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If you are visiting us for the first time you can use our postcode TR26 2EB to find us via sat nav, please note we have no onsite parking, however, there are plenty of options to explore.

St Ives in the summer months can be a nightmare for traffic and parking. We recommend you leave your car at the park and ride in Lelant, take a ten minute, scenic, old fashioned train ride on this beautiful stretch of coastline to St Ives and walk a couple of minutes down to the Beach and Café.

Nearest Car Park: St Ives Railway Station is a two minute walk (very busy from July – September).

By Train: Paddington London (First Great Western) to Penzance, Glasgow (Virgin) to Penzance, alight at St Erth for St Ives.

By plane: To Newquay, taxi from Newquay, call Ace Cars on 01736 797799.

Coastal Strolls

If you're joining us on a beautiful day, we recommend parking closer to the town of St Ives and taking a leisurely coastal stroll to the Café, below are some suggestions.

The Sloop Car park – a 12 minute walk: Situated behind the oldest pub in St Ives, The Sloop Inn (built in 1312) you will find a small car park. This walk takes you on a tour of the town, either follow the coast the whole way by taking the harbour front route or alternatively walk through Fore Street for a spot of pre-dinner shopping. Follow Wharf Road along the harbour front, and if you have time pop into our sister restaurant Porthminster Kitchen for a pre-dinner cocktail. From St Ives harbour front, head towards the lifeboat house, to Lambeth Walk and through the Warren. Porthminster Beach emerges on the other side and Porthminster Café is the white building on the far side of the beach.

The Island Car park – a 19 minute walk: Starting at the Island car park walk along the coast past our sister restaurant Porthgwidden Beach Cafe, following the coast across to the St Ives Museum. Continue along this road until you reach Smeaton’s Pier, follow the road along the harbour front, head towards the lifeboat house, to Lambeth Walk and through the Warren. Porthminster Beach emerges on the other side and Porthminster Café is the white building on the far side of the beach.