we always use Off The Beaten Track, situated on fore street, these guys have always given us a good honest service, they really take time to fit the wet suits properly.

A great shop for hiring or purchasing wetsuits and boards from.

They will always do group or family deal too.

Off the Beaten Track, 2A Fore Street, St.Ives.

 

Boat Trips

On the harbour you will find companies running boat trips out of St Ives. What ever your trip, don’t forget to look out for dolphin pods!

 

Go see the seals 

This boat trip goes round the back of the harbour and passes by the Porthmeor beach, along the rocky Cornish coast line to the home of the Grey Atlantic seals, here they bask in the sunshine on what has been named seal Island!

 

Fishing Trips

As well as the seal trips there are a range of fishing trips, from mackerel fishing to wreck or deep sea fishing, to chartering your own boat.  You will need to book these trips as they are very popular with budding fishers!

 

Self Drive & Rib Rides 

If fishing or seal watching is not your thing how about a driving your own boat or even getting the adrenalin pumping with a rib ride?

 

Boat Companies

http://www.stivesboats.co.uk

http://www.stibesboattrips.co.uk

http://www.stivesboatrides.co.uk

 

Pitch and Put at Porthminster

If you don’t fancy yourself as a beach goer, you can head over to Porthminster beach for some Pitch and Put

 

Shopping

St.Ives is a bustling town in the summertime full of people shopping and browsing the streets in order to find clothes, gifts, arts, crafts and that little holiday souvenir to take back home.

The main shopping street is Fore Street, but the shops bars and cafes are spread out far more than just Fore Street.

What I love about St Ives is there is so much to explore around the cobbled streets and alleys. You will find individual gift shops, galleries, arts and crafts, clothing shops, boutiques, glass shops, antiques and furniture shops.

Not forgeting the all important fudge, confectioners and liquor shops. There is a big Mountain Wearhouse on Fore street that is packed with seasonal clothing, this is really handy if you forgot to pack your raincoats!

Your freshly baked morning bread is produced at various bakers dotted around St.Ives.

You can always find something unique to buy; surfer hoodies are a must, along with some local art or crafts to take home.

 

Art Courses in St. Ives 

At the St.Ives school of painting you will find various short Art courses, including drop in weekly Life drawing sessions. See their website for short courses, weekenders and more.  www.schoolofpainting.co.uk

 

Galleries and Museums

A main attraction to St.Ives is it’s Art culture, that has through History thrived upon the beautiful landscape.

St.Ives has an array of galleries, from The Tate, to the smaller Galleries selling Artists one off pieces.  Artists all conveying their individual perspective of St Ives and how the light and space has inspired  them to create amazing pieces.  Galleries in St Ives offer a range of  Art works with studies beyond St Ives and using a range of media, processes and disciplines.  So if its that after that one of piece or commission you after, you are in the right place.

 

The Tate gallery 

Over looking the famous Porthmeor Surf beach, the Tate Gallery is a must to visit, for exhibitions and events visit their website. http://www.tate.org.uk.

The Tate gallery is an excellent place to get your holidays worth of Art.

There are tours and guides so you can discover the Art movement that started in St.Ives while being a small fishing town.

 

Barbara Hepworth

 A famous sculptour, that moved to St Ives with her young family at the outbreak of war. She lived and worked here for the rest of her life creating beautiful organic inspired pieces. Keep your eyes peeled for them around town!

 

The Barbara Hepworth Museum is in the centre of town, just off Fore street, on Barnoon Hill, St Ives TR26 1AD.

The Sculpture Garden and Museum was her actual studio and home.

It is definitely one of my top things to do in St Ives.

Tickets for the Tate and Hepworth Museum and can be bought together.

 

The history of St.Ives is extremely fascinating. You can visit the St.Ives Museum situated close to the access of Bamaluz beach. Here you will find everything you need to know about a small fishing town to tourist heaven.

