For those of you who love to shop and take home souvenirs of your stay, St Ives is a delightful experience. The main shopping area is centred on the Fore Street, Tregenna Place and High Street area of the town. Here you can find the usual well-known brands alongside designer clothes boutiques selling all of the latest fashions.
St Ives has been a premier surf centre for decades and there are numerous surf shops selling everything from boards to all of the accessories required for this extremely popular sport.
St Ives is full of character with many independent shops where you can browse to your hearts content. As a much loved, popular destination many of the shops in the town centre are open Monday to Sunday depending upon the season.
Famous for its artists you will find many galleries that sell all types of arts and craft. Artists can be seen at work in their studios and there are many unique and individual jewellery shops if you want to splash out on that special gift.
As for your food shopping you will find smaller supermarkets and stores in the town, whilst there is a large out of town supermarket situated in the Carbis Bay area.
When visiting St Ives, make sure to make time to visit the wide range of independent shops and galleries throughout the town. Remember too to explore further than just the harbour and Fore Street area. Heading out of the town are are range of pet shops, DIY and camping shops, fruit and veg, a clockmakers and many others.