St Ives, Carbis Bay and the surrounding area is world famous for its unspoilt natural beauty. We know it’s what brings visitors back year after year. Protecting Cornwall’s stunning landscapes and being more environmentally conscious is close to our hearts – as a lover of Cornwall we know you feel the same!
So, we’ve put together this handy guide to travelling more sustainably to your holiday destination in St. Ives, and around the local area once you arrive. If you have any questions about travelling by public transport to St Ives, or charging an electric vehicle, just give our friendly team a call.
Train and Bus Links
We all want to cut back on our car use and the brilliant thing about St. Ives is that there’s very little need for a vehicle in the town. There are excellent public transport connections across the area including bus links and the famous St Ives railway branch line. However, if you are keen to explore further afield during your break in the region and require a car to do so, there are a number of car rental options – just ask our team if you need help.
The train journey into St Ives is widely considered to be one of the most scenic in Britain. Enjoy the sweeping coastline with the glistening golden sands of Hayle Towans and Carbis Bay from your window just minutes before arriving in front of St Ives’ own Porthminster Beach.
A fun and scenic way to explore our patch of West Cornwall is by hiring an e-bike. St Ives Bike Hire has both regular and electric bikes available to hire, and a great collection of recommended circular roots departing from town.
Head out west into the spectacular landscape of the West Penwith moorland – don’t forget to pack a picnic of local goodies from The Allotment Deli! Another option is to cycle inland from Carbis Bay, where you’ll find Splattenridden Farm Shop full of fresh local produce.
Charging Ports for Electric Vehicles
If you’re visiting one of our properties in an electric car, it’s worth planning ahead so that you know where your nearest charging point is.
There are a number of public charging points within St. Ives and the local area, however each of these differ depending on the provider. The majority operate on a pay as you go basis and charging times will vary depending on whether they are slow, fast or superfast chargers.
Check out Zap Map for a list of public electric charge points in West Cornwall.
Corva Farmhouse or Old Court House are just a couple of our properties with ample private on-site parking. It’s worth investigating St. Ives car parks if you are planning to drive into the town and reading our guide to parking in town.
Visiting St Ives with a dog? Read our guide to dog-friendly stays on the Cornish coast.