 

Leach Gallery

Slightly out of the main hub of town and up by the Fire station, on the Higher Stennack, you will find a the Leach Gallery created by its founder Bernard Leach. Famous for Pottery production, Bernard’s popular designs attracted quite a following.

I have experienced a taster session on pottery making and glazing which was very enjoyable. http://www.leachpottery.com/

 

 

Go Karting

Just out of St. Ives around a 10 minute drive on the edge of Hayle. You will find the Go Karting track. This is the Go Karting track.  It has different Karts depending on age and height, its a fun activity, as a family we love a trip here. http://www.coast2coastkarting.co.uk/

 

Cornwall Gardens

Cornwall hosts a fantastic amount of gardens to visit, all constructed under the precision of great gardeners with real talent. We have visited The Eden project, probably one of the most famous gardens in Cornwall, consisting of tropical and summer flowerings. It is a great day out with plenty to do and enjoy as a family. The Eden project is in St.Austell about a 50 minute drive. For gardens and places of natural interest visit http://www.visitcornwall.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Food and Drink

 

Restaurants

St.Ives has many restaurants, cafes and kiosks, to suit all tastes and food fancies. All the restaurants produce high quality food for you to enjoy after your days activity.

A usual lazy summer day in St Ives would go something like this; a light breakfast and head to beach, soak up the sun and sea all day long, taking a dip in the water, some body boarding if the waves permit and relax. On leaving the beach in the evening we would be packed up like a buckaroo horse, sticky from sun cream, brushed with sand and in need of a good wash. We would head back to our snug cottage, hop in the shower (remembering wash all the sand away from our legs and feet.) Then take stroll down to the Harbour in search of some good food, or a restaurant that we had already booked.

A good piece of advice is to book in Restaurants advance, even before your holiday starts. It gets very busy during high season and most restaurants are fully booked. To avoid disappointment we do recommend booking.

RESTURANTS

Firehouse Bar & Grill                                                            27 Fore Street, ST. Ives TR26 1AB 

Dog friendly downstairs

With a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, The Firehouse serves lunches and evening meals with an all day bar.  Their menu has a range of: chargrilled steaks, pizzas, burgers, chicken and the odd veggie option.

Downstairs you will find a Gin & Cocktail bar, with eating area, upstairs is the main restaurant.

It is located in the heart of Fore Street, the main shopping street, close to the St La church end. http://www.firehousestives.co.uk/

 

SEAFOOD CAFE                                                               45 Fore St, Saint Ives TR26 1HE

The Seafood Cafe is a restaurant towards the middle of Fore Street, accessible from steps that lead up from the harbour or along Fore street.

Serving lunch and evening meals, The Seafood cafe has a large range of fish, from sumptuous St.Ives Bay Mackerel to succulent Ray Wing, however they also serve a selection of Cornish meats and free range poultry.

To order you have to go up to the counter and pick what you would like cooked form the display cabinets, choose your vegetables, salad, potatoes and then your sauce.

Open for lunch and dinner; with a 5.30 sitting for families to have a meal if they have young children, and a later sitting if your not an early bird.http://www.seafoodcafe.co.uk/

 

Porthgwidden Beach Cafe                 Porthgwidden Beach, St. Ives, Saint Ives TR26 1PL

Porthgwidden beach Cafe is a picturesque restaurant located above the Porthgwidden beach. It has a wide selection of fine food to tackle your tasted buds. Breakfast, lunch and dinner all served, on the menu you might find Crab linguine, fish and steaks. The thing about this restaurant that makes the time here all the better, is sitting on a balcony area outside with a structure around you to conceal you from the elements. There are blankets and heaters for chilly evenings. http://porthgwiddencafe.co.uk/

Porthmeor Cafe.                                                     Porthmeor Beach, Saint Ives TR26 1JZ

Porthmeor Cafe serves delicious food with the comfort of watching the waves roll onto the beach. With inside and outside seating it’s a favourite with locals and holiday maker’s alike. Serving a selection of creative tapas dishes, Thai Curry amongst other dishes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner we recommend a visit, just for the amazing views of the Porthmeor beach.  http://www.porthmeor-beach.co.uk

Porthminster Beach Cafe             Porthminster Beach, Carbis Bay, Saint Ives TR26 2EB

Porthminster Beach Cafe is a frim favourite for returning visitors to St Ives.

