Christmas is one of the most magical times of the year to stay in St Ives. Whether you’re planning a festive escape with the whole family or a romantic getaway with someone special there’s nowhere better than Cornwall to enjoy a cosy Christmas escape. Here are some of our favourite things about spending Christmas on the Cornish coast.
Crisp morning walks
St Ives is well known for its beautiful surroundings and there are plenty of places that you can enjoy a picturesque saunter on a sunny Christmas morning.
Tregenna recommends: On Boxing Day, join the hoards of brave swimmers who take a dip in the sea to raise money for charity.
Spectacular festive displays
Each year since 1963, Mousehole Harbour has been the go-to destination for a truly magical spectacle of festive illusions. This year the switch-on will take place on Saturday 14th December, and you’ll be able to see the lights right through til’ 4th January.
The beauty of Cornwall during winter is truly unique. The county’s long sandy beaches and charming little coves provide endless photo opportunities, and the snaps are guaranteed to leave your Instagram followers green with envy.
Tregenna recommends: As you’d expect, the beaches are a lot quieter in the winter. Both the Blue Flag Award-winning Porthmeor Beach and Harbour Beach are popular spots for photographers.
Offering a treasure trove of handmade goods, Christmas markets are the perfect place to pick up last-minute gifts for your loved ones. Plus, there are usually plenty of opportunities to enjoy a sip of mulled wine as you get into the seasonal spirit.
If you simply fancy snuggling up and spending Christmas morning unwrapping presents with your loved ones, then you can do exactly that. Come lunchtime, you can rest assured that a delicious feast with all your favourite trimmings awaits before you join us for our annual golf competition.
Make our castle your home this Christmas
What could it be better than a magical two or three-night Christmas getaway in a seaside Castle? We promise plenty of festive treats for you and the family, including a delicious three-course dinner on Christmas Eve, a scrumptious lunch on Christmas day, our annual golf competition and, for those who have room, a tasty two-course buffet dinner.
If you have any questions about our seasonal dining or fabulous party nights, simply fill in this form and a member of our team will be in touch with you soon. You can also explore our hotel rooms and self-catered accommodation and start planning your Christmas getaway to St Ives.