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Things To Do in St Ives

As well as Vertical Descents' top rated adventure activities, St Ives and the surrounding area captures visitors' hearts year on year with its unforgettable scenery, enchanting wildlife and some very famous landmarks and attractions!

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Water Land
 Coasteering Power Kiting
  Surfing  Kite Buggy
 Eco Coasteering

Team Building


The beaches of Cornwall are amazing and have a lot to offer for everyone, whether its to surf or sunbathe there is something for everyone. Big open beaches perfect for beach activities such as Power kiting at Watergate bay. To small secluded coves that are picture perfect havens of paradise. Most beaches have facilities of some sort especially the well kept beach car parks and land of the National Trust.
Dogs are allowed on some beaches but beware of summer restrictions.


The Mining industry in Cornwall is well documented with visitor centre and active mines to look around you can really get into the history of the main industry in cornwall which was Tin mining. Not to mention the massive indutrial Pits for China Clay that form some iconic hills in Cornwall.

St Micheals Mount

An Iconic Landmark in Cornwall. St Micheals Mount in Marazion near Penzance is a must visit of the south west. A small version of Mount St Micheal and looked after by the National Trust you can either wait for the tide to go low and walk across the causeway to the island or you can get a boat. With its amazing gardens and beautiful buildings the views are the Cherry on the top.

Lands End

Lands End to John'o'Goats. Everyone's heard of it but not everyone has been to both, well here is your chance to start the journey by going to Lands End. Its sensational views across the Atlantic are truly amazing. You can even see the scilly Isles


The Sea Fishing in Cornwall is amazing whether your casting off a beach or a cliff or from a boat you will be amazed at the diversity of fish that you can catch. See our Boat trips page to book now

Tate Gallery

The Tate Gallery in St Ives is a must see for any visitor to the area. It offers a variety of Art look at and one of the finest views in the area.

Fishing Boats

Various boat trips run from St Ives Harbour, from Fishing trips to seal watching. Its an amazing stretch of coast to see from boat and well worth the money.