Atlanta Breeze - Luxury Holiday Cottage in St Ives Cornwall, Cornwall Self Catering Holiday Cottages, Luxury Self Catering Accommodation in Cornwall
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St Ives in Cornwall

Atlanta Breeze holiday cottage is located directly on the South West Coast Path in St Ives, Cornwall...

For the serious walker, it is a 630 mile walking route hugging the coast from Minehead in North Devon to Poole in Dorset. For the rest of us, Atlanta Breeze is situated less than a ten minute walk along the Coast Path to the two blue flag beaches of Porthminster Beach and Carbis Bay. Here, guests can enjoy amazing tranquility, and yet be within easy reach of all the amenities that St Ives has to offer.

Looking over St Ives, Cornwall
Hain Walk, St Ives, Cornwall
St Ives, Cornwall
Beach in St Ives, Cornwall
Walking on the Beach
Summer in St Ives

St Ives is truly a special place. Whatever the season, whatever the weather, it is impossible to tire of the beautiful, changing scenery, and the amazing light that has drawn artists to the town for generations. As a result, there are art galleries galore, ranging from the world famous Tate Gallery, to small galleries selling local artists' work. In many, you will find the artists working in their studios, and if you fancy trying your hand, there is the St Ives School of Painting, where you can take short courses with a variety of different materials.

The town of St Ives itself has maintained its own unique character, with its maze of narrow cobbled streets offering a wide selection of quaint shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Although the holiday cottage has everything you will need for a self-catering holiday in Cornwall, the town is blessed with a fantastic selection of eating places if you prefer others do the work. Although we haven’t tried them all (more’s the pity!) we will be happy to give you our personal recommendations.

St Ives boasts four superb beaches - Porthminster beach, Porthmeor beach, Harbour beach and Porthgwidden beach. Porthminster is sheltered from the prevailing winds and is a perfect white sand beach for the family, with safe bathing from the gently shelving sands. Porthmeor is the famous Atlantic Ocean surfing beach and attracts the younger visitors looking for the waves (with surf school if you fancy a try). The sandy beach in the working harbour faces South and catches all the sun - sunbathing in March is not unusual! Porthgwidden is a smaller cove, nestling beneath 'the Island' and sheltered by steep rocks on both sides. Everyone will find their favourite.

looking over st ives cornwall

Further afield, Cornwall offers a huge variety of places to visit (we have listed a small selection on the right). In our welcome booklet we provide a pack of attraction leaflets for all visitors to take away, a Cornwall Life magazine with details of all the local events, and a selection of our personal favourite places to visit, with some useful tips to help you get the most out of your visit.

Although we are still relatively new to the area and in many ways still feel like visitors ourselves, every day we are grateful to be able to enjoy this unique part of the country.

Just some of the great places to visit and things to do in the area...

  • Beaches - Porthminster, Carbis Bay, Porthmeor, Harbour, Porthgwidden, Gwithian Towans, Hayle, Porth Kidney Sands
  • Walking - Guided Tours of St Ives, beautiful walks to Lelant and Zennor along the Coast Path directly from the holiday cottage
  • Gardens & Houses - Trengwainton, Trelissick, Trebah, Glendurgan, Trerice, Lanhydrock, Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Family Attractions - Eden Project, Lands End, Paradise Park, National Seal Sanctuary, National Maritime Museum, Minack Theatre, Flambards, Crealy Family Park, Geevor Tin Mine, Tintagel Castle, Pendennis Castle, Boat Trips, Telegraph Museum
  • Sports - Surfing, Bodyboarding, Golf, Pitch & Putt, Putting, Go-Karting, Horse-riding, Kite-surfing
  • Art & Culture - Tate St Ives, Bernard Leach Pottery, Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives School of Painting, Penlee Gallery, Newlyn Gallery
  • Towns & Villages - Truro, Falmouth & St Mawes, Newquay, Padstow & Rock, Penzance, Mousehole, Fowey, Mevagissey
  • Restaurants & Bars - Seafood, Tapas, Italian, Indian, Chinese, Mexican

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