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 from 15 May and 30 September between 10 am - 6 pm

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.

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Carbis Bay Beach Photos

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

Expect a temp in the range 12.6℃ to 13.8℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (NW)
Tuesday, Jul 05
Expect a temp in the range 12.6℃ to 14.2℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NW)
Wednesday, Jul 06
Expect a temp in the range 13.8℃ to 15.2℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (WNW)
Thursday, Jul 07
Expect a temp in the range 15.1℃ to 15.6℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Jul 08
Expect a temp in the range 15.2℃ to 15.8℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Jul 09
Expect a temp in the range 15.2℃ to 15.8℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (NNE)
Sunday, Jul 10
Expect a temp in the range 15.2℃ to 15.9℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (N)

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

Carbis Bay Beach Tide Times

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