Many regard St Ives as the 'gem' of Cornwall and the most picturesque of resorts. With its combination of unique and magnificent coastal views to the town's narrow streets, which wind their way between quaint fishermen's cottages, numerous bars, restaurants, cafes, museums, galleries and the Tate. Not many resorts can rival St Ives for both the number and quality of beaches. There are no less than five beautiful golden sandy beaches within easy walking distance of St Ives town centre.


The turquoise waters of St Ives Bay are some of the cleanest in Europe, with the beaches regularly receiving the coveted Blue Flag awards. Also we have such a variety, from family beaches at Porthminster and Porthgwidden with sheltered bathing and rock pools, to the famous Porthmeor surfing beach below us.

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Crest-o-Wave Bed & Breakfast  Beach Road St Ives Cornwall TR26 1JY

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Tel: +44 (0) 1736 795786

Welcome to the Crest-o-Wave Guest House, here in St Ives, Cornwall. Crest-o-Wave is in a quiet location and guests appreciate its peace and tranquillity with the knowledge that the bustling centre of St Ives is only a short walk away.


We are literally two minutes from Porthmeor beach, with the Tate gallery also nearby, the coastal footpath starts directly opposite the house, and a bowling green is also opposite.


Parking can be a problem in St Ives but we have ample parking spaces for our guests, either in front of the house or in a private car park nearby.


We pride ourselves on our friendly, personal service to all our visitors and are always available to give help and assistance. We believe the guesthouse has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, where our visitors are able to relax in comfort."


Breakfast is served between 08:30 and 09:15 am. We serve a full English breakfast as well as a continental alternative should that be requested.


We accept all major cards.

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Travelling by road:

  • Exit the A30 Hayle by-pass at roundabout for St Ives.

  • Immediately at second mini-roundabout turn left following signs for Day visitors for St Ives via Halsetown (B3311).

  • At junction with B3306 proceed towards St Ives for approximately a mile at third mini-roundabout (first two are a double mini-roundabout), turn left onto Bullens Lane.

  • At the T junction turn right and follow road, down the hill, towards the beach and turn left onto Beach Road.

  • Crest-o-Wave is located 200 yards on the left.

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"Some of our rooms have panoramic views over Porthmeor Beach and beyond ..."

The Minack Theatre is an open-air theatre, constructed above a gully with a rocky granite outcrop jutting over the sea.

The theatre is near the village of Porthcurno, four miles from Land's End which is the western most tip of the UK.



G U E S T     H O U S E

Nestled in a huge crater, massive Biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity, with stunning plants, exhibitions & stories serve as a backdrop to the striking contemporary gardens. As well as summer concerts, there are exciting year-round family events.

Striding the causeway, or crossing by boat. Treading medieval pathways or exploring sub-tropical gardens. Climbing to the castle or uncovering stories of the harbour legend.

Admire the views, through time and tide the Mount creates moments to remember.

For our most competitive prices and availability, contact us by clicking on the enquiry bottom to the right, or call us on 01736 795786.


Tel:   +44 (0)1736 795786


Email: [email protected]

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Booking Terms & Conditions...

We only accept a minimum of two nights booking.


DEPOSITS:   A non-refundable deposit, equal to the first night of your stay, will be required for each room booked with payment by card only. If you are booking to arrive on the same day or the next day, full payment for the entire stay will be required at the time of booking. Full payment for the entire stay is required on check-in, payment by cash or card only. No allowance can be made for rooms not occupied for the full period of the booking.


CANCELLATIONS:   If you cancel less than 1 month before arrival, then 50% of the total stay is payable, if you cancel no earlier than 2 weeks before then full payment will still be required. Payment for cancellation will be taken on the day of the cancellation. We recommend that you always take out travel insurance, even when travelling within your home country.


Car parking is free of charge and at your own risk. We cannot be held responsible for any articles left in rooms.


DAMAGES:   Any damages will incur a charge.


Rooms to be vacated by 10.00 a.m. on the day of departure.


We are a non-smoking household and regret that we are unable to cater for children under 6 or pets.


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Here at Crest-o-Wave we have comfortable guest rooms, which include double, twin and single bedrooms (we no longer have any family rooms). All of our rooms are light and bright, with some having panoramic sea views across Porthmeor beach, St Ives Bay and beyond.


All of our rooms are a comfortable size and equipped with a colour television, tea/coffee making facilities and hair dryers for guest use.


We have a large comfortable lounge, were guests can sit and relax or watch colour television in comfort.

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Crest-o-Wave, St Ives

"Located on Beach Road, a quiet cul-de-sac, only a short walk from the centre..."

"Not many resorts can rival St Ives for both the number and quality of beaches..."

"In the Summer take our advice and follow our directions to avoid the traffic..."

"Contact us directly by telephone or email, to get the best deal ..."

"There are many attractions and interesting places to visit, here are just a few..."

The Minnack Theatre

The Eden Project

St Michael's Mount