About Carbis Bay, St Ives


Carbis Bay is regarded as one of the most beautiful bays in the world with its Blue Flag accredited golden beach and crystal clear water. It is held as the hidden treasure of Cornwall.

Carbis Bay beach is an ideal spot for families to enjoy as there is rarely any surf making it a safe area for bathing. Carbis Bay beach is one of a chain of beaches that make up St Ives Bay. The Most Beautiful Bays in the World Organisation listed St Ives Bay as one of the world’s best. Surrounded by sub-tropical plants and lapped by turquoise waters, Carbis Bay beach truly is a piece of paradise.

Located only a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of St. Ives, Carbis Bay offers a perfect place for visitors who are looking for a relaxing location. St Ives can be reached from Carbis Bay within 5 minutes on the scenic rail line from Carbis Bay station. The train service running from Carbis Bay to St Ives operates throughout the year. Another option is to take a beautiful walk along the cliffs to St Ives. This is a 20 minute walk and we recommend taking it at least once during your stay.

Boasting spectacular sea views, Carbis Bay, is an ideal choice for guests looking for luxury self catering accomodation.

There is an abundance of options for dining out in and around Carbis Bay and St Ives. Whilst St Ives offers a greater choice in number and quality there are a number of very good places to eat close by in Carbis Bay or a short drive away in Penzance.

St. Ives and the surrounding areas

The spectacular, natural light has attracted artists to St Ives for centuries and is the proud home to The Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Gallery and Museum. Seals, dolphins and basking sharks are regular visitors to the bay, and from St Ives you can take the road (B3306) to Sennen, which is one of the most scenic in Britain.

Also worth a short drive or walk is Trencrom Hill where both the Atlantic and English Channel coasts can be seen from Godrevy to St Michael’s Mount; or take the cliff walk east past Porth Kidney Beach towards Lelant for views not to be missed!

A visit to the Minack Theatre is also stunning, where the view from the car park takes in the beautiful blue Porthcurno Sea. The historic town of Marazion, with St Michael’s Mount rising from the sea, can be reached on foot by causeway at low tide, or by small ferry at high tide.

Head north up the coast to the long, sweeping beach and sand dunes at Hayle, stretching up to Godrevy Lighthouse, Gwithian for surfing and beyond to Portreath.