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 seasonal dog restrictions not allowing dogs between 10am - 6pm
- 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 12.9℃ to 16.8℃ with wind speed 10.4 m/sec (S)
Expect a temp in the range 12.1℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 13.2℃ to 14.2℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 12.3℃ to 12.9℃ with wind speed 9 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 14.2℃ to 15.5℃ with wind speed 6.5 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 14.8℃ to 16.6℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 10.7℃ to 12.3℃ with wind speed 6.8 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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