ST IVES

A labyrinth of narrow streets, whitewashed cottages, brightly coloured boats, sandy beaches and light, so bright, piercing and clear that you could be forgiven for thinking you were in a Mediterranean village. It was the light that drew the early artists in the C19 and C20s. The town’s charm remains unaltered by the thousands who flock here. It is a special place, and worth intense exploration around the many side streets. Perhaps, a course in painting will take your fancy. The beaches are almost white, and the sea shimmers in the sunlight. To avoid the manic parking problem, take the train in from Lelant.

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