St.Ives, the new Caribbean?

July 03rd, 2015

The beautiful sandy beaches and pure blue water of St.Ives, Cornwall, is making some children believe they are in the Caribbean!

A study conducted by Travelodge quizzed 2000 British children between the ages of 8-15, while the majority loved a holiday to the beach, very few actually knew the locations of the UK’s coastal gems.

60% of British children did not know St.Ives was in Cornwall, with the study showing that 20% thought it was in the Caribbean.

Shakila Ahmed from Travelodge mentioned the following: “This research highlights that children are struggling to grasp the basic geography of Britain”.

Another interesting point which came from the research conducted is that going on holiday to the seaside is back in fashion, with over 53% of families wanting to go.

With St.Ives being compared to the Caribbean, it shows Cornwall is a great place to come on holiday and enjoy the same glorious views but a lot closer to home. The Valley’s Cornwall cottage holidays is situated in the perfect position to explore Cornwall, and it’s only a 35 minute drive to St.Ives.