The Western Hotel, St Ives
The Western Hotel, St Ives

Beach Activities

St Ives Surf School

St Ives Surf School - Surf Lessons

St Ives Surf School have friendly and experienced staff that offer a variety of surfing courses; for beginners, improvers and advanced surfers. They also offer good discounts for large groups and families. Equipment is provided with every lesson free of charge. They provide secure onsite changing facilities, male and female toilets and a shower.

All single lessons are £30 per person except for private lessons, which are £60 per person

1 Lesson: £30
3 Lessons: £75
5 Lessons: £100
Bookings of 4 people+: £25 per person

Further discount is available for large groups!


Visit there website or call 01736 793938 to book!

St Ives Surf School - SUP (Stand up paddle-board) Safari

St Ives Surf School now provide stand up paddle-boarding and kayak courses here in St Ives on Porthminster beach.
Stand up paddleboard or SUP, as it is known is the fastest growing watersports in the world. As well as being fantastic fun SUP is a great way to explore the breath-taking views of the St Ives bay from the water.
St Ives Surf School also offer sea kayaking. Whether you hire or take one of their guided tours, sea kayaking is great way to explore the beautiful Cornish coastline and take in all the joys that the ocean has to offer! They have both twin and single kayaks available for you to choose from.

Trips to Seal Island

Seal Island, (Western Carracks), lies 3½ miles (6km) to the West of St Ives, along the rocky Cornish coastline. This rocky outcrop, near Zennor, is home to a colony of Grey Atlantic Seals, where they feel safe, protected from predators and the forces of the Atlantic Ocean.

The trip to Seal Island, aboard Dolly P, lasts around one hour and is suitable for all ages.

Departures are from St Ives Harbour.

Phone 0777 300 8000 to book

Adult: £10

Child: £8

Self Drive Motor Boats & Rib Rides

Fast Rib Rides

It is Available for private charters on request and we also offer discount for group bookings, call Laura on 07786782352 for more information and bookings

  • Life jackets included for all ages/sizes
  • Weather macs available on the day if needed
  • Fully licensed, insured and inspected by mecal
  • Dolphins, seals and basking sharks regularly sighted


White Star Boats

From outside the St Ives Lifeboat Station on Wharf Road, quarter, half and full hour hire to go out beyond the harbour and into the bay.

07752 835758

Mercury Boat Hire

Based on the Harbour Beach, opposite The Sloop, self drive motorboats to hire.

07710 596849

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Our Address

The Western Hotel,

Gabriel Street,

St Ives,


TR26 2LU

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