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Nice and clean

Really nice.. soft sand with no pointy bits to stick in your feet. ran to the bottom tho when the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
crystalheaven1
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Llantrisant, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beautiful soft sandy large beach

Really great beach for sand castle building and family fun. Restaurant on site with ice cream... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lizziemelvin
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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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” (36 reviews)
“st ives” (208 reviews)
“car park” (59 reviews)
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Carbis Bay, St Ives, England
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"steep hill"
in 36 reviews
"st ives"
in 208 reviews
"car park"
in 59 reviews
"train station"
in 39 reviews
"building work"
in 17 reviews
"coastal path"
in 42 reviews
"limited parking"
in 13 reviews
"golden sands"
in 30 reviews
"water sports"
in 15 reviews
"clear water"
in 15 reviews
"ideal for families"
in 11 reviews
"toilet facilities"
in 11 reviews
"lovely sand"
in 12 reviews
"white sand"
in 10 reviews
"lovely place"
in 15 reviews
"ice cream"
in 32 reviews
"stunning views"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really nice.. soft sand with no pointy bits to stick in your feet. ran to the bottom tho when the tide was in I was knackered!! Don’t run if your fat and a chain smoker like me.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really great beach for sand castle building and family fun. Restaurant on site with ice cream. Not cheap but lovely quality.

1  Thank lizziemelvin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful beach, even though it was March we felt like we could be somewhere more exotic due to the golden sands, blue sky and clear water - a dip of the toe quickly bought me back to reality!

1  Thank Libitoria82
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Carbis bay beach is lovely very picturesque the only disappointing part was the amount of plastic that was on the beach bought in by the tide. My husband and I had a few bags with us so we picked up whAt we could. We were...More

Thank 608lynnr
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely wide beach, soft sand, very clean. Some people still taking a dip in the sea on a cool a march day. Highly recommend the beach restaurant, food and view are superb.

1  Thank Giovanna R
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful harbour beach best enjoyed early morning before the crowds arrive. Dogs are allowed September - March. Just don't get cut off by the tide!

Thank s0n0r0us
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

We walked there from St. Ives along St Michaels Way which is part of the South West Coast Path. The Carbis Bay Hotel has centre stage on the beach. This is a nice clean beach which is bigger than it initially seems. Lovely as the...More

Thank papaglowing2
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

We had a lovely walk along the beach, sandy and good views, enjoyable in all weathers. Plenty of place to stop and have a drink or something to eat.

Thank Teresa D
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Lovely beach, soft golden sand and easily accessible but beware the tide rushes in. In summer a pleasure I am certain, in winter bracing but clears the head!

Thank Noggin54
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Even in inclement weather, this beach is stunning. Easily accessible and clean. Despite the construction going on next to the Carbis Bay Hotel, it is worth the steep climb up and down the access by road.

Thank Debra D
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Auri0
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.
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ABWStockport
July 24, 2017|
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Response from cltboy | Reviewed this property |
yes you can
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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.
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