Carbis Bay is a large sheltered beach with white sand, often calm bathing water and flanked either side by green woodland. It has been awarded its Blue Flag status due to its clean water conditions, making it perfect for families and water sport enthusiasts.
The beach itself has a shop for a quick bite to eat or an ice cream, with restaurants nearby at Carbis Bay Hotel. You’ll often see the train passing by, voted as one of the UK’s most scenic routes. The St Erth to St Ives train comes every 20 minutes in peak season, with the last train returning at 10pm. If you would prefer to explore the area by foot, you can enjoy a 2 mile walk along the South West Coast Path to nearby St Ives and its incredible beaches. There are enough beaches nearby to enjoy a different one everyday of the week.
Beachcombing at Carbis Bay
Come and stay with us in Carbis Bay and be sure to dine at nearby restaurants including Sands Restaurant, The Conservatory Restaurant and The Beach Club Restaurant, located close to the beach for awe-inspiring sea views. A little further afield, 2 miles along the South West Coast Path you will find an abundance of restaurants in St Ives, where you will be spoilt for choice, before heading back to your retreat.
Carbis Bay welcomes dogs in the winter months, allowing them on its beach from September 30th – Easter. If you join us in the peak season, dogs are allowed to enjoy a run and swim on the beach between 5am-8am. Many restaurants nearby are pet friendly and the South West Coast Path is the perfect place for walking your dogs.
The beach has level access from its small pay and display car park. A second car park can be found at the top of the hill as you come into Carbis Bay. Toilets are located next to the car park. RNLI Lifeguards are on duty between 10am and 6pm throughout the summer months.
Newquay airport around 60 minute drive away. Trains run daily into St Ives.