Dating st ives

Three and a half miles west of St Ives a colony of up to 40 to 60 Atlantic Grey Seals have found a safe haven on a small island officially named the Carracks but locally known as “Seal Island”.There has been a long history of visitors and locals sailing out from St Ives to “see the seals” dating back as far as the 1930’s.It is just a short walk to the shops, restaurants and famous beaches.Retaining some of its original charm the comfortable accommodation benefits from great views.Why it’s hot There was a time, in the first half of the 20th century, when this fishing port with a thriving arts scene was considered as exciting as New York and more progressive than London.Some say it’s the clear light, turquoise waters and “Cornish palm” trees.Property prices in St Ives are some of the highest in Cornwall, and last year’s stamp duty hike for second homes doesn’t seem to have made a dent.

Its artistic credentials received a boost in 1993 with the opening of Tate St Ives, which will double its exhibition space this year.As you leave the harbour you can turn back to see an incredible view of the town and harbour filled with dozens of boats framed perfectly by the two piers.This former fisherman's cottage, dating back to the 19th century is set over four floors and located in the heart of Downalong.Not only did this increase accessibility to the rest of Cornwall for the town’s residents but the railway quickly enabled St Ives to establish itself as a popular holiday destination by rail – a popularity which continues to this day.In 2007 St Ives was awarded the accolade of “Seaside Town of the Year” as voted for by Guardian readers. Colin, a very competitive player, told us later that he found it difficult to concentrate properly on his game because he found Val so attractive.

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