Carbis Bay is a sandy beach about a mile east of St Ives and a resort in its own right.

Very safe bathing due to sheltered aspect and calm sea. Also ideal for windsurfing and water-skiing.

All facilities close to the beach, although a small car park and lifeguards during the summer.

Carbis Bay Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Carbis Bay Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Penwith Peninsula, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  • Good: generally good water quality
  • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.


7 Day Weather Forecast

Our weather forecast for Penwith Peninsula in Cornwall is split into two widgets. The first shows a timeline containing temperature, wind, sunrise/sunset and chance of rain, whilst the second shows the forecast for the week ahead including severe weather alerts when available.

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1 Review on “Carbis Bay Beach (Cornwall)”

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  • Barnsey Post author

    A wonderful sandy beach, parking right on the beach, food available and a beach shop.
    Close to St.Ives and accessible by train as well.

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