Situated at the end of Backroad East, Black Moon sits right on Bamaluz Beach within the vibrant artist’s district of St Ives and a stone’s throw from ‘The Island’, a beautiful spit of land on the northern side of the town. Within a 5 minute walk of the property you can find at least a dozen top quality restaurants, art galleries, craft shops and some of the UKs best beaches, including both Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches. St Ives itself has no fewer than 5 fantastic beaches which for a town that you can walk across in less than 20 minutes is something in itself. All beaches boast pale sand, turquoise water and some of the best surf around ensuring that St Ives is consistently considered one of the most beautiful (and in the winter fabulously raw) destinations in the UK.
St Ives sits on the North West coast of Cornwall and boasts one of the warmest climates in the UK thanks to the Atlantic Gulf Stream. Originally a fishing village, St Ives has become famous in more recent times as a haven for artists attracted to the area by the incredible light and rugged coastal landscape. St Ives subsequently flourished, becoming a cultural hotspot that is today awash with boutique galleries, local art studios and several internationally renowned institutions, including the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Tate St Ives, which is one of only four branches of the Tate Gallery. As you’d imagine with a town popular with artists, St Ives also has a reputation for top-notch food offering everything from delicious home-made meals to award-winning fine dining and everything in between. A casual stroll around town reveals a multitude of local restaurants, harbour side cafés, cosy pubs and stylish bars. St Ives also boasts one of the oldest Inns in Cornwall, The Sloop Inn being dated circa 1312.
For those of you keen to get out and explore more of the surrounding countryside, the local area has some great walking and hiking trails that range both in difficulty and length.
Things to do
- Explore the multitudes of excellent art galleries
- Have a relaxing day in the sun on one of the 5 excellent beaches
- Explore picturesque Carbis Bay
- Tour the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden at the Tate St Ives - Enjoy spectacular views on the St Ives Bay Line as it sweeps along the coast past the golden sands of Hayle Towans and Carbis Bay before arriving in St Erth. Make sure you get a seat on the left hand side to get the best view!
- Learn to surf or stand-up paddle board with St Ives Surf School! They also offer kayak tours and coasteering for the adventurous!
- Take a St Ives Boat Trip to see the seal colony and dolphins!
- Join acclaimed storyteller, Shanty Baba, as he lights his hurricane lantern, to show you "the darker side of St Ives" on a Lantern Ghost Story Walk or Pirate Walk
- Take a thrilling trip around St Ives Bay on a powerful Rigid Inflatable Boat
- Join Bluefin Charters for Sharking, Wrecking, Tope Hounds & Huss, Rays, Turbot & Brill, Bass, Cod, Pollock, Haddock, mixed species
- If your feeling like a hit of adrenaline, JB Adventures offer plenty of fantastic outdoor activities including: kite buggying, power kiting, quad biking and segway tours
The South West Coast Path is 630 miles long starting at Minehead in Somerset and running along the coastline of Exmoor, continuing along the coast of North Devon into Cornwall. It follows the entire coastline of Cornwall, goes across the mouth of the River Tamar and continues into Devon. After running along the south coast of Devon it then follows the Dorset coastline before finally ending at Poole Harbour. You can plan your journey along the incredible South West Coast Path at https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/
- Lelant Station to St Ives: A one-way walk to St Ives along the beaches from Lelant including the vast expanse of Porthkidney Sands, Carbis Bay and Porthminster Beach, returning on the coastal railway
- Zennor to Gurnard's Head: A circular walk from Zennor along the coast via the sea-smoothed granite boulders at Porthmeor Cove to the site of an Iron Age fort on Gurnard's Head, returning from the Gurnard's Head pub on the ancient Churchway to Zennor
|Nearest Train Station
The Mermaid Seafood & Fish Restaurant
(1 min walk)
The Balcony Bar & Kitchen
(3 min walk)
(2 min walk)
West Cornwall Golf Club
The co-operative food
Fore Street, St Ives
(3 min walk)