Carbis Bay Beach


Carbis Bay is a sandy beach located in St Ives Bay and a resort in its own right.

The beach has very safe bathing due to the sheltered aspect and calm sea.

The beach is part of a resort and has facilities, although a small car park with a cheaper option either at the station or the long-stay a little up the road, although a steep hilly walk. Like most St Ives beaches it is best to park outside at St Erth station and catch the train in and Carbis Bay has a stop just behind the beach or you can take a walk along the coast path from St Ives.

If you want to get away from people and are not bothered about facilities then you can take the 10-minute walk along the coast path to Porth Kidney beach.

The beach has seasonal lifeguards and options to rent canoes and SUPs.

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

Carbis Bay Beach has dog restrictions. Carbis Bay beach has seasonal dog restrictions not allowing dogs between 10am - 6pm

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 50 beaches around Penwith Peninsula, 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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.

Carbis Bay Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Penwith Peninsula, Cornwall

Expect a temp in the range 7.4℃ to 8.1℃ with wind speed 12.7 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Dec 05
Expect a temp in the range 7.8℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 11.2 m/sec (NNW)
Monday, Dec 06
Expect a temp in the range 8.1℃ to 10.1℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (WSW)
Tuesday, Dec 07
Expect a temp in the range 8.4℃ to 9.7℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Dec 08
Expect a temp in the range 6℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 11.5 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Dec 09
Expect a temp in the range 7.1℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 9.8 m/sec (NNW)
Friday, Dec 10
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (WSW)

Penwith Peninsula weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Carbis Bay Beach tide times.

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