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Carbis Bay

Address: St Ives, England
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Ranked #6 of 21 Attractions in St Ives
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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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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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
36 helpful votes 36 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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256 reviews 256 reviews
139 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 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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Cardiff, Wales
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stayed in Carbis out terrace overlooked this beautiful stretch of the Cornish coast. Gentle walk down (not so much going back up the steep hill, next to the train station), when you get to the beach the Carbis hotel is overlooking the beach and there is a snack bar and they have a private bar. The beach is wonderful... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This restaurant charges more than any places in St Ives. Nearly £9 for margeurita pizza and £14 for three tiny coffees and a herbal tea. They do a "special" of nearly £6 for a coffee and a cake ! Maybe they think the clientele should be from the house up the road which is selling for £2.5 million ! Families... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
423 helpful votes 423 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My first time to this area of St. Ives. My only gripe is the steep hill down to the beach and walking up again to the station or buses along the top of the main road. Despite it being October there were a lot of people enjoying the beach, some even swimming and playing games. A few cafes to eat... More 

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