The restaurant sits almost level with the beach, with the sea in the distance it’s a perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or supper.

The menu is a little bit different- our top dish at Ocean holidays has to be the Monk Fish Curry. You may have seen The Porthminster Café before as it has featured on a few TV programmes and has gained a Michelin star. http://porthminstercafe.co.uk

Porthminster Kitchen                                                         Wharf Rd, Saint Ives TR26 1LG

Situated along the front of the harbour with an elevated position, The Porthminster Kitchen overlooks the harbour bay. “The food combines global flavours using fresh local ingredients and creative cooking.” They also do not cook with dairy or gluten for those worried about dietary needs. http://www.porthminster.kitchen

Blas Burgarworks                                               The Warren, St. Ives, Cornwall TR26 2EA

Blas is a small burger bar on along the Warren, heading towards the Pend Olva hotel, or the Porthminster beach. It’s is a great place to get a burger meal if you are in search of a contender for the best burger in St.Ives. Serving as much local produce as can be sourced, hand made pickles sauces and relish you will find both vegetarian and vegan burgers.  http://blasburgerworks.co.uk/

Cafes

The Digey                                                                        6 The Digey, St Ives Cornwall TR26 1HR

The Digey Food Room, offers breakfast and lunches; vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. You can grab a takeaway or buy from the delicatessen. Servicing freshly cooked food in a calm, modern atmosphere. I had the mushroom quiche on recommendation form a fellow Artist that joined me for lunch, and I have to say it did not disappoint- the best quiche I have ever tasted.http://www.digeyfoodroom.co.uk/

Olives                                                                                             Island Square, St Ives, TR26 1NX 

Olives cafe, situated on Back Road East, next to the Blue Bramble Gallery. It is possible to meander your way up from the harbour to this little friendly cafe, with outside seating during the summer months it’s the perfect setting for an alfresco lunch or afternoon tea. Offering a wide selection of homemade cakes, scones, sandwiches and light lunches. We love their cream teas.

The Cornish Deli                                                                      3 Chapel street, St. Ives TR26 2LR

The Cornish Deli, adjacent from Barclays Bank. Cafe and delicatessen, offering gluten free options and vegetarian friendly. You can sit in for breakfast, lunch or evening meals during the summer months, take away freshly prepared food, or pop in and buy cheeses, cold meats and artisan foods from their cabinet. All food is sourced locally wherever possible and presented beautifully.https://www.cornishdeli.com/

Beach Café

Opposite the harbour slip way, Beach café have a wet fish and seafood counter along with fish and chips and a restaurant upstairs. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. When we have friends visiting us, we always order a tray of Oysters to enjoy on the harbour front, with a breath of sea air to help them slide down!

Silco Searoom                                        1, Wharf House, The Wharf, Saint Ives TR26 1PG

Gluten Free

Home to the ever popular St Ives Gin, Silco gastrobar serves breakfast, lunches, seafood, tapas and great coffee! In the evening be sure to pop along of a cocktail or two. Most things on the menu are available gluten free. With tables and chairs outside, you can have your dog with you. It boasts a harbour front location, looking out towards the Porthminster Beach and Carbis Bay.

Head along the harbour towards Smeatons pier and you will find this SILCO Cafe towards the end of the wharf. http://www.thesearoomstives.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

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St Ives Beach Guide

The beach guide to St.Ives…

The harbour beach is amazing for soaking up the St Ives vibe. Watch the fishing boats returning from their catch and the freedom of the changing skies and tides. Grab a coffee in one of the harbour  front cafes or bars and do some people watching! Sunny corner
or Poets corner famous for the subject of many Art works, located in the corner next to the pier sat above the beach, always reflects the light in the most unusual way.

