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Chilled and relaxing

A lovely location for a day-dream amble. Beautiful sand, light and clear green/blue sea. Stunning... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
gelvisblue
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Skipton, United Kingdom
via mobile
A transformed beach

This used to be the perfect halfway stop on our walks to Porthkidney. Walking down the long... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mou5e
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St Ives, United Kingdom
via mobile
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This picturesque bay, located in St Ives, offers outstanding views and a magnificent sandy beach offering many recreational activities such as swimming, boating, surfing, rock climbing and tennis.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steep hill” (37 reviews)
“st ives” (212 reviews)
“car park” (59 reviews)
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Carbis Bay, St Ives, England
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"steep hill"
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"st ives"
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"car park"
in 59 reviews
"train station"
in 40 reviews
"building work"
in 18 reviews
"coastal path"
in 44 reviews
"limited parking"
in 13 reviews
"golden sands"
in 31 reviews
"water sports"
in 15 reviews
"clear water"
in 16 reviews
"ideal for families"
in 11 reviews
"lovely sand"
in 13 reviews
"toilet facilities"
in 11 reviews
"white sand"
in 10 reviews
"lovely place"
in 15 reviews
"ice cream"
in 33 reviews
"stunning views"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A lovely location for a day-dream amble. Beautiful sand, light and clear green/blue sea. Stunning views.

Thank gelvisblue
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This used to be the perfect halfway stop on our walks to Porthkidney. Walking down the long stretch of unspoilt beach was always a delight. I’m not sure I feel the same now that modern beach houses jostle with each other along the beachfront.

1  Thank mou5e
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing, beautiful beach. Facilities were imaculate. Parking £5 all day at the train station however £3 all day at the beach front, missing out the massive hill. Perfect day out and easily accessible train to St.Ives.

Thank Abbie W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely sandy beach , shame about all the building work going on by the hotel.Never the less a good beach for children.

2  Thank SueHighWycombe
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love this beach and have to visit here every time we come to Cornwall. Lovely sand and azure blue sea..if you’re lucky enough you might see some seals here, as they like to swim near to the swimmers that swim here. Great spot for a...More

Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I am shocked beyond words. Today, after not seeing Carbis Bay for 6 years, we walked the South Coastal footpath from St. Ives to Carbis Bay. The terrible sight that greeted us, as we descended was truly shocking. The beautiful, natural, spectacularly amazing beach, a...More

4  Thank Vicki G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking views across the bay. Pristine sea and perfect sand.... beautifully clean beach. During the summer dogs aren't permitted. There is ongoing construction on a hotel but this doesn't affect the enjoyment of the beach. Also wetsuit hire/surf school is available.

4  Thank butterflylogan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For me the beach is now spoiled by the large construction site in the middle of the beach. Looks like there will be luxury beach cabins and a function center. It's right on the beach and not subtle.

3  Thank webme
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carbis Bay is a beautiful pristine kept beach location. This is mainly because it is part of the Carbis Bay Estate and Hotel. However, there is car parking provision albeit limited for a fee for non- hotel guests. It should be noted that the approach...More

1  Thank thompsonjstjet
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely spot in the winter to walk the dog- very busy with dog walkers. Cafe/ restaurant on beach. * Alot of construction going on as the carbis hotel is adding on new rooms and beach cabins. Summer can get busy and limited parking so can...More

2  Thank smorgs100
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Nearby Attractions
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510nicola
6 May 2018|
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Response from Giovanna R | Reviewed this property |
There were dogs on the beach in March but I'm pretty sure they said that dogs are not allowed on the beach in high season.
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510nicola
6 May 2018|
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Response from Mariewiltshire | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, and they were all happy playing in the water and sand 😀
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510nicola
6 May 2018|
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Response from maggimay75 | Reviewed this property |
Between Sunday the before Easter and 30 Sept dogs are not permitted on the beaches Only on Carbis Bay between 5 and 8 pm for early morning dog walks
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