With the sun rolling high in the sapphire sky, we popped down to St. Ives to enjoy the perfect weather.
Yes, there was a Lion King quote in there somewhere.
I think the last time I’d been to St. Ives was nearly 5 years ago for a school art trip to the Tate gallery. I’ve been wanting to revisit for ages, and the Easter bank holiday seemed like the ideal time to go before the tourists come down for Summer.
I hadn’t anticipated that the Easter bank holiday would in fact be one of the busiest times of the year, with many families enjoying a week long holiday in Cornwall to celebrate.
It was therefore bustling around the town and harbour areas, and there were plenty of people enjoying the beautiful calm waters of the weekend. I quickly regretted not bringing a bikini, or at least some form of summery clothing; the sea was so inviting!
We walked through the quieter, cobbled backstreets of the iconic Cornish town to Porthmeor beach by the Tate Gallery. I have never been to this beach before, and have only ever glimpsed it from the windows of the Tate, but I wish I’d have known it was so perfect!
This is now one of my top 5 beaches in Cornwall. You cannot beat these gorgeous white sands!
After exploring the town some more, we decided to stop for some late lunch/early dinner (Linner? Dunch?). I’d heard good things about the Hub in St. Ives, so we headed there and managed to get a balcony seat!
This was our view while we ate. It felt amazing being able to watch the tide come in and turn the beach into a harbour again.
I ordered the Boston Roll (‘slow smoked pulled pork, apple slaw, salad, mayo, BBQ sauce, with slaw, pickles & handcut fries’) and the homemade lemonade. Let me tell you now that pulled pork and homemade lemonade are both my favourite things ever, so this meal was off to a great start!
The food arrived and I was certainly not disappointed. There was probably enough pork in my roll to feed a family of four, and even though every mouthful felt like heaven, I failed to finish it all, and I didn’t get very far on the chips either. Shame on me.
But look at the size of it!
Also, let’s just take a moment to appreciate their ‘apple slaw’. It may be one of the best things I’ve ever tasted, and I don’t even like coleslaw normally! All I’m saying is, if you’re a huge pulled pork fan like I am, you can’t miss out on this beast.
PS. It’s infinitely better than the pulled pork burger from Wetherspoon.
Our afternoon in St. Ives was a success, and I definitely felt like I’d given my eyes and belly a true feast. It was tough walking back up the ridiculously steep hill to the car, but it was worth it to see that incredible view again.