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Carbis Bay

Address: St Ives, England
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in St Ives
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This picturesque bay, located in St Ives, offers outstanding views and a magnificent sandy beach...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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 swimming, boating, surfing, rock climbing and tennis.

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Wellingborough
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Lovely sand with hardly anyone there in winter. Great views across the bay.Ghostly feel at night with the beach looking white.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The scenery is just beautiful. Such a wonderful sea side town. The locals are lovely and it was so nice on a sunny day to see so many people out and about.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Peaceful, great for walking along and watching the seals play close by.The views and landscape are amazing,the English answer to the mediterrainen with its white sand and aqua blue sea it takes your breathe away.

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Wincanton
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Very picturesque, soft CLEAN sandy beach, particularly where tide does not normally come upto. Little parking for non residents or hotel guests which should mean it does not get overcrowded during the summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Beautiful location with stunning views and a beautiful hotel!! Unfortunately the pool was closed for 2 days during our stay so we didn't get to enjoy the faculties. The coastal walk to St Ives is lovely! Can't fault the location and the hotel itself - very well decorated! Only thing wasn't so keen on was the food. Very expensive and... More 

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

As per many of the other reviews, this beach/bay is genuinely lovely. Not only is it a very picturesque setting, with stunning views afforded from certain roads above Carbis Bay, but it's also quite up market, which helps to leave this whole area, just South of St.Ives, having a very "well looked after" feel about it. A very warm and... More 

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England UK
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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

the beach is just beautiful, lovely for a morning/afternoon walk from one end to the other or a picnic if the weather is nice. We stayed in a cottage a short walk from the beach so made a daily trip to it as it was so quiet and very relaxing. The hotel in the bay has built a new café/bar... More 

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West Midlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were staying in St Ives during half term week and there was a DVD player in our cottage. We decided to walk along the coast path from St Ives to Carbis Bay which we have done before as it's quite nice. The beach cafe has now been upgraded and owned by the hotel but we just had coffees and... More 

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cumbria
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142 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visited this beach mid afternoon on a sunny Saturday in August and it was packed! There is a bit of a steep hill to walk down (and back up!) to get to this beach, but it only takes a couple of minutes. There is a train station at the top of the hill. Limited car parking is available at... More 

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Oldbury, null, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Loved the new eating facilities. Very smart and long overdue. Be interesting to see how the area is furthered developed. Just hope it stays family friendly

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