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Easter Break in St Ives

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We are a groups of four friends (two couples) who are planning to be in St Ives for 3 nights during the Easter break.

We have finally booked our apartment:

We will be taking the early morning train from London to St Ives and plan to use the public transport there.

I would really appreciate help with the itinerary, bus routes/ timings and a few restaurant suggestions.

We do not want to rush from one place to another. We would like to do at least one/ couple of great walks. Spend a day on the beach/ St Ives and catch a play at Minack Theatre. We are fairly active and wouldn't mind walking 5-6 hours in a day.

This is what we have planned...however are completely open to suggestions:

6th April: Reach St Ives in the afternoon (1:45). Take the train from St Ives to Lelant Saltings. Should we take the train one way and walk back the other. Is the walk worth doing?

We read somewhere that the walk from St Ives to Carbis Bay is also quite nice...we could do that as well. We would then like to explore the town a bit...and just have some cream tea.

Could you please suggest some good places for tea/ coffee and also a good place for dinner. We wouldn't want to spend more than 30 pounds/ couple...without drinks. Three of us are vegetarians.

7th April: We were thinking of walking from Senen to Land's end...spend a bit of time there...then go to Mousehole...

Or we could do the walk between Land's end to Porthocurno ...and catch a play at 8:00 in the night.

I am a little confused about the would it work best? Where should we go from St Ives...and where do we start the walk. We need to be at Minack theatre by 7:00pm. Would we get a bus/ train to St Ives after the show?

Then there is the Lizard peninsula with beautiful villages like Mullion, Coverack and Cadgwith, plus Lizard Point itself...can we do all this is one day or are we trying to cram too much in here. That is what we feel...but don't know how to work it out.

Should we instead do something on the very first day? We would be well we plan to sleep on the train (by and large).

8th April: Be in St Ives...on the beach...walking around...

9th April: St Thomas the visit to the castle a does look lovely. We plan to leave around 3-4 from St Ives for London...we have an open ticket.

Please help us in getting some order to this itinerary...also please do suggest good and inexpensive places for breakfast/ lunch /dinner. We would mind spending a bit more for a couple of special meals. We have the link to the bus timings etc. However if you could please suggest where to go first and how to get there...then we can figure out the exact timings.

This forum has always been immensely helpful for us...I am sure we would get some great ideas again.

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