Carbis Bay Beach

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The beautiful, mile-long sandy beach at Carbis Bay Beach is one of Cornwall’s finest and lies in a sheltered location near St Ives. Most commonly associated with the neighbouring town of St Ives, Carbis Bay is historically linked to the town of Lelant, which lies to the south of Carbis Bay.


Carbis Bay Beach

Local rail services, running on one of the UK’s most picturesque branch lines, stop at the beach, where there is also a public car park. Cornwall’s South West Coast Path runs along mild cliffs at the top of the beach, along which St Ives to the west can be reached in short time. At low tide Porthkidney Sands may be reached to the east, though appropriate respect should be given to the incoming tide and care taken.

A particularly popular tourist destination, there is a wide selection of holiday cottages in St Ives and Carbis Bay holiday cottages from which to choose a holiday base.

Carbis bay beach is part of the wider St Ives Bay. ‘Big sky’ views from the beach stretch from Porthminster Point to Hawke’s Point, taking in Godrevy Lighthouse. Dogs are not permitted on the beach in summer.


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3 comments on “Carbis Bay Beach”

  1. Live video from our webcam at Carbis Beach Apartments with fantastic views across Carbis Bay with its romantic hotel and stunning views from the beachside apartments overlooking the beach and across to St Ives, one of “The Most Beautiful Bays in the World”.

  2. Paddlefest says:

    Held Annually at the end of June – Week Long Festival of Paddling. Paddlefest is a week long festival of paddling based on Carbis Bay Beach. With our fleet of demo Kayaks and SUP’s, we aim to provide the perfect opportunity for folks to come down and get involved. The event culminates with competitors from all over the country will be racing for national honours in the GB Ocean Ski series.

  3. Held Annually at the end of May – European Stand Up Paddle Board Tour. Throughout the weekend, Carbis Bay will provide the hub from which the event will take place. There will be an athletes village comprising of trade stalls, demo equipment and refreshments.

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