The Tate St Ives sits overlooking Porthmeor Beach in the old gas works building. It has lots of modern art, holds exhibitions, talks and events. In the school holidays there are art sessions for the children which are brilliant. They also have a lovely cafe and shop.
I will be honest with you, I'm not a modern art fan. Lots of it I simply don't get. So when I first visited the Tate St Ives I didn't like it.
However, after many repeated visits over the last 8 years it is growing on me!
I hope this helps you work out whether the Tate St Ives is worth a visit or not. I'd say, go with an open mind, a bit of information about some of the St Ives artists on display and an idea that not all of the art works will be for you.
Whether you are a dab hand at surfing or you have never tried it before, St Ives is a good place to surf.
Porthmeor Beach is our best surf beach with good waves most of the year round. It does occasionally go as flat as a pancake in the Summertime, but this is fairly unusual. There is usually decent surf, sometimes fantastic surf!
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