ST IVES 1 SEPTEMBER 2016 We are continuing to feature beaches we have named our watches after with this post about St Ives. Regarded as the jewel of Cornwall’s crown and the winner of many national awards; go and see why St Ives attracts so many artists from around the globe who try to capture the beauty of the area. St Ives is (relatively) easy to get to, just 2hrs from Exeter or 3hrs from Bristol driving time, plus there are good rail services from most major cities. By taking the St Ives Branch Line from St Erth Station you’ll travel along the magnificent coastline in just 15minutes. From the minute you arrive in St Ives you can see what attracted the artists, St Ives is full of breathtaking beauty and really is a beautiful seaside town, the beaches are golden and the sea looks like it belongs in the med. There are four fantastic beaches in St Ives, the Porthmeor, Porthgwidden, Harbour Beach and Porthminster which is well known for its fantastic surf. One thing we love about St Ives is the wide array of quaint pavement cafes, oldie worldie pubs and amazing restaurants. The brick and stone look of the buildings along the sea front just adds to the look and feel of this gorgeous seaside town and make sure you take a boat trip and go seal spotting - if you’re lucky enough you will even get dolphins.