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Hotel Overview

At a glance

  • 85 bedrooms
  • Impressive views over Porthminster Beach
  • Close to town and harbour
  • Comfortable bar and lounge areas
  • Superior Room upgrades available
  • Live entertainment
  • Free Wifi in public lounges
  • 24-hour reception
  • Check in 3pm
  • Check out 10am
  • Private parking - booking advised

The St Ives Bay Hotel is the perfect base for exploring the picturesque seaside town of St Ives with its quaint harbour and award-winning Blue Flag beach. Set on the edge of the beach, guests can relax in the spacious open plan lounges and enjoy stunning views across the golden sands to the translucent waters of the Celtic Sea. This glittering backdrop, framed by waving palm trees, has a tropical feel that’s characteristic of St Ives, which benefits from one of the mildest climates in the UK.

The hotel is host to 85 well-appointed bedrooms with a choice of room upgrades that include extra comforts and sensational sea views. Throughout the summer, the hotel’s Courtyard terrace is buzzing with conversation, laughter and light, as the hotel’s vocalists, comedians and entertainers take you late into the evening.

The Bay Hotel is located close to St Ives’ town and harbour, with plenty for guests to see and do in the vicinity. The narrow cobbled streets, plethora of independent shops and soft sands of the picture postcard beach can occupy hours of your time, with a host of delis, ice cream parlours, tea rooms, traditional fudge shops along the way to keep you refreshed.

With its eclectic mix of art galleries, festivals, shows and museums, St Ives enjoys a rich culture and undeniable natural beauty. Famed as a haven for Modernism and something of a modernist mecca, you’ll find an impressive number of galleries dotted through the town, with the Tate St Ives, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Bernard Leach Pottery & Museum attracting the crowds.


Great offers available at this hotel

Room Types

The hotel has 85 rooms split across three room types, offering different levels of facility. All rooms feature a comfy bed, television, en suite and tea and coffee making facilities as standard, with additional amenities in higher graded rooms, please click the individual room types below for more information. A number of rooms have step free access and a number are adapted for guests with disabilities, please ask about this when booking.


Standard Room


Standard Plus Room


Superior Room

Location & Useful Information


Bay St Ives Bay Hotel,

The Terrace

St Ives

TR26 2BP


01736 795 106

Important Information

Directions: From the A30 – At the Hayle roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A3074, towards St Ives. At the second roundabout take the 3rd exit to continue on the A3074 for around 3.5 miles and the St Ives Bay Hotel will be on your left, opposite the train station.

There is a small private car park to the rear of the St Ives Bay Hotel which can be reserved for £6.00 per day. Advanced booking is strongly recommended. Alternatively, there are also public car parks nearby, charges apply.

Local Attractions

Tate St Ives

As the epicentre of British modernism, St Ives is home to a number of well-known galleries. Tate St Ives draws the biggest crowd with an impressive collection of British modern and contemporary art dating from 1500 to the present day. The gallery also displays international modern and contemporary artworks and regularly hosts workshops, films, talks and other fascinating events. 

Barbara Hepworth Museum

Famed as one of greatest British sculptors of the 20th century, Barbara Hepworth fashioned a secluded garden in which to place her sculptures. This hidden oasis is home to more than 30 sculptures, alongside the artist’s drawings, paintings and archive material.

Bernard Leach Pottery and Museum

Widely considered to be the birthplace of British studio pottery, the site incorporates a museum, galleries and exhibitions that showcase the work, influences and life of Bernard Leach. 

Godrevy Lighthouse

The lighthouse sits off the coast of St Ives Bay and a stroll along the dreamy sands of Porthminster Beach provide a good view of the structure, which inspired Virginia Woolf’s novel 'To the Lighthouse'. For a closer look, take a boat trip out towards the island and enjoy impressive views of Porthminster, Lelant and Hayle beaches and Carbis Bay.

Seal Island

Take a boat trip to Seal Island, three and a half miles west of St Ives, and meet the colony of Grey Atlantic Seals. The seals are accustomed to the visitors who have visited their waters since the 1930s, and these friendly creatures will often swim up to the boat to greet you. 

Paradise Park

Paradise Park is just a short drive from St Ives in Hayle and is home to more than 140 species of bird, with over 650 birds in total. There are daily events all year round, which typically include Penguin and Otter feeding. Lunches and drinks are available at the Otter Pool Café.

Polgoon Vineyard and Cider Orchard

A family run vineyard and orchard, Polgoon produces artisan Cornish cider, wine and juices, and visitors can enjoy tours that include tastings and a light lunch made with local produce. 

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