St Ives Parking
Information about Parking in St Ives
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St Ives is a picturesque seaside town in Cornwall that is a popular holiday spot. With a range of restaurants, bars and cafes to suit every taste and plenty of spots to take in the views, there’s something for everyone in St Ives.
Surfing at Porthmeor beach is a popular pastime, and there are plenty of walks that take in the blue seas and golden sands along the coast. Sea kayaking and fishing are other popular hobbies for holidaymakers, as is watching the seals that inhabit this part of the coast.
Accommodation in this harbour town ranges from boutique guest houses for romantic getaways, to classic and classy hotels or hostels and holiday parks for the more budget-conscious. Camping is also an option, and with a landscape as beautiful as St Ives it’s as good an option as any.
Many of the accommodation options in St Ives are centrally located, so walking through the windy streets on your way to dinner at a restaurant won’t take long. As parking is at a premium in this popular holiday town, not all accommodation options have parking available. If parking is available at your accommodation, it may be a reserved space in a council car park.
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St Ives Parking Statistics
4.9 out of 5 stars
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St Ives Accommodation with Parking
Parking in St Ives is limited, so the town operates a park and ride system as well as several short and long term stay car parks.
If you’re looking for accommodation in St Ives with parking available there are several options to suit every budget.
The Badger Inn in Lelant includes on-site parking as well as a restaurant and bar. This historic inn has en-suite accommodation available and well-kept grounds with space to enjoy your meal and a drink outside.
Parking is available for guests at Primrose House which also provides a continental breakfast and free WiFi. Located in Nancledra, St Ives this cute bed and breakfast is a great spot from which to explore the wonders of St Ives.
Located close to the heart of St Ives and with free parking on-site 27 The Terrace offers a buffet breakfast and great views. It is located only 700m from Porthmeor Beach. If beachfront accommodation is what you’re looking for, Cornerways B&B also offers free parking for guests and sits close to the coast in an 1830s fishermen’s quarter.
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It’s easy to see why St Ives is such a popular destination. There are plenty of attractions to choose from - so many you’ll need a few days to really explore them all.
Seal Island is a quick boat trip out from the Lifeboat slipway, and as the name suggests it’s a great way to see some of the Atlantic seals basking in the sunshine. These seals can sometimes be spotted on the island while walking along the coast path.
There are 12 beaches to explore in St Ives, and they vary from golden sands to rocky shores. If you’re not swimming, or maybe the weather is a little too cold, you might want to try searching the rockpools for wildlife. Porthmeor Beach is good for this at low tide, and with a cafe and bakery as well as public toilets nearby.
A newer attraction can be found at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. Located near Penzance, you may need a vehicle to drive here but it is worth the visit. These dramatic gardens house permanent works from renowned artists set into lush landscapes. The cafe offers a variety of food and drink as well as great views.
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The St Ives railway station services the GWR line and is located close to the centre of the town. If you are travelling from Paddington station in London the journey will take around 6 hours.
You can catch the train from Lelant Saltings station into St Ives and enjoy the stunning views on the way. Lelant Saltings station car park is open 24 hours and has 130 spaces available. It costs £2.80 to park here all day.
Long-distance buses are available, and the St Ives’ bus station can be found at the Malakoff.
If you are driving into St Ives and not taking advantage of the park and ride options, you will need to following the M5 until you join the A30. You will pass through Lelant on St Ives Road, which you can follow into the town.
The closest airport is located in Newquay which is around a 50-minute drive to St Ives.
Disabled parking in St Ives
There are disabled parking spaces in public car parks in St Ives. These spaces are not free of charge.
If you hold a blue badge as well as nil and disabled tax discs you are able to park free of charge in council-run car parks in St Ives. You will need to clearly display both your blue badge and tax discs as well as register your vehicle with the Cornwall Council.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to St Ives, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations in St Ives. The closest ones are:
- Tesco Superstore St Ives
- Carbis Bay Hotel
- Boskerris Hotel
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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What is St Ives famous for?
St Ives is known for its stunning beaches and landscape as well as it’s lighthouse.
How many people live in St Ives?
Around 12,000 people live in St Ives.
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Is it possible to book accommodation with parking in St Ives?
Yes, there are a range of options available, such as Primrose House, The Badger Inn and Cornerways B&B
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Latest St Ives parking reviews
Instructions were clear and it was easy to find. Had no problems trying to park and it was a great price.Driver
We use this space every time we visit St Ives. Easily accessible, ideal location. short walk to town but not a problemMichelle
This spot was perfect as we were staying on Draycott Terrace, by Primrose Valley. Although the slope is steep and at first seemed a little daunting, it was in fact ok and there was room to (slowly) reverse in and down. I would certainly recommend using this service as the town is usually very crowded and the problem of finding a space just when you need it is so difficult and can spoil your holiday. We were able to take our car out whenever we wanted without the fear that someone else would jump in the space!Mo
Easy to find and felt comfortable leaving our car there - thank youLewis
A very good place to park. Would definitely use againJessie
Brilliant we will be using again Many thanks xJenny
Great spot! Easy walk to town.Cori
Super clear instructions and very easy to park. Wide/long enough for the largest cars. Very friendly host too who said good bye when we leftDavid