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Carbis Bay Beach Beach

Carbis Bay, Cornwall

A one mile crescent of golden sand backed by an expanse of sand dunes. Privately owned by the Carbis Bay Hotel which backs onto the beach. An ideal retreat for those who dislike resort beaches. Watersports are restricted and the beach is family orientated.

Beach Type

Nearest sewage outfl


Cafe and shop on the beach
Deck chair
Wind breaks
Beach huts for hire
First aid station


Fishing, surfing
Watersports restricted and power craft banned

Nature and Wildlife

There are public rights of way across the golf course. Cycle routes via back roads from Carbis Bay. Walks to St Ives or Hayle via coastal footpaths.

Water Quality



Water quality: MCS R

Cleaning and Litter

Cleaned manually and regularly throughout the year. Dogs are banned from Easter to the beginnig of October, but allowed in the Winter months when dog litter bins are provided.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended


Nearest town: Carbis Bay
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.1978, -5.46422
Postcode: TR26 2NW
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around St Ives, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


From the A30, follow the A3074 through Lelant to Carbis Bay. On passing Becks Restaurant, turn right at the next crossroads at the signpost for Carbis Bay. Follow the road down the hill which will lead you directly to the beach.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is Carbis Bay. Nearest bus stop is in Carbis Bay. Bus route 501 (summer only)

Nearest Railway Stations

Carbis Bay (Less than half a mile away)
St Ives (Cornwall) (About a mile away)
Lelant Saltings (About a mile and a half away)
Lelant (About a mile and a half away)
Hayle (Approx. 2 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Pay parking during the Summer, free out of season.

Nearby Car Parks

Carbis Bay Station, St. Ives (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Porthrepta, Carbis Bay (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
St Ives Station, St Ives (Long stay).
About 1 miles away
Trenwith, St Ives (Medium/Long stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Park Avenue, St Ives (Long stay).
About 1.2 miles away
The Stennack, St Ives (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Smeatons Pier, St Ives (Long stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Sloop, St Ives (Short stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Barnoon, St Ives (Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
The Island, St Ives (Long stay).
About 1.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Carbis Bay