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Pretty beach

A pretty beach to walk on during a blustery January day. There are seals in the bay which you can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Surrey, United Kingdom
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A lovely walk

We had a lovely wonder on the beach between Christmas and New Year. Spotlessly clean with a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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” (36 reviews)
“st ives” (208 reviews)
“car park” (58 reviews)
Carbis Bay, St Ives, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pretty beach to walk on during a blustery January day. There are seals in the bay which you can see bobbing around every now and again. I’m sure it’s a very popular place in high season but we had the beach to ourselves for...More

Thank lyddylulu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely wonder on the beach between Christmas and New Year. Spotlessly clean with a fantastic view. We have visited many times Butt not at this time of year however we were staying at the Carbis Bay Hotel.

Thank Stewoo7
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

The beach is lovely even in Winter.You can walk to this beach along the coast path from St. Ives and grab a break at the lovely up market restaurant on the beach . You can then either walk along the beach and up the steep...More

1  Thank stpeter3
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We love this privately owned beach - great for surfing and has wonderful views. The Carbis Bay Hotel overlooks it and is a great place to stay/dine/relax/have a party/wedding reception etc!

Thank ChristinaBirtles
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We walked from Levant Saltings along the coastal path so passed down to this beach. Golden sand, great surf, nice little cafe, restrooms.

Thank SunnyWestKelowna
Reviewed 20 November 2017 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 20 November 2017

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

1  Thank 1966perkyP
Reviewed 18 November 2017

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 15 November 2017

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 12 November 2017

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
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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.