A belated reply to an old post, I know. St Ives has many fine pasty shops, and you can get boat trips around the coast to see seals. And it has the Tate gallery too. So I suspect you did get it on a bad day!View attachment 189715Down at the Seaside - St Ives, Cornwall, UK - UK2016-108 by Andrew Priest, on Flickr
Having been told numerous times you must visit St Ives, we did. It was clearly a tourist mecca which offered nothing of note but tourists. I would say it was least interesting aspect of our visit to Cornwall. Maybe we just jagged on it a bad day.