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Stunning beach

This beach is simply Stunning, clear blue waters, lovely sandy beach with wet suit, sup boards and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
louise d
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golden sand and turquoise seas a delightful beach

near st ives and sharing the same clear skies and wonderful sandy beach which glows warmly even in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Carbis Bay, St Ives, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is simply Stunning, clear blue waters, lovely sandy beach with wet suit, sup boards and kayak hire available. You can buy refreshments and also amazing hand made pizzas too . There are toilets and limited parking ( was £5 in sept) right next...More

Thank louise d
Reviewed 1 week ago

near st ives and sharing the same clear skies and wonderful sandy beach which glows warmly even in the rain Clean and wonderful for swimming

Thank janeccornwall
Reviewed 1 week ago

Golden sands with afresh-water stream which makes it ideal for dams and sandcastles. There is a large tidal range so watch you don't get caught out by the rising tide at the western end.

Thank Basil W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clear water, clean beach and great facilities! Spent a week in Carbis Bay on holiday and had a lovely time chilling out at the beach. The water was so clear that I saw tiny fish and even a small crab crawling across the seabed. The...More

Thank Ella B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we stayed in The Gannet Hotel we didn't have to pay the £10 parking fee - so bonus then when we went into the beach it was absolutely beautiful a secluded cove with toilet facilities and hire facilities for water experiences like the stand...More

Thank SportyLady1953
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were holidaying in Carbis Bay as a family (2 adults and 2 children, aged 11 and 1) and went to Carbis Bay Beach a few times during the holiday. The water was crystal clear and beach shallow shelving with no surf, so ideal for...More

Thank Russell S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely long sandy beach , plenty of room for school holiday crowds. Clear water, good for swimming but freezing cold even in summer. Tip, stay in for 10 mins and you acclimatise or hire a wetsuit.Great beach for water sports

Thank Janet B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and quiet beach compared to porthminster beach down the road. Little confused as to whether the public can use it or whether it is for the hotel adjoining it only. We went on a couple of times and nothing was said to us so...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect beach! Carbis Bay is pristinely clean, sandy with a gentle tide of crystal clear sea! The movements of the tide still allow a huge section of beach area no matter what time of day. A warm sunny bay, with lifeguards. There is toilets,...More

Thank TheCriticalMum O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful well kept beach, you can instantly see why this is award winning. Lovely clear blue sea and Golden sands. Loved swimming and being Able to see the fishes by my feet. If you walk Along the beach you will see some lovely little...More

Thank Jo M
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24 July 2017|
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Response from cltboy | Reviewed this property |
yes you can
Mandy B
10 April 2017|
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Response from THFC69 | Reviewed this property |
Think the previous answers are correct. However be aware that when we visited there was a huge amount of building work going on.
22 July 2016|
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Response from 528jean | Reviewed this property |
The hotel is at the end of the beach where the work is as well so if your house is at the far end you should be ok. Also the beach is very long.