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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 & has a seaside award
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 from 15 May and 30 September between 10 am - 6 pm

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

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Carbis Bay 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

Todaycloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7℃ to 7.9℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, Dec 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Dec 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.7℃ to 3.7℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Dec 08partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.6℃ to 5℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Dec 09fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.1℃ to 4℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Dec 10fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.5℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Dec 11partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.8℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (NW)

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

Carbis Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Carbis Bay Beach is at St. Ives 2.36 km (1.47 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Mon 05 Dec
   High Tide at 02:58 (Height 5.88m)
   Low Tide at 09:27 (Height 1.65m)
   High Tide at 15:17 (Height 6.12m)
   Low Tide at 21:47 (Height 1.52m)
Tue 06 Dec
   High Tide at 03:39 (Height 6.08m)
   Low Tide at 10:07 (Height 1.54m)
   High Tide at 15:57 (Height 6.21m)
   Low Tide at 22:23 (Height 1.46m)
Wed 07 Dec
   High Tide at 04:16 (Height 6.21m)
   Low Tide at 10:44 (Height 1.48m)
   High Tide at 16:35 (Height 6.25m)
   Low Tide at 22:58 (Height 1.43m)
Thu 08 Dec
   High Tide at 04:51 (Height 6.29m)
   Low Tide at 11:18 (Height 1.47m)
   High Tide at 17:09 (Height 6.24m)
   Low Tide at 23:30 (Height 1.46m)
Fri 09 Dec
   High Tide at 05:24 (Height 6.30m)
   Low Tide at 11:51 (Height 1.51m)
   High Tide at 17:43 (Height 6.17m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:03 (Height 1.53m)
   High Tide at 05:57 (Height 6.26m)
   Low Tide at 12:27 (Height 1.59m)
   High Tide at 18:19 (Height 6.06m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:38 (Height 1.64m)
   High Tide at 06:34 (Height 6.15m)
   Low Tide at 13:03 (Height 1.72m)
   High Tide at 18:55 (Height 5.90m)

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