Impact on Cornwall

Please note this website is being updated.  For information about the disruption end dates please see the updated Community Impact Timeline.

Cornwall hosting the 2021 G7 Summit will bring an inevitable level of disruption both regionally and locally.

Devon & Cornwall Police are working with Government to minimise the impact on residents, businesses and visitors, as well as access restrictions to local services - particularly around the host venues in Carbis Bay, St Ives and Falmouth.

Specific information relating to disruptions in key locations such as St Ives, Falmouth and Cornwall Airport Newquay will regularly be updated and commonly asked questions can be found in our FAQs.

A community impact timeline showing the end dates of disruptions is available to download.

Please note: This information is subject to change. We recommend checking this page regularly for the latest updates.


The three venues of Carbis Bay Hotel, Tregenna Castle and Falmouth Maritime Museum, identified as hosting the G7 summit, will be closed to members of the public. There will also be an impact on residents living close to Cornwall Airport, Newquay.

Police and Government are also working closely with local partners to reassure residents whose properties may potentially be directly affected due to their proximity to the venues.

Carbis Bay


Fencing will be erected in the run up to the Summit, particularly around the four official venues: Carbis Bay Hotel, Tregenna Castle, Falmouth Maritime Museum and Cornwall Airport Newquay. There will be a significant increase in security and reduction in access around these sites. Further detail can be found on the venue-specific pages of this website - see links in the sidebar to the right.


Local schools will make their own decisions on whether they feel they need to close and deliver education remotely based on the impact of the event in their local area.

Road closures

Security planning is ongoing and specific detail such as the location of cordons/road closures will be shared with residents and businesses in due course. Residents in the area of Tregenna Castle and Carbis Bay can expect disruption during the course of the event weekend.

We are keen to keep roads as open as possible and don't expect roads to be closed for longer than four days - and we will minimise this where possible.  Where routes are required to be closed, diversions will be put in place and a traffic management plan will ensure we're able to manage the demands effectively.  Click on the maps below to see how roads will be affected in your area.

Train lines

We can now confirm that we expect changes to the train service on the St Ives branch line during the period of the event and we are working with partners who are identifying alternative rail replacement services. Any queries relating to train services should be directed to GWR.

Falmouth Town train station will be closed from 10 to 13 June.  Tickets to and from Falmouth Town will be valid for Falmouth Dock.

More information about rail replacements and line closures can be found on Great Western Railway's website -


There will be unavoidable disruption for anyone travelling by bus between 7 and 14 June.  The areas that will be affected most are:

  • St Ives, Carbis Bay and Lelant
  • Falmouth
  • Newquay and Watergate Bay

As many routes are long distance, there will be disruption and changes across the network.  To help plan your journey please visit the First Bus website for the most up-to-date information.


Airspace restrictions

Significant temporary airspace restrictions will be put in place during the preparation and operational phases. These will take place between 7-13 June 2021.


Carbis Bay Beach is a private beach and will be closed to the public during the G7 Summit. Security measures are under constant review, and while there are no planned closures of other local beaches, anybody planning to use any these should anticipate some access routes being restricted to the beaches themselves. Where there is access disruption there will be clear signage offering alternative routes. We’d encourage beachgoers to consider visiting any of the other fantastic beaches up and down the Cornish coast line during the event.

Police officers walking on beach

South West Coast Path

In Carbis Bay, the section of the South West Coast Path which runs through the Carbis Bay Hotel will be closed with a temporary diversion in place.

Bridges over the A30

Bridges over the A30 will remain open. However to ensure public safety, closures may need to be put in place between the 9 and 13 June.


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Please visit our FAQ section should you have any further queries in relation to the Summit.
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