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Stunning beach

Clear blue sea and quite quiet too - perfect - would recommend a visit. A lovely bay with beach... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bev F
Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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Great sand, good amenities, took our 1 year old (beware of building site and parking)

Stunning sandy beach. Wonderful views outwards Amazing ice cream Kiosk Beautiful food at the... read more

Reviewed 2 days 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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“steep hill” (26 reviews)
“car park” (48 reviews)
“train station” (34 reviews)
Carbis Bay, St Ives, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Clear blue sea and quite quiet too - perfect - would recommend a visit. A lovely bay with beach restaurant near by and where you can hire kayaks etc should you wish.

Thank Bev F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stunning sandy beach. Wonderful views outwards Amazing ice cream Kiosk Beautiful food at the restaurant with amazing views Good amenities So why not a better rating? No parking !!! A wedding was on at the hotel so we had to walk the v steep Hill...More

Thank SakeSake
Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful beach with a stream that children can dam or paddle in.carparking costs£5 at the time of writing this. You could park here and walk the Tarmac door path into St Ives or to Porthminster beach though it is a climb up the hill....More

Thank eloise559
Reviewed 3 days ago

You really need a car to visit Carbis Bay Beach if you have children. However, once there everything is close to hand. Toilets, food, drink, beach toys and a little higher up a nice hotel for lunch. Even a stream trickles through some rocks making...More

Thank Aussie64555
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stunning. Beautiful beach & surrounding areas. Clean white sand. Next to the railway for easy access into St Ives.

Thank mike m
Reviewed 5 days ago

We where staying at the Cottage Hotel in St Ives,Carbis Bay train station was right at the bottom,lovely views,great beach.

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is there a beach as good as this in the UK? Easy to get to, clean and tidy safe it's got it all..we had a week close by and all loved it here.

Thank Kieran S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went down to this beach for a quick walk. Lovely beach to walk across and lovely blue sea. Good water sport activity opportunities are available for hire

Thank Zoe L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic clean beach hut for snacks and drinks. Parking available right next to beach at £5 for the day but limited so get there early.

Thank 252danNoel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what can I say.. we got the train from st.ives to carbis bay what can only be described as paradise the views are stunning... the steep slope down to the beach was a bit of a killer well going up was but there is...More

Thank Danilea90
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Mandy B
What is the name of the restaurant in the beach please - the one that is literally on the beach front. Thank you
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.
Hi, how disruptive were the building works at Carbis Bay Hotel? We are not staying at the hotel but will be staying in a house in Carbis Bay and had hoped to spend many hours at the beach. Is the whole beach affected? If we stay to one or other side of Carbis Bay will we be affected by the noise?
July 21, 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.
AndyandAlison L
Are there any pubs
June 8, 2015|
Response from emmawilki2017 | Reviewed this property |
A few places to drink in Carbis or one stop on the train to St Ives for loads of choice. There is a beach bar and restaurant but it is very pricey due to the location. Dog friendly pub is (I think) The Badger.