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Address: St Ives, England
Phone Number: +44 161 775 2289
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This picturesque bay, located in St Ives, offers outstanding views and a...

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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Real Fresh Air.

Great to just wonder around and enjoy the scenery in this beautiful part of Soth West England. Nature at it's very best.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Neil-KAG
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Ellenton, Florida
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Ellenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great to just wonder around and enjoy the scenery in this beautiful part of Soth West England. Nature at it's very best.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had such fun with the kayaks, run by knowledgeable and helpful guy would definitely go again and great value for money

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little place to stay just outside St Ives ... very pretty and very quiet compared to bustling St Ives but only a £2 return train ride into town ... one stop and about 5 mins !! The best of both worlds !! The beach looked gorgeous but just a little too cold at the end of November !! Would... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surrounded by eateries, pubs, art galleries, pasty makers and bakers everything is on hand to enjoy this beautiful harbour and bay. Constant activity on and around the beach make this a really 'fun' place to visit.

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chester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning Bay, when the sea goes out you can go down onto the sand and walk around the boats and build sand castles! Amazing location...

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herts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

We have just come back from another short stay at Carbis Bay and it never disappoints. Beautiful location, lovely bedrooms all beautifully clean, the staff are lovely and the food is great. Would highly recommend.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

A lovely wide sweeping bay of soft sand, there are toilet facilities, and a cafe. There is also a surf school, they also offer a kids club in summer. 2 minutes down hill from the rail station.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I went here a couple of years ago & went back recently to see if my opinion of it had changed ......... unfortunately it has not. It is too steep a climb from the train to the beach, & whilst I was there the majority of beach was in the shade. I find it annoying that not all the trains... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

lovely beach good for dogs and families, nice train to st ives aswell only bad point for me........ no shells

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Lovely beach with nice stream running through the middle, beautiful blue sea and usually peaceful. Care as being developed and quite noisy while we were there. Building a number of new houses. Still nice though.

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