One of our favourite things to do in spring time, whilst there is still a bite in the air, is to grab a couple of huge blankets, one to lay on the sand, and one to snuggle up in.  Pitch up down on the beach, against the harbour wall looking out over to the old Coast Guard Cottages that nestle into the green headland.  We  watch the children seeking for interesting sea life left behind in the rippled sand pools.

 

 

Porthminster-TR26 2ED-Lifeguard patrol

Over looked by the Harbour Hotel and Pend Olva hotel; which is a good place a cold refreshing drink on a hot day or a hot chocolate on a rainy day. The Porthminster is perfect for small children there’s plenty of room to play around in the sand and it is known for being a much calmer than the Porthmeor beach which is known for its waves.

The toilets are situated towards the path and putting green, behind the beach Café.

The Porthminster beach café restaurant is situated here, serving breakfast, lunch and evening meals, often frequented by Ross Poldark!

From the Harbour head towards the Lifeboat Station, and follow the pathway all the way along the Lambeth walk past the Blas Burger Bar and then the Pend Olva hotel. Through the trees you should be able to see the beach. The path bends round and drops round to the beach. Although 5 minutes out of town its a really nice location.

Harbour

The harbour beach is amazing for soaking up the St Ives vibe. Watch the fishing boats returning from their catch along with the freedom of the changing skies and tides. Grab a coffee in one of the harbour front cafes or bars and do some people watching! Sunny corner
or Poets corner famous for the subject of many Art works, located in the corner next to the pier sat above the beach, always reflects the light in the most unusual way.

One of our favourite things to do in spring time, whilst there is still a bite in the air, is to grab a couple of huge blankets, one to lay on the sand, and one to snuggle in.  Pitch up down on the beach, against the harbour wall looking out over to the old Coast Guard Cottages that nestle into the green headland.  We take a flask of something and watch the children seeking for interesting sea life left behind in the rippled sand pools.

Bamaluz Beach

This is a small beach that sits behind Smeatons Pier, at low tide you can walk around the pier wall from the harbour to reach it, or nip down the old slipway behind the Harbour Masters Office. Alternatively, head towards the St Ives Museum and there are steps that lead directly onto the beach. This is the best access with dogs and they are allowed on this beach all year round, although there is not much beach when it’s tide high.

Porthgwidden Beach

This is my favourite beach for a family days, secluded by rocks, it is a cove that faces East and can tend to find itself as a bit of a sun trap.

The beach has three access points. Anti-clockwise from the Chapel side, there are some steep steps coming down to from the island side, with the green above.

The second is a slipway (the main entrance) which is a steep hill, but no steps. Accessible for wheelchairs or prams. The third is from a private a car park way in which is followed round from Bamaluz beach (all year round dog beach) with only sea and rocks in between.

There is a beach cafe for takeaways, and a small terrace with benches. You can purchase ice creams, cold beers and drinks, sandwiches, chips and snacks.

The Pothgwidden beach Cafe restaurant sits above the beach cafe kiosk. Breakfast, Lunch and evening meals are all served here.

Beach huts can be rented out from the beach cafe. Great if you are staying at the top of town and don’t fancy lugging your beach kit back and forth every day.

At the top of the slipway there are public toilets.

Porthmeor-TR26 1JZ- Lifeguard patrol

Porthmeor beach also known as the surf beach, is the biggest and the best of what St.Ives holds for water sport fun. Waves have racked up to be 10ft and above, but that’s only on good days usually surf varies from 3ft to 6ft meaning that passion of surfing and body boarding can be thoroughly fulfilled. Evenings are even better on he Porthmeor beach, relax and enjoy and fish n chip supper or a barbecue as you will experience one of the best sunsets that Europe has to offer.

Porthmeor beach is the home to St Ives surfing school for children and adults, which you can book. They also offer wetsuit, surfboard and body board hire.

