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Lovely place, close to St. Ives and the great beaches of Hayle. Not all beaches are dog friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sue F
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St Ives glory

Great by the quay side, boats bobbing, sun out, tourists, food and drink. Great holiday day out... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cambridge, 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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Carbis Bay, St Ives, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely place, close to St. Ives and the great beaches of Hayle. Not all beaches are dog friendly but some are, so worth researching for your pooch to have fun too!

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great by the quay side, boats bobbing, sun out, tourists, food and drink. Great holiday day out. Lots of shops and chips too........

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beach was nice and clean sand was lovely as was the sea , when we arrived we tried to park near the beach only to be told it's £10 to park as the hotel owns all the land down there (old man with hat was...More

Thank Lee T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming to the St Ives area for years and enjoy visiting the beautiful Carbis Bay beach. But I was shocked to see it on this visit. The top end of the beach is now a building site - apparently the local hotel is...More

1  Thank writeroundtheworld
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little bay that is very scenic. There are places to eat with wonderful views overlooking the bay. There is a rail branch line running from St Erth to St Ives that stops at Carbis Bay. It costs £1 to travel from...More

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a rainy start we headed here lunch time, parking was £10 but was more then worth it was we were right next to the beach. It's wasn't as busy as the others which I loved, clear waters, golden sands! Def go back and the...More

Thank Mrs_Hawes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beach which is secluded, clean and not too busy. with the right weather you could be anywhere in the world. Café and Ice cream on the beach and all day parking near by at £7.

Thank hypnomick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a stream running down into the sea and the kids spend hours building dams and splashing. The beach is sandy and has toilets, a cafe and water sports hire. Downside is the building work and noise during the week.

Thank Ant W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good sand and clear sea, kayak school and stand up boards. Snack bar with alcohol and restaurant with lovely views. Toilets and beach shop. Also lifeguard and safe swimming area. Excellent beach

Thank crceg
Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful beach, really clean and not too crowded, the coast walk to St Ives is really worth doing, take the train back for a different viewpoint.

Thank holidaygirl500
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Mandy B
10 April 2017|
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Response from THFC69 | Reviewed this property |
Think the previous answers are correct. However be aware that when we visited there was a huge amount of building work going on.
22 July 2016|
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Response from 528jean | Reviewed this property |
The hotel is at the end of the beach where the work is as well so if your house is at the far end you should be ok. Also the beach is very long.