It’s true that the Cornish Art movement started in St Ives, which explains why so many visitors to this famous seaside resort spend so many hours milling about the many art galleries to be found scattered amongst its well-heeled streets. Not just popular with lovers of art, the foodie set also adore St Ives with its smorgasbord of traditional and fine dining restaurants tempting a range of pallets; then of course there are the pristine beaches adorning the shoreline, in fact some of the best you’ll find in Cornwall. To really experience the magic of this seaside enclave, we recommend renting one of the beach cottages in St Ives listed below, placing you at the heart of the action, just a short walk to shops, bars, beaches and the many galleries. Securing a cottage on the beachfront with sea views will mean booking well in advance, so browse our selection below and make an enquiry direct with the owner or agent today. You’ll be glad you did.