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St Ives is a former fishing village on the north Cornish coast, which has been a popular tourist destination since Victorian times.  It is known for its four beaches - Porthmeor (for surfing), Porthgwidden, Harbour beach and Porthminster - cobbled streets, quaint houses, pavement cafes, pubs, working harbour and well established art scene. The Tate St Ives gallery on the seafront has rotating modern art exhibitions, focusing on British artists. Nearby is the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, situated in the artist’s former studio.

St Ives has been named the best seaside town in the UK, but also the most expensive.  It is extremely attractive, but can get very busy.  The town is named for Sanctus Ya, or St Ia, a female Irish, possibly Byzantine, saint to whom the church is dedicated.

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