For such a small town St Ives has a huge range of shops to choose from. As well as some big brands, there are lots of independent shops too. These tend to be tucked away, so do explore as they are worth seeking out.
1. Fore Street
Fore Street is the main shopping street in St Ives. There is a wonderful mix of shops, from delis, bakeries, independent shops and bigger brands, such as Seasalt and Fat Face.
Some Of The Shops On Fore Street
Gullz R Loud
The Wharf Post Office
The Shell Shop
The Craft Tree
St Ives Co (who also have a shop on Wharf Road)
Atlantic Shore Knitwear
The Painted Bird
The St Ives Bookseller
Wind an Sea
St Ives Leather Craft
2. Market Place
I love the shops on Market Place and High Street. They are so vibrant & unique. The building used to be the local court house and jail!
Some Of The Shops In Market Place
Jo Downs Glass
Blue Bramble Gallery
3. High Street
The High Street in St Ives is really coming back to life. More interesting shops and cafes are springing up, making it more of a place to stop.
Some Of The Shops On The High Street
Off The Beaten Track
Boots (the chemist)
Tiki Surf (this has taken over the old Edinburgh Wool Mill shop)
4. St Andrew's St
St Andrew's St is a great place to wander down and shop. To get there you turn right at the parish church and walk down the little road. There are some lovely shops to discover - my kids LOVE EmGems and often spend their pocket money in there.
Some Of The Shops On St Andrews St
The Corner Shop (formerly Fabulous)
Moomaids - they have a shop inside as well as selling ice cream.
Turn up onto Street-an-Pol where you will find the amazing Makers bakery - I bet you can't resist their cakes! Also in The Guildhall on a Thursday is the St Ives Farmers' Market.
5. Royal Square
Royal Square is often overlooked as it is often so busy with traffic and buses. However, there are some great shops here, notably Colensos which is a brilliant hardware shop.
Some Of The Shops In Royal Square
The Floral Shop
St Ives Library shop - they sell all sorts of lovely things INCLUDING our game, The Great St Ives Pasty Dash!
6. The Drill Hall
The Drill Hall is located just off Royal Square and is a great place to shop. They have lots of independent shops, including a superb toy shop, chocolate shop and Art Cafe.
Some Of The Shops In The Drill Hall
Cornwalls Chocolate Cove
Bits and Bobs
Space Oddities record store
and the lovely Cafe Art.
7. Chapel Street
Chapel Street in St Ives often gets overlooked as it is a little dominated by the 3 Ferrets pub and the takeaways. However, it does have some lovely shops there too.
Some Of The Shops On Chapel Street
Attic Cellar Emporium
The Metta Centre
R & J (which is on the corner)
Turn left at the end of Chapel Street up onto Bedford Road. There are a couple of little shops there too, worth a browse.
8. Tregenna Place and Tregenna Hill
Walk up Tregenna and you will find a lovely array of independent shops. From chocolate shops to bookshops, sweet shops and barbers. There is also the very useful Osbornes.
Some Of The Shops On Tregenna
Lilac and Lime
Stories By The Sea
Harvey Brothers Butchers
I Should Coco
Sea St Ives Gift Shop
Carry on walking up Tregenna Hill and you will reach a parade of shops along the top which are blossoming into life.
9. Court Arcade
Court Arcade on Wharf Road is a lovely little shopping arcade.
Some Of The Shops In Court Arcade
10. Wharf Road
Some Of The Shops On Wharf Road
St Ives Gifts and Goodies
St Ives Co
Cornish Soap Box
Fat Willys (who hasn't bought a sweatshirt?)
Fishermans Co-op (on The Wharf)
Turn left up past The Sloop Inn on Fish Street and you will find more lovely shops there that are really worth visiting.
11. The Sloop Studios
The Sloop Studios are tucked away behind the Sloop Inn and Car Park. There are lots of studios inside where artists and makers work and sell directly to the public.
Some Of The Shops In The Sloop Studios
Pick Pretty Paints
12. Cyril Noall Square
Cyril Noall Square is a beautiful little square just off Fore Street. It is tiny but crammed with some gorgeous shops, makers and a little cafe too.
Some Of The Shops In Cyril Noall Square
St Ives Glass Studio
Rocks N Stuff
There is also the more gorgeous pink tea shop there called Courtyard Tea Rooms.