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Family and Couples beach

Beautiful beach, great for families, couples and for those wanting to relax. coffee and restuarant... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MatthewN302
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Bath, United Kingdom
via mobile
What a beautiful beach!

Beautiful golden sand, very clean, what a joy to listen to the waves as we fell asleep and woke up... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
553debbier
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Telford, 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 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach, great for families, couples and for those wanting to relax. coffee and restuarant on beach with public toilets with Carbis Bay Hotel behind. Limited parking on beach but you can walk down or jump on the train from St Ives and get off...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful golden sand, very clean, what a joy to listen to the waves as we fell asleep and woke up in the morning.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 553debbier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely well located beach perhaps a challenge to get to but worth it.Great views over from Carbis Bay hotel and good food too.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fool yourself that you are in Spain! Golden sands, wonderful views, sheltered and calm. A really nice little find. Sand clean, beach facilities great

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DrWatson6
Reviewed 13 February 2019

One of the loveliest beaches in the UK. Didn’t get a chance for a swim but can’t wait to go back later in the year. Beautiful clean sandy beach with crystal clear water. Parking could be a problem high season but there is a train...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank badger360
Reviewed 7 February 2019

As a child I used to go to this fine beach with my family. It was quite a shock to revisit it recently and see the measures put in place to exclude visitors. Car parking has been reduced and restricted which means that the majority...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank michaely416
Reviewed 30 January 2019

This is a traditional style Cornish cove, complete with wrecks and caves. Access from the car park is good but parking is restricted.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Richardt1008
Reviewed 24 January 2019

Just great , the beach is so clean and well maintained, great for families, just watch out for the vicious seagulls.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Q978ZPanitap
Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

Stunning scenery and fun coast path. Really hard to get to the sandy beach. Much of it is blocked by private access and not possible to get to. There is a footpath that has steps but the steps have become washed away towards the beach....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank DowdPD
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Even in the rain this beach was beautiful. Lots of dog walkers about, but the sand was very clean. Can imagine this beach is bustling when the sun is out!

Date of experience: January 2019
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510nicola
6 May 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
6 May 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
6 May 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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