You will also find the Porthmeor beach café here, serving breakfast, lunch, tapas & evening meals. They have outside ‘seating pods’ perfect for watching the sun go down over Mans Head with a chilled glass of wine accompanied by some seafood, be sure to book your pod in advance as they are in high demand!

During the summer season on the West side of the beach, known Porthmeor West a Bar and pizza restaurant that opens, their sourdough pizza are scrumptious.

 

There are three access points Porthmeor beach, a slipway close to the Island, on the Porthmeor road, this closest assess if you are crossing over from the Porthgwidden beach. The middle access is just by the Porthmeor beach café, you will find steps down onto the beach and find yourself near the middle. About 50 metres further on you, opposite the Tate Gallery will come to a slipway that takes you down onto the West side of Porthmeor beach and the St Ives surf school.

Carbis Bay-TR26 2NW-Lifeguard patrol

Carbis Bay is around a 40 minute walk from St.Ives along the coastal path, or you can take the St Ives Road, although this is less picturesque.

Buses and trains also go to Carbis Bay, the train will take you nearest to the beach. Carbis Bay beach has perfect view back to of St.Ives and is another calm sunny beach.

There is a beach café and toilet facilities. Access to this beach is from the main car parking area, you parking spaces are limited and charges can fluctuate up to £10 in high season.

The Carbis Bay hotel looks overlooks this stunning beach.

  PorthKidney-TR26 3DY- Lifeguard patrol

Porthkidney is past the headland of Carbis Bay and is a huge expansive beach with amazing natural sand dunes behind it. Dogs are allowed on this beach all year round. Hayle is n the opposite, across the estuary.

Dogs will love the beach especially the natural forming pools that they can splash about in.

Porthkidney has access routes on coastal paths from St Ives through the dunes a walk there. You can access the main footpath through the golf course, the path starts from the Lelant church.

There is a lifeguard at this beach because of its tidal river and its fast moving tides between Hayle’s beach. The times of the Lifeguard is: RNLI lifeguard Summer cover daily during July and August.

Dogs & Beaches

Seasonal dog ban applies: Dogs are banned from the first Sunday before Easter and 30th September on Porthminster , Porthgwidden, and Porthmeor. Bamaluz beach dogs are permitted to go on all year round. On the Carbis Bay beach, dogs are permitted between 5am and 8am, still complying with the seasonal dog ban below.

You are allowed on the Harbour before 8am and after 7pm from the Sunday before Easter until the 30th of September each year.

Lifeguards

Please note Lifeguards are seasonal on beaches in cornwall. Please check www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk/lifeguards

SEA GULLS

Can’t stress enough how vicious these creatures can be for some lunch or dinner! And please don’t feed them as it motivates them more to steel food from you.

TOP TIP- Never walk away from the ice cream kiosk carrying ice creams freely, keep them shrouded and eat them against a wall or under a brolly!  Watch out for them circling above and calling their pals along to attack you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New holiday letting company comes to St Ives

Ocean Companies Ltd.

Ocean Holidays Cornwall comes to St Ives. Ocean Holidays plugs a hole in the market for holiday lettings. A small yet knowledgeable and friendly, family run business sets to offer a flexible, reliable and honest service.

Ocean Holidays also has it’s own property maintenance team that can take care of properties along-side any building works.

The small family team aims to have a limited amount of properties on their books ensuring the highest standard of customer service.

Cove Chocolate

Cove Cornwall Chocolate company is a delicious, healthy, organic chocolate. It is handmade with interesting flavours. No sugar, and suitable for vegans. Having first handedly tried this chocolate myself I can say the chocolate blends are intriguing and I have never tasted anything quite like it before. The spice combinations are quite unique with many different flavours to try.

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St Ives January

Yes, it rained a lot this week!   But I’ve still managed to have a few low tide beach walks.  I am never disappointed  when I am on the beach, what ever the weather.  Heres some beach photos at the beginning of the week.