If you can, sit on the right hand side of the train when you get on at St Erth. The views out across the sea are fantastic!
St Ives is one of the most picturesque towns in Cornwall.
Set in breathtaking coastal scenery there’s always lots to do. Sunbathing, surfing, shopping, sampling some of the excellent restaurants – you decide!
Carbis Bay has a fantastic golden sandy beach which alone is a great reason to visit.
There is also a network of footpaths and access to the South West Coast Path, so it’s great for walkers as well as sun seekers.
St Erth station is at the start of the St Ives Bay Line as well as being on the mainline. The station has a lovely station buffet to enjoy whilst you wait for the train.
St Erth station has its own car park. Another option is to head to the dedicated Park & Ride at Lelant Saltings (less than a mile away) and begin your trip on the St Ives Bay Line there instead.
Discover some great places to eat and drink along the line with the Rail Ale Trail.
Pubs with beamed ceilings, flagstone floors and a few locals with a story or two, there’s plenty to enjoy.
St Ives has four top quality beaches to explore – read more about each of them.
Artistic connections in St Ives date back to Victorian times when artists were attracted to the town for its special light. Explore the many artist’s studios scattered through the town (please note that Tate St Ives is closed until 31 March 2017 – although the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden remains open daily).
A two-week annual festival full of great music, exhibitions, walks, talks, comedy, theatre, plays and poetry. There are over 300 events at this year’s festival.