Getting Here

The St Ives Food and Drink Festival takes place on Porthminster Beach, St Ives.

Please use the map to find our location and details below on how to get here.

By Car

St Ives is situated in West Cornwall just off the A30 trunk road which runs through Cornwall, from Exeter to Penzance.

If travelling on the A30 when you reach the roundabout coming into St Erth take the St Ives signposted A3074 which will take you straight into St Ives through Lelant and Carbis Bay.

Please don’t foget to turn off your SatNav when heading into St Ives. St Ives has eight Cornwall Council public pay and display car parks and all are within a 10 minutes walk to the town centre.

Trenwith, St. Ives, TR26 1DD  – Long stay – 311 spaces (winter)
Park Avenue, St. Ives, TR26 1QE – Long stay – 77 spaces
Station, St. Ives, TR26 2BH – Long stay – 106 spaces
Sloop, St. Ives, TR26 1LT – Short stay – 42 spaces
Island, St. Ives, TR26 1SY – Long stay – 155 spaces
Porthmeor, St. Ives, TR26 1JU – Short stay – 45 spaces
Barnoon, St. Ives, TR26 1JD – Long stay – 154 spaces
Smeaton’s Pier, St. Ives, TR26 1PS – Short stay – 31 spaces
Stennack Car Park, St. Ives, TR26 1QX – Short stay
Stennack Surgery Car Park, St Ives TR1 1RU – Short stay

St Ives School are opening up their car park for parking for the festival via Just Park.
Address: Higher Tregenna, Higher Tregenna Rd, Carbis Bay, Saint Ives TR26 2BB

Park and Ride

Alternatively you can use the Park and Ride facilities at Lelant Saltings Train station. Take the above directions and follow the signs for the Park & Ride just as you get onto the A3074. Click here for Lelant Train stain Car Park website.

By Train

If you are travelling by train, take one of the regular mainline services to/from Penzance and alight at St. Erth station. From there you can catch one of the regular train services to St. Ives. For the latest timetable and ticket information, visit

Great Western Railway operate high speed train services between Penzance and London Paddington, which stop frequently at St Erth Station. This half hourly service enjoys spectacular views along the coast past Hayle Towans and Carbis Bay, often considered one of the most scenic rail journeys in Britain.

If you are looking to drive, avoid the traffic. Park at the St Erth Park and Ride and catch the train into the heart of St Ives. It’s just £4 for an off peak day return from St Erth – St Ives.

Alternatively, First Kernow will be accepting all valid rail tickets on the following services (buses stop outside the station except where mentioned):

    • A17 – Penzance – St Erth – Lelant (village centre) – Carbis Bay (village centre) – St Ives (bus station). To find bus times click here
    • T2 – Truro – Redruth – Camborne (bus station) – Hayle – Lelant (village centre) – Carbis Bay (village centre) – St Ives (bus station).
      To find bus times click here
    • 16/16A – Penzance – St Ives (bus station). To find bus times click here

For more information regarding the St Erth Station Upgrade please visit

By Bus

There are regular bus services from most destinations in West Cornwall to St Ives. Bus services 14, 17, 16 all arrive in St Ives. From Penzance take No. 17, Truro No. 14, Hayle No. 14. Click here for Cornwall Public Transport information.


Dogs are not allowed on the beach, due to the seasonal ban by Cornwall Council. We are not admitting dogs to the festival.

Staying Here

The St Ives Cornwall destination website gives you a window on our location and where you can stay.

Please click on the link to explore your extensive accommodation choices.

Browse our accommodation partners for the perfect stay during your visit at St Ives Food and Drink Festival.