St Ives is one of the most picturesque towns in Cornwall.

Set in breathtaking coastal scenery there’s always lots to do. Sunbathing, surfing, shopping, sampling some of the excellent restaurants – you decide!

  • Beautiful beaches
  • Annual Festival
  • Fabulous food
  • Thriving arts scene

St Ives

Hit the beach
St Ives is blessed with not one but four beaches. Each one offers something different whether you’re a surfer, family or sun worshipper. Read about the beaches.

St Ives is synonymous with the art scene. The town has been attracting artists for decades due to its natural beauty and good climate. Pop your head around the door of the many artist’s studios that are dotted around the town or check out Tate St Ives.

Browse the narrow cobbled streets
There is plenty to keep shopaholics happy in St Ives. Independent shops happily rub shoulders with national chains, cafes and pubs in the back streets behind the harbour. Pop into the Tourist Information Centre to find out what’s on or visit their website

St Ives September Festival
15 days of music, poetry, exhibitions, walks, talks comedy and theatre. The festival website has details of all the confirmed acts.

“St Ives is blessed with not one, but four beautiful beaches”

St Ives Station Information

St Ives is on the St Ives Bay Line. The station is unstaffed, tickets can be bought from the guard on the train.  Step-free access is available throughout the station. Station Road, Trelyan Avenue, St Ives, TR26 2BP

Buying Tickets to St Ives

St Ives Bay Line Ranger Ticket



Travel the line as much as you like for one day. Valid after the morning peak, and anytime weekends or Bank Holidays.

Great fares from further afield




Adult Off-Peak Day Return

Fares explained

55 min

Approximate journey time




Adult Off-Peak Day Return

Fares explained

40 min

Approximate journey time


St Ives Bay Line

More Destinations

  • Carbis Bay

    An award winning blue flag beach which is safe for families, beautiful walks and an RSPB bird sanctuary all make Carbis Bay worth a visit.

  • St Erth Park & Ride

    St Erth is the new Park and Ride station for the St Ives Bay Line.