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Great beach

Still a great beach just a shame it's become so commercialised instead of beach bar it's really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dronfield, United Kingdom
what is greed doing to this beautiful beach ? It's soooo exclusive...

Just been in Carbis Bay for a week and can't get over what the owners of the Carbis Bay Hotel have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anne K
Manchester, 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.
Carbis Bay, St Ives, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was once a very beautiful bay but the grossly insensitive development has completely ruined it and just as sadly also the train journey from St. Erth to St. Ives where the views of Carbis Bay were once one of the many highlights of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Still a great beach just a shame it's become so commercialised instead of beach bar it's really like a restaurant and the price to park your car is rather steep (for a family day at the beach it does cost a lot more than you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at the beach restaurant after a rewarding walk from Lelant Saltings in need of lunch. The view was fabulous in that direction only. The enormous unfinished extension to the Hotels already adequate size for the location is going to drown the space and facilities....More

1  Thank 2014KarenR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just been in Carbis Bay for a week and can't get over what the owners of the Carbis Bay Hotel have done/are ding to this beautiful beach. We have been going to the area for ten years and can't believe how awful this is. If...More

2  Thank Anne K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Sandy Beach the highest rated blue flag beach in the country. There are facilities for refreshments.

Thank James m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited a few beaches around Cornwall. This was not a bad visit. Enjoyed the tranquil nature of it. Ideally located across from where I stayed at the Green Apple.

Thank Soyf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carbis Bay - a bit like the Eagles Song - call some place Paradise and kiss it goodbye.... Why on earth was this development allowed? Whenever regeneration is mentioned it should always be regarded with a huge dollop of suspicion as adequately demonstrated here. And...More

6  Thank Haydn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As we were staying at the Carbis Bay Hotel we spent most days going on the beach. Clean, sandy and great views. Safe for kids too!

Thank AndyBaker65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking on the beach at Carbis Bay gives you the most spectacular views on the beautiful harbour of St Ives

Thank Morutiwillem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'll start at the beginning.. arrived after a 7hr drive only to find no parking spaces available due to a wedding at the hotel that we hadn't been told about. Then noticed a huge amount of scaffolding directly in front of the hotel. building work!...More

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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.
6 May 2018|
Response from Mariewiltshire | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, and they were all happy playing in the water and sand 😀
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