Stocking up with the essentials

7th June 2021

Need to go food shopping in St Ives? If you’re away for more than a couple of nights, you’ll probably need to stock up your caravan cupboards or cool box at some point.


Our campsite shop has a good choice of essentials – and some gorgeous Cornish treats – but if you need to do a “big shop”, you may need to find a supermarket.

Supermarkets near St Ives

There’s a good choice of supermarkets near Polmanter. These five are the closest. Please note: Sainsbury’s (Penzance) is the only one with a petrol station.

Tesco, Carbis Bay

Our nearest supermarket is Tesco, situated between Carbis Bay and St Ives. (2.7 miles)

Usually open 8am-8pm Mon-Sat and 10am-4pm on Sunday.

Postcode: TR26 2PN

View route map: Polmanter to Tesco via Laity Lane

View route map: Polmanter to Tesco (avoiding country lane)

ASDA, Hayle

Usually open 7am-11pm Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm Sunday (5.4 miles).

Postcode: TR27 4EP

View route map: Polmanter to ASDA, Hayle

Lidl, Hayle

Usually open 8am-10pm Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm Sunday (8.4 miles).

Postcode: TR27 5PN

View route map: Polmanter to Lidl, Hayle

Marks and Spencer
Marks and Spencer, Hayle

Usually open 8am-8pm Mon-Sat, 10.30am-4.30pm Sunday (8.4 miles).

Postcode: TR27 5LX

View route map: Polmanter to Marks & Spencer, Hayle

Sainsbury's, Penzance

Usually open 7am-11pm Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm Sunday (9.5 miles).

Postcode: TR18 3AP

View route map: Polmanter to Sainsbury’s Penzance

Co-operative, St Ives

The the Co-Op is the closest convenience shop to Polmanter. (1.4 miles)

Usually open 7am-11pm 7 days a week.

Postcode: TR26 1DB

View route map: Polmanter to the Co-Op

If you’re looking for a mini market, there are two further Co-ops in the town centre and Osborne’s grocery shop is near the cinema.

Supermarket deliveries to Polmanter

You’re welcome to have your shopping delivered to Polmanter: Tesco, Sainsbury’s ASDA and Waitrose all deliver to St Ives.

Please arrange to meet your driver at the early arrivals’ field, as we can’t allow delivery trucks onto the site.

Our postcode for deliveries is TR26 3LX.

St Ives Farm Shops
Splattenridden Veg Box

This new farm shop has replaced the previous stall-with-honesty-box. It’s located on the “Coach Road” near Lelant. The Veg Box sells produce from Splattenridden Farm as well as meat, fish, dairy, veg and fruit from other producers. You can also pick up Trink milk, locally made chocolate and St Ives Bakery bread and pastries.

Locate the veg box at TR27 6LH. Open 9:00 – 17:30 (10:00 – 16:00 Sundays)

Car park, accepts credit and debit cards, COVID-safe procedures.

Trevaskis Farm Shop

The largest farm shop in the area, Trevaskis Farm also has a restaurant and popular pick-your-own fruit fields. The butcher and fish counters are perfect if you’re planning a BBQ, and there’s a great choice of the farm’s own fruit and veg. There’s also a deli, a good wine selection and plenty of lovely, holiday treats.

Find the farm at TR27 5JQ. Open 8am-8pm, every day.

Large free car park, accepts credit and debit cards, COVID-safe procedures.Box of vegetables sold from St Ives farm shops

Farmers’ Market
Trink Dairy Farmers’ Market

Why not visit a Farmers’ Market on a farm?!?

Trink Dairy host theirs every Wednesday, May-September, from 10am – 1pm. The local produce and products for sale cover you for everything you could need for breakfast, lunch and tea – including their own double award winning milk.

The postcode is TR26 3JG.

Large free car park and inside if wet!

Please check their Facebook page for the latest information and weekly stall holders.

St Ives Farmers’ Market

If your stay includes a Thursday morning, pop down to the weekly farmers’ market for the best of our local produce. St Ives Farmers’ Market runs from 09:30 until 14:00, in the Guildhall in Street-an-Pol.

The postcode is TR26 2DS – but don’t even think about driving to the market… Park in one of the town’s car parks or use Polmanter’s shuttle service.

Please check the website for the current COVID-safe measures.


Trink Dairy milk

Independent food shops in St Ives

One of the loveliest ways to shop in St Ives is simply to start at one end of town and work your way down to the other, calling in the many lovely independent shops on your way.

For delis, there’s The Cornish Deli on Chapel Street and the Allotment Deli on Fore Street. Pick up your local wine, beer or cider at Johns’, The Liquor Seller on Fore Street, and chocolate from I Should Coco on Tregenna Place. For ice cream, there’s a new Moomaid of Zennor parlour and shop open in St Ives on St Andrew’s street.…


We hope this has helped to keep you well stocked up on delicious food and goodies! If you want to know anything else about food shopping in St Ives, please talk to the team at Reception.