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

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. In addition, you can use the park-and-ride from St Erth railway station.

By Train

If you are travelling by train, take one of the regular mainline services to Penzance and depart one stop earlier at St. Erth station, and from there a frequent local service runs along the 3 mile branchline to St. Ives. Click here for St Erth station train timetable.

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.

We care about our environment 

St Ives Food & Drink Festival is committed to our town and our beach site and we seek to manage and mitigate the negative impacts on our environment. We commit to ensuring recycling provision across the site, reducing plastic usage as much as possible, developing sustainable travel options, collaborating with like minded people and suppliers, and working with Cornish suppliers, businesses and producers. We seek to maximise the opportunities to create positive impact in the town and for our communities including involvement from local food & drink producers and suppliers, partnerships with local chefs and restaurants, promotion of the town as a whole, skills development opportunities for young people and performance opportunities for community groups.