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Carbis Bay Beach

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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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Beautiful beach and clean sea. Amazing sunrise.

The beach here is very clean and there is plenty of space if it gets busy. There are rock pools either end. If you're there early enough there is a fantastic sunrise view from... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The beach here is very clean and there is plenty of space if it gets busy. There are rock pools either end. If you're there early enough there is a fantastic sunrise view from this beach.

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Thank Krisrog
Swindon, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I felt compelled to write a review of Carbis Bay beach after reading some of the pointless, negative comments regarding the hotel and about the new holiday lodge development work running along the rear edge of the beach in front of the hotel. This is scheduled to complete in 2018 according to the hotel staff when I enquired during a... More 

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1 Thank leek1972
south coast
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite simply one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. Miles of soft sand and uninterrupted views of turquoise water with lovely beach cafe for coffee of lunch. Great walks along the coastal path.

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Thank SouthCoastBeachgirl
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach has it all, it is a firm family favourite has been for a few years now. I believe it's run by carbis bay beach hotel. If you are travelling here by car you might want to get here early or park in the train car park (steep hill-please prepare yourselves!) As space is limited due to the hotel... More 

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Thank hark_herald
Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean sandy beach. Perfect to keep younger children happy building sandcastles. Very steep walk down to the beach.

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Thank Michelle R
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

had a meal in the beach shack very nice indeed views were great ,prices very reasonable, staff very helpful and polite

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Thank Lavaine M
Bridport, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful sandy beach, very picturesque with a lovely bar on the beach to drink wine and watch the sun go down.

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Thank lianne b
Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely beach, with facilities provided by Carbis Bay Hotel. Limited parking may prove difficult in high season.

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Thank Barbieb2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best Beaches anywhere, however it is ruined at the moment by massive building developments that I understand don't finish until 2019, so go somewhere else and come back when it is finished

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2 Thank Peter W
Devon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good beach to walk on with restaurant for drinks, coffe, pizza and ice creams etc provided by Carbis Bay Hotel as this is a private beach. Great for a romantic walk or proposal.

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