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Historic hotel on beautiful bayside location

This 120-year-old Hotel still has elements of grandeur and history and is situated on a lovely... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chris K
London, United Kingdom
My local beach

so happy to be able to use this beach in the winter to walk my dog. This is my happy place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
St. Ives
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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.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steep hill” (36 reviews)
“st ives” (208 reviews)
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Carbis Bay, St Ives, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This 120-year-old Hotel still has elements of grandeur and history and is situated on a lovely cove-like beack on CarbisBay, just 5minutes from St. Ives. The rooms are a bit small, and the food is somewhat tired, but the overall experience is quite satisfying. Outdoor...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so happy to be able to use this beach in the winter to walk my dog. This is my happy place. Lovely and clean and has parking.

Thank kirsten_kypridemou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely walk on this beach, I will defiantly go back in the summer as I want to swim in the sea, it looked so inviting, even in December.

Thank SussexJoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful beach at any time of year but great in the winter to walk the dogs. Very clean and lovely to see the seals in the bay.

Thank Cheshirehousewife56
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A pretty beach to walk on during a blustery January day. There are seals in the bay which you can see bobbing around every now and again. I’m sure it’s a very popular place in high season but we had the beach to ourselves for...More

Thank lyddylulu
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely wonder on the beach between Christmas and New Year. Spotlessly clean with a fantastic view. We have visited many times Butt not at this time of year however we were staying at the Carbis Bay Hotel.

Thank Stewoo7
Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

The beach is lovely even in Winter.You can walk to this beach along the coast path from St. Ives and grab a break at the lovely up market restaurant on the beach . You can then either walk along the beach and up the steep...More

1  Thank stpeter3
Reviewed December 10, 2017

We love this privately owned beach - great for surfing and has wonderful views. The Carbis Bay Hotel overlooks it and is a great place to stay/dine/relax/have a party/wedding reception etc!

Thank ChristinaBirtles
Reviewed December 7, 2017

We walked from Levant Saltings along the coastal path so passed down to this beach. Golden sand, great surf, nice little cafe, restrooms.

Thank SunnyWestKelowna
Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

We visited quite a few beaches right through to Hayle. The beaches were clean & there were a lot of people walking thier dogs. We had pleasant walks & family time where our girls took thier bucket & spades. Lots to see & explore around...More

Thank pinkykaurrall
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October 17, 2017|
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Response from Basil W | Reviewed this property |
No Problems. Ample walkways available for the coastal path to St Ives. There are no obstructions for access to the beach and the small car parks around the Carbis Bay Hotel are till in operation.
July 24, 2017|
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Response from cltboy | Reviewed this property |
yes you can
Mandy B
April 10, 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.