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Address: Carbis Bay, St Ives, England
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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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Best Beach in Cornwall

We have visited some amazing beaches this week. Cornwall has such a variety of beautiful beaches and amazing coastal path walks. We have been ticking the beaches off of our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have visited some amazing beaches this week. Cornwall has such a variety of beautiful beaches and amazing coastal path walks. We have been ticking the beaches off of our ordanance survey map as we travel around Cornwall. Today we visited Carbis Beach I will say it is the best Beach in England I have ever seen. The sea is... More 

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Bradford-on-avon Wiltshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been coming to Carbis Bay for many years and it has always been one of our favourite places. However on our most recent visits we have been disappointed. The car park has been filled with shed like structures leaving the area resembling a shed sale at B&Q. There is massive construction work on one half of the beach,... More 

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Thank Susan D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Carbis Train station to take the train into St Ives. Unfortunately the train wasn't running (a bus service was running instead). Rather than waiting for the bus, we choose to do the walk into St Ives. You cross over the train line and down the hill. The walk detours around the outside of the Carbis Bay Hotel.... More 

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devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful beach and is always very clean. Use the Railway to travel into St. Ives. The views from the train are unbelievable.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Introduced my other half to Carbis Bay Beach, I've been coming here for years whilst visiting my sister. Friendly atmosphere with calm waters. Ideal for families and singles alike.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful views. Station nearby but a very steep hill to the beach. Nice restaurant / cafe on beach but not cheap

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely sandy beach with a little ice cream shop on the beach and a restaurant up some stairs. Didn't eat in the restaurant however very handy to have toilets near by and it looked nice with inside and outside seating. Beautiful long stretch of sand to play on and little caves to explore in the rocks. As we visited in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This bay was a short walk from our hotel and really is worth a visit. It is such a tranquil place (well in February anyway) and provides a great view of the surrounding area.

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Thank dramandahall
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

You can't beat this beach on a nice day. It is located out of the centre of St Ives which suits me as it was a little quieter. Had our SUPs out and cruised around the place for a few hours. The beach cafe hire out parking spaces in the summer for a fair price too so it pays to... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Great sandy beach toilets cafe ect, if your legs can stand it park in the train station carpark halfway up the hill its much cheaper.

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