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Carbis Bay

St Ives, England
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in St Ives
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This picturesque bay, located in St Ives, offers outstanding views and a magnificent sandy beach offering many recreational activities such as... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Some amazing views and the beach clean and white sand :) Cold water ,brrrrrr...... I will go again :)

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We have visited this beach the last three times we have been to st Ives . This is the busiest we have seen it.

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Denbigh, Wales, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

What more can I say...gorgeous views, beautiful sand...very clean!!! Clear water to bathe in...fantastic!!

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We recently went to Carbis Bay for my mother in laws wedding (at carbis bay hotel). The views were stunning, the area was kept so clean. Train services to st ives were fab and inexpensive and the coastal walk was beautiful. Beaches were so clean. It is a fantastic place for couples and families alike. Highly recommend, cannot wait to... More

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Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Carbis Bay beach is really beautiful and has all of the facilities that you may need to hand - a beach bar, a nice restaurant, water sports, ice-creams and toilets! All in all a perfect place to spend a day on the beach :-)

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Penrith
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

great beach pity about the cafe went to Carbis bay in March and noticed they were building a new beach cafe area, nice sit down cafe/restaurant but coffee at £3.50 for a small cup is a bit steep, outside is a take away far cheaper but mainly hot burger meals, chips, paninis, pannini was ok, the two cafes were like... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

lovely views and beach too steep to walk up from the train was excellent cheap fare and no effort for the elderly

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lancs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Beautiful stretch of fine white sand with stunning views of St Ives and Godfrey lighthouse. Gently shelving. Ideal place to stay to explore surrounding areas. Check out Carbis Bay holiday apartments which are all 4 and 5 star. Parking at the beach is limited and expensive ( about £8) but if you get there early there is a small car... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This beach is beautiful, you could almost believe you are in the Caribbean! ! Its certainly the best beach ive been to in england. The kids had a great time and lived playing in the water which remains shallow a long way out so great for younger kids, the waves are smallish but still strong enough for a spot of... More

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We stayed in Carbis Bay and found the beach beautiful and well kept. We loved the burger bar and the restaurant, where we could get very reasonably priced food and more importantly, beer. The only drawback was the steep climb back to our rented house... made easier by the beer! The weather was awesome for September, one of the warmest... More

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