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Ruined favourite

I come here regularly as my friend has a house in Carbis Bay, further up the hill, I knew two years... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Glutenfreegirl123
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Beautiful Location to relax.

Very beautiful and peaceful location. Dont have too many modern restaurants and cuisines but still... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Manas S
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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” (37 reviews)
“st ives” (212 reviews)
“car park” (59 reviews)
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Carbis Bay, St Ives, England
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"steep hill"
in 37 reviews
"st ives"
in 212 reviews
"car park"
in 59 reviews
"train station"
in 40 reviews
"building work"
in 18 reviews
"coastal path"
in 44 reviews
"limited parking"
in 13 reviews
"golden sands"
in 31 reviews
"water sports"
in 15 reviews
"clear water"
in 16 reviews
"ideal for families"
in 11 reviews
"lovely sand"
in 13 reviews
"toilet facilities"
in 11 reviews
"white sand"
in 10 reviews
"lovely place"
in 15 reviews
"ice cream"
in 33 reviews
"stunning views"
in 16 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

I come here regularly as my friend has a house in Carbis Bay, further up the hill, I knew two years ago that building work had started here as they were shoring up the cliff side, but who on earth gave planning permission for this...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Very beautiful and peaceful location. Dont have too many modern restaurants and cuisines but still just enough.Must try out some traditional Cornish pasty.

Thank Manas S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been visiting St Ives / Carbis Bay for many years now. And whilst you can't take away the natural beauty of the beach and sea itself, it's been devastating to watch the gradual encroachment of development work by the hotel here. For the...More

2  Thank RosaMundi99
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic views, superb hikes , plenty of quirky restaurants to visit. Only 20 min walk from St Ives,

Thank Alex K
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A lovely location for a day-dream amble. Beautiful sand, light and clear green/blue sea. Stunning views.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This used to be the perfect halfway stop on our walks to Porthkidney. Walking down the long stretch of unspoilt beach was always a delight. I’m not sure I feel the same now that modern beach houses jostle with each other along the beachfront.

2  Thank mou5e
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing, beautiful beach. Facilities were imaculate. Parking £5 all day at the train station however £3 all day at the beach front, missing out the massive hill. Perfect day out and easily accessible train to St.Ives.

Thank Abbie W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely sandy beach , shame about all the building work going on by the hotel.Never the less a good beach for children.

2  Thank SueHighWycombe
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this beach and have to visit here every time we come to Cornwall. Lovely sand and azure blue sea..if you’re lucky enough you might see some seals here, as they like to swim near to the swimmers that swim here. Great spot for a...More

Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am shocked beyond words. Today, after not seeing Carbis Bay for 6 years, we walked the South Coastal footpath from St. Ives to Carbis Bay. The terrible sight that greeted us, as we descended was truly shocking. The beautiful, natural, spectacularly amazing beach, a...More

6  Thank Vicki G
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Nearby Attractions
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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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