St Ives is a seaside metropolis, civil parish and port in Cornwall. The city lies north of Penzance and west of Camborne on the coast of the Celtic Sea. In former instances it became commercially depending on fishing. The decline in fishing, however, brought on a shift in commercial emphasis, and the town is now generally a famous beach resort, notably accomplishing the identify of Best UK Seaside Town from the British Travel Awards in both 2010 and 2011. St Ives turned into integrated by means of Royal Charter in 1639. St Ives has become renowned for its iety of artists.
It changed into named quality seaside town of 2007 with the aid of The Guardian newspaper. It must not be careworn with St Ive, a village and civil parish in south-east Cornwall. The foundation of St Ives is attributed in legend to the advent of the Irish saint Ia of Cornwall, inside the 5th century. The parish church bears her name, and St Ives derives from it. The Sloop Inn, which lies on the wharf was a fisherman's pub for plenty centuries and is dated to "circa 1312", making it one of the oldest inns in Cornwall. The metropolis changed into the site of a especially notable atrocity all through the Prayer Book Rebellion of 1549.