St Ives is a seaside town in Cornwall. It is a popular destination for tourists and is said to have a Mediterranean feel, with holiday makers likening it to holidays abroad.
Historically St Ives thrived on its fishing industry, but as this declines it area was more popular for its holiday resorts and fantastic beaches.
Driving through St Ives is restricted for much of the summer months meaning you can only enter at certain times. The streets are very narrow and parking is limited but you can chose to jump abroad the park and ride where you can park your car all day for £10.50 for a car of up to 4 people.
Being located in the south east of England, the weather is often quite nice compared to the rest of the UK as St Ives is closer to the equator but having said that it is still in Britain so there really is no guarantee with the weather.