Carbis Bay Beach

A pretty seaside resort set among a wooded cliff, with large stretches of golden sand, making it the ideal location for a tranquil rest.

One of eight Cornwall beaches to be awarded a Blue Flag in 2018, its a safe space that’s perfect for swimming and rarely sees any surfers at its calm shores. Just a mile from St Ives, a short walk from the beach will bring you to┬áPorth Kidney sands and a RSPB bird sanctuary.

Image credit: AlanCC BY-SA 2.0; Matt BrownCC BY 2.0; LantographerCC BY-SA 3.0



Address: Carbis Bay Beach
St Ives
TR26 2NP

Useful Information

Dog Friendly

Child Friendly

Blue Flag

  • A beach with safe bathing, surrounded by sub-tropical plants
  • Dogs allowed from 1st October-the Sunday before Easter from 5am-8am only
  • Lifeguard cover from July-September only

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  • Carbis Bay Hotel Beach Club Restaurant on-site
  • Parking nearby
  • Take care around the Hawks Point area, as it could suffer from tidal influence
Flora & Fauna
  • The nearby Porth Kidney Beach is home to an RSPB bird sanctuary


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