Whether you are looking for a gift for a friend or relative, a souvenir of your visit, or simply to treat yourself, the towns and villages of West Cornwall offer shoppers a delightful mix of galleries and craft shops, fashion and textiles, designers, jewellery, antiques, and farm fresh produce.
In the narrow cobbled streets of St Ives radiating from the harbour are the studios and galleries of artists and designers inspired by the colours and light of this part of the world. Here you can find your own unique reminder of the essence of Cornwall.
Penzance is a major market town serving the surrounding towns and villages, and the rural area comprising the Lands End peninsula. The recent opening of the Wharfside Shopping Centre has extended the facilities in the town and a wide range of shops are available in this charming maritime environment.
Hayle, which was formerly the industrial heart of Cornwall, is now a popular town with holiday makers and locals alike. The magnificent beaches make the town a magnet for surfers and there are a variety of shops offering equipment, wet-suits and designer clothing.
Keen gardeners who have been inspired by the gardens of West Cornwall can visit a range of nurseries for friendly advice to help choose exotic plants to take home for their own gardens.
Farm shops, bakeries and fresh fish suppliers are just a few examples of outlets for local produce which can be found throughout West Cornwall. A guide for where to find, buy, or eat locally produced food and drink is available from Tourist Information Centres.
Made in Cornwall, Cornwall County Council’s Approved Origin Scheme, continues to go from strength to strength. From its inception in 1991 it has grown to a membership of almost 1000.
Members include arts, crafts, food, drink, manufacture, IT and many more – in fact anyone producing in Cornwall is eligible for membership if they can meet the stringent criteria laid down by the Trading Standards department as a way to ensure the provenance of the finished product.
For any further information about the scheme please contact: