Useful information for a summer in St Ives

Conor Fletcher

With things a little different in St Ives this summer it's worthwhile getting used to the new procedures that are operating throughout the town, with different opening hours and some days where you might find a particular shop or restaurant isn't open it's worthwhile having a guide to help plan your time in St Ives.

Throughout the day there is a traffic restriction along the Wharf, which means that between 11.00 and 16.00 every day no cars can drive through the harbour unless for emergencies.


Whether it's a home-made meal to enjoy in one of our luxury self catering apartments in St Ives or a spot of retail therapy you're after here's what's happening in a selection of shops throughout the town.

Boots Chemist - Open throughout the day between 9.00 and 17.30 closed between 12.30 - 13.30

The Post Office - Open throughout the day between 10.00 and 15.00

St Ives Farmer's Market - Can use their website for online orders for delivery.

Allotment Deli - Open throughout the day between 9.00 and 15.00

John's Wine Store - Open from Tuesdays to Saturday between 11.00 and 16.00 (only accepting card payments)

Restaurants and Take Aways

Talay Thai - Open 17.00 and 21.00 Monday to Sunday, Collections at the door, call 01736 795157 for orders.

St Ives Pizza Company - Deliveries 17.00 to 21.00 contactless delivery and card payment only, 01736 794030

The Harbour St Ives - Open Monday to Sunday 12.00 to 20.30, orders over the phone 01736 797661

The Yellow Canary - Open Monday to Saturday 9.00 to 16.00, takeaway coffees and cakes.

Blas Burgerworks - Open Thursday to Sunday 17.00 to 20.30, card payments only.

Porthmeor Beach Cafe - Open Monday to Sunday 12.00 to 19.00, reservations can be made over the phone in advance to book a table on 01736 793366

If you haven't secured your week in St Ives this summer then why not take a look at our last minute availability page or call a member of the team on 01736 799175 to see if you can book a stay on the Cornish coast this summer.