September is a favourite amongst locals and visitors, for many good reasons too. Life quietens down a touch in St Ives and the surrounding areas as the peak season comes to an end. It’s a steady change, yet some brilliant things to do keep the town very much alive.

First and foremost you’ll hear a lot about the St Ives September Festival. Full of music, arts and wonderful pop-up events, it’s a festival you can bob in and out of as you please.

Thankfully there is so much more to September than the festival, so if you can’t make the middle two weeks, fear not. Foodies, artists and surfers will all have their fair share of fun.

What’s more we have some stunning luxury apartments to enjoy in Carbis Bay.

Read on below to find out what’s on in and around St Ives this September… 


What's on in St Ives this September...

  • Artist painting in St Ives

    St Ives September Festival 8th - 22nd September

    Head over to our St Ives September Festival page to find out more. It’s a varied event with something for most tastes! SEE ST IVES SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL

  • Tate St Ives - Photo Credit Tate St Ives

    Tate St Ives

    After its 2017 reopening, the beach side gallery is open all year round showing its permanent collection and also a number of special exhibitions. September will feature both Patrick Heron and Nashashibi/Skaer specials. For more info visit Tate’s website

  • St Ives, Fore Street

    Quieter Streets

    Everywhere is still open but it’s noticeably quiet. For the locals its our favourite time of year, the weather is still good but there’s so much more free time and space to enjoy our little town. We’re happy to share…

  • Guildhall St Ives, craft fair.

    Crafts Fairs The Guildhall

    Through out the month you’ll find craft fairs full of Cornish produced goodies. Items will include jewellery, silver, pottery, art, candles and much much more. Keep an eye out for dates.

  • SUP on Carbis Bay

    Get in the water!

    It’s been warming up all summer so now is the time to get it at it’s peak. Just take a dip or embrace the ocean loving culture of St Ives with our tips on water based activities.

  • Surfing Porthmeor beach, backhand hack.

    Surf's Up

    September swells are on almost all surfers calendars. With long fetch, crispy clean waves and some of the warmest waters of the year, September is THE month for surfing. 


Sunsets, cocktails and culture galore

As the evenings slowly get shorter we know we’re heading towards September. For many it is a month of relaxing on the beach enjoying BBQs, golden sunsets, stunning waves and a quieter more chilled scene than July and August.

The galleries often rehang, ready for a different set of customers. Menu’s will be refreshed in restaurants and shops will be updating their lines ready for the autumn. September is a great time for enjoying Cornwall.