Perched just above the beach, whatever art is inside the glass-fronted Tate St Ives has to compete for attention with the stunning outside view across the Atlantic. Luckily, the permanent collection here is more robust than an XL stick of rock. The Cornish outpost has long been a destination for artists who flock here to take advantage of the unique light. The displays include Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Bernard Leach, Naum Gabo and a very lovely yellow Rothko.
Nearest train station St Ives
While you’re in town For more beautiful natural views with your art, visit the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.