Michael White extolls the virtues of St Ives in the Guardian today. It has been voted best seaside town by a Guardian panel.
I am delighted that Michael White kept his sense of balance and mentioned the seagulls, which are an essential element in any objective analysis of St Ives:
In truth, the bigger danger is dive-bombing seagulls who snatch a child's pasty - but only once. Being mugged by a seagull is a childhood rite of passage on holiday in St Ives, but the judges, thankfully, did not hold that against it.