Downalong - St Ives - Cornwall

Local Area Information

Our nearest pub is The Sloop Inn – an ancient pub humming with the history of sailors and fishermen.
There are plenty of local shops including Boots and The Co-Op for groceries. And we’d suggest you try local independent bakeries such as St Ives Bakery (Fore Street) for delicious meringues and freshly baked Cornish Pasties. Just watch out for the seagulls who might try and steal your goodies!

St Ives is a food lovers delight. If you time it right you can watch the fishermen bringing in their catch and then buy it fresh from the harbour wall, or direct from the fisherman’s doorway, in the next street to the cottage. On the doorstep you’ll find a wonderful pizza restaurant, serving stone baked slices of deliciousness and homemade lasagne. Or get some freshly caught fish cooked to perfection at the any of the fish restaurants. Start your day with a silky latte and watch the world go by at Porthmeor café. And if you fancy something special it’s worth the short drive to The Halsetown Inn. During peak weeks we recommend that you pick where you want to eat and book in advance.

You’ll find beaches galore in the local area – on the other side of Bethesda Hill is a fabulous surfing beach and there are plenty of dog walking coves nearby.  You can surf, kayak or try coasteering at Porthmeor Beach. 

If you want to paddle board, hire a speedboat or take a boat tour there are several operators in the Harbour.

A short stroll to the trainstation will enable you to catch the uphill train to Carbis Bay, then enjoy the stroll (downhill) back to St Ives with some breathtaking views. For those who can walk further, there is a rugged coastal path which leads to The Tinners Arms in Zennor - time it right and you can enjoy a well earned lunch and catch the bus home.