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Easter Break

We visited quite a few beaches right through to Hayle. The beaches were clean & there were a lot of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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gorgeous white sand

super clean beach with great beach cafe on it. Gorgeous white sand. Close to St Ives. safe... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sidmouth, 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” (206 reviews)
“car park” (57 reviews)
Carbis Bay, St Ives, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 5 days ago

super clean beach with great beach cafe on it. Gorgeous white sand. Close to St Ives. safe place for children

1  Thank 1966perkyP
Reviewed 6 days ago

OMG! My husband and myself were staying 5 mins from this beach, and Absolutely Stunning beach, my husband said it was like being abroad but better. We were lucky with the weather but so glad to have come and found this beautiful stunning location. Will...More

Thank Mariewiltshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great beach to visit all year round. Super in the winter, flat and sandy and good sand for sandcastles Wonderful beachside cafe with great staff adjoining beach

Thank richardandjane2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another beautiful beach on which I spent a lot of time! :)) I always walk the path from St.ives to Carbis Bay :)) The beach is sandy and sea is clear! :)) It is a perfect place to relax and spend time with your family!...More

Thank Vladka11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this beach - just felt at home! Friendly locals and not commercialised. Lovely space and we even had a seal to watch in the water.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning little bay beautiful sand clear sea would highly recommend to visit this bay either with the children or just to get a relaxing hour or two away from life

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the finest beaches in Cornwall, with a classic long sandy vista sweping for about 1/2 mile. Parking is very restricted, and it's a very steep walk down, but well worth the effore. Hopefully by next summer, the building work will have...More

Thank Antony S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been on a number of occasions over the last 40 years, and always regarded it as one of the prettiest beaches in the area we were very sad to see the beach turned into a building site and defaced by a number of unattractive...More

1  Thank SADCCR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbles upon this place after not being able to park in a packed St Ives. Found a car park right on the beach below the hotel there. If money was no option I would stay there in a flash. Long beach and very clean. As...More

Thank stuboy32
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18 October 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.
24 July 2017|
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Response from cltboy | Reviewed this property |
yes you can
Mandy B
10 April 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.