St Ives and Carbis Bay

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

The G7 Summit will bring unavoidable disruptions to the St Ives area. Measures are being put in place to ensure the safety and security of the event for both residents and the delegates.

Alongside our partners, we will endeavour to ensure that disruption to local communities is minimised as far as possible.

To keep residents safe, the following security measures will be put in place:


  • In the St Ives and Carbis Bay area the A3074 (St Ives Road) will be closed to all traffic from 9am on Thursday 10 June until 11.59pm on Sunday 13 June.
  • There will be overnight closures on the A3074 road - just the section by Tregenna Castle as shown on the map - from 7pm on Monday 7 June to 7am on Tuesday 8 June, and from 7pm on Tuesday 8 June to 7am on Wednesday 9 June. This closure will be between the entrance to the Tregenna Castle Hotel and Atlantic Studios. Residents of Carbis Bay will still be able to access their properties. Access to St Ives will be via the Coach Road diversion route.
  • Please note that in Carbis Bay, E5 area of the St Ives map, there may be extra security measures/temporary closures from 10 to 13 June.


  • Bus services through Carbis Bay and St Ives will follow the usual routes and timetables from 7 to 9 June, although delays are expected. 
  • From 10 to 13 June a number of amendments and cancellations will apply to bus services.  Local buses will not be running while the A3074 road closure is in place.  Services will be available from the St Erth Interchange and St Ives, running along the Coach Road.


The St Ives Bay Line will be closed from 0001 Monday 7 June to 1200 Monday 14 June with a rail replacement bus service in operation and journey times will be extended.

St Erth to St Ives direct - Monday 7 June to 1200 Monday 14 June:  

  • Rail replacement buses will operate approximately every 30 minutes between St Erth and St Ives
  • The rail replacement service will operate from Trenwith Car Park in St Ives, instead of the Railway Station.  A shuttle bus service will be in operation between Trenwith Car Park, Royal Square and St Ives Bus Station
  • The coach road route will be used throughout, and journey times will be longer than normal

St Erth to Carbis Bay - Monday 7 June to Wednesday 9 June, and again Monday 14 June until 1200 only:

  • Rail replacement buses will operate approximately every 30 minutes between St Erth and Carbis Bay
  • The rail replacement service will operate from bus stops along the A3074 instead of the stations:
    • Lelant Saltings – Woodlands bus stops (one service per day)
    • Lelant – Village Hall bus stops (hourly service)
    • Carbis Bay – Longstone Cross bus stops 
  • Journey times will be longer than normal
  • Customers travelling from Carbis Bay to St Ives should use the local bus services T2 or 17 from stops on the A3074

St Erth to Carbis Bay Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 June:

  • No rail or replacement bus services will operate

Passengers are advised to check journey plans online at for latest information and be prepared to travel earlier to maintain connections with mainline services at St Erth.


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. Further footpath and bridleway closures will also be in place in the St Ives area under Section 14(2) and Section 22(C) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (RTRA 1984).


  • Access along the coast towards Carbis Bay will be restricted
  • An application is being sought to extend the St Ives Harbour limits. A notice to mariners will be published in due course detailing directions for maritime users within the bay.
  • Possible maritime restrictions from 7 to 13 June.  Information will be confirmed as soon as possible.


Residents, businesses and access to restricted areas

  • ​Security barriers and fencing will be installed from the 4 June and there will be some initial short-term disruption, but full closure is not planned until 9am on 10 June. The Old Coach Road via Halsetown will be used to provide access to St Ives and delays are expected.
  • Some restricted areas in St Ives will require residents and business workers to provide two forms of current identification linked to their home or business address in order to gain access in vehicles to those homes or businesses. These might be a council tax bill, utility bill, bank statement (dated within last three months) or driving licence.
  • Any delivery driver or service provider seeking entry to restricted areas will need to provide proof of manifest/order confirmation to the address that they are seeking to access along with their personal company ID. The same principle in terms of suitable documentation and ID will need to be presented by any care workers or similar (e.g. charity volunteers who are providing support to residents within the community).
  • Pedestrian access will be restricted in areas of the immediate vicinity of key areas and people will be subject to security checks. Only residents will be allowed access to these areas.
  • Please note that in Carbis Bay, E5 area of the St Ives map, there may be extra security measures/temporary closures from 10 to 13 June.

Local area

  • In St Ives local amenities will largely remain open, and all beaches other than Carbis Bay will be accessible. 
  • St Ives town centre and harbour will be open.


  • Some local schools have made provision to return to online learning for pupils during the Summit. School representatives will contact parents/guardians directly if there are any changes.
  • Schools outside the restricted areas may be affected by local travel disruptions.
  • Please check directly with the school for any updated arrangements.

Essential services/care workers

  • Residents who receive essential council services or help and support from volunteers will continue to receive these services. Appropriate ID will need to be provided by those needing access to the addresses of people living in restricted areas.

Emergency services

  • Emergency services are working to ensure normal service will be provided.

Further information

For further information, please take a look at the St Ives Information Leaflet here or in the sidebar to the right.

Please revisit this page regularly to check for updates. We are engaging with those most affected face-to-face, but ask you to help us share this information with those you may know who aren’t online.

Further information about the Summit can be found on our FAQs page.

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