Parking in St Ives and Oates Travel

The town is getting busier and as ever parking can be a problem. The main 1000 space car park up by the Leisure Centre is good. It is the car park which is signposted on most routes.  There are shuttle buses which take you either to Royal Square or the Tate. Walking down is fine but you might want to take the bus back! The evening parking tariff starts at 6pm.

The other good carpark is signposted if you really look out for it. It is the Rugby Club car park. £5 all day (no cut off time) and  there are shuttle buses down to Porthmeor Beach and the Tate. At the moment these run every half hour but in the school holidays they are every 10 mins.

The Shuttle buses from the Rugby club are also useful if you are staying up that way and can’t face the walk back up the hill! Or just have loads to carry after a day on the beach 🙂 (that is me!). There is a regular bus which passes that way too. Check the sign just by the Rugby Club.

There is a car park at the station but it is very hard to get into. Also  car parks above the Tate and adjacent to  Porthmeor  and Porthgwidden Beaches all tend to be filled up very quickly.

The other car park that is sometimes useful is off the Stennack just by the laundrette. It is expensive but if you want to just pop into town early or late you might get a space. The Doctor’s surgery also operates as a car park at weekends and in the evening.

You actually don’t really need a car in St Ives as buses and trains and Oates Travel (really useful for daytrips and so on) take you pretty much whereever you need so you could consider coming by train! If you are booking accommodation and want parking check it out with the accommodation provider.

Good Luck and have a lovely visit!!!!

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