Our guide to Carbis Bay holidays

Even if you’ve never been lucky enough to visit Carbis Bay we bet you’ve seen pictures of its exotic-looking sandy beach. Just one mile from St Ives, Carbis Bay Beach is part of St Ives Bay – and it’s easy to see why it belongs to the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Organisation.

While we’re dropping accolades left right and centre we should mention that the beach is also Good Beach Guide Recommended, so you can expect clean water, plenty of space and gorgeous views. There’s little surf at this beach so it’s a popular choice with families looking for clear waters and safe bathing.

The South West Coast Path runs along the bay, and those of you who don’t fancy the shortish walk between Carbish Bay and St Ives can hop aboard the St Ives branch line and enjoy the seaside scenery between the two resorts. If you’re planning on visiting with your dog you’ll be welcome to walk him on the beach throughout the summer season as long as you get an early start – the dog ban only applies after 8am each day between Easter and the end of September.

Carbis Bay to St Ives

Ok, so Carbis Bay is only one stop from the gorgeous resort of St Ives by train, but the walk’s so scenic that it’s well worth making the journey on foot at least once during a stay in the area. It should take between twenty minutes and half an hour and most of the route follows the sea so you’ll...

Walking St Ives to Penzance

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