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We got married in stunning Carbis Bay at the Carbis Bay Hotel and Estates fabulous weather it was... read more

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MrsJBates
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
Wonderfully clean Beach and clear water

We stayed in accommodation overlooking the bay and benefitted from temperatures in the mid-20s but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JohnT1954
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Wokingham, 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.
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Carbis Bay, St Ives, England
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Reviewed today

A stunning beach, lovely clean water, nice food to hand but a speedboat (commercial) pulling paying passengers kept coming into the bay (through the buoys) at speed around the swimmers, paddle boarders and kayaks. I informed both life guards separately of my concerns and was...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed yesterday

We got married in stunning Carbis Bay at the Carbis Bay Hotel and Estates fabulous weather it was an amazing day Beach isn’t as stated ‘private,it’s vsry much public and parking can be horrendous even for hotel residents it will get worse once all building...More

Thank MrsJBates
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed in accommodation overlooking the bay and benefitted from temperatures in the mid-20s but after a walk along the path to St Ives and back or the Lelant the bay was perfect for cooling off. The water wasn't warm in July but it's a...More

Thank JohnT1954
Reviewed 5 days ago

We called into Carbis Bay in both directions while walking the coast path from St Ives to Lelant and return, about 8 miles in total. After a drink in the Carbis Bay Hotel we crossed the beach and paddled along the waters edge, and as...More

Thank k r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the beach very much with all the facilities and SUP and Kajak hire. The kids and even the adults lived the golden sands. It was always a place for us, because it was not crowded. At two of the seven days we spent...More

Thank tilo m
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little further out from St Ives means Carbis Bay is just a wee bit quieter than Porthminster or Porthmeor but it is still very busy, There is the ever expanding Carbis Bay hotel on the beach which is a little dominant but it is...More

4  Thank thebasecamp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I consider myself quite lucky to make this statement. This is one of Britain's best kept secret. I hope after this review it remains the same. A beach for families need a stretch of golden sand. A safe sea for paddling in. You can swim...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got to be one of the best beaches in the UK. Plenty of options for everyone. Relaxing sunbathing, water sports, fun with kids. Clean toilets, decent food options and good bar area. Only downside was the sea was a little cold/ I was a bit...More

Thank Dannyh83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably one of the finest beaches in the UK, so long and sandy it's absolutely fabulous, To look down on it from above is an absolute joy, Perfect.

1  Thank Graham D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another of Cornwall's beautiful sandy beaches although they are in the process of building luxury apartments on the beach. Very popular with families and sunbathers.

Thank Janet14M
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510nicola
May 6, 2018|
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Response from Giovanna R | Reviewed this property |
There were dogs on the beach in March but I'm pretty sure they said that dogs are not allowed on the beach in high season.
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510nicola
May 6, 2018|
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Response from Mariewiltshire | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, and they were all happy playing in the water and sand 😀
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510nicola
May 6, 2018|
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Response from maggimay75 | Reviewed this property |
Between Sunday the before Easter and 30 Sept dogs are not permitted on the beaches Only on Carbis Bay between 5 and 8 pm for early morning dog walks
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