The centre of the beach is home to all the facilities, car park and the Carbis Bay Hotel which has extensive grounds leading down to the edge of the beach. Being north by northeast facing, the beach rarely gets surf and is a family friendly beach. Away from the central facilities, the beach meanders away to rocky edges. The east side of the beach, at low tide, can dry out to connect with the RSPB bird sanctuary beach of Porthkidney Sands which adds another mile and a half to anybody wishing to take a stroll. Tidal considerations are important but the coastal footpath runs along the back of the beach so being cut of by the tide is unlikely. Special care needs to be taken near Carrick Gladden (Hawks Point) as this is the only area that could suffer from tidal influence.
Carbis Bay is adjacent to the South West Coast Path.
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The tide at Carbis Bay is currently high. Low tide will be at approximately 12:28 AM tomorrow, and the next high tide will be at approximately 6:18 AM tomorrow.
Approximate sea surface temperature: 15.9°CDetailed weather and tides »
Pay parking during the Summer and free parking out of season.
Dogs are not allowed on the beach from the first Sunday before Easter to 30th September, when a seasonal dog ban is in place.
Cleaned manually at regular intervals.
Daily - 9th July - 4th September
Excellent water quality
From £2168.00 per week at Sykes Holiday Cottages
From £4891.00 per week at Sykes Holiday Cottages
From £4151.00 per week at Sykes Holiday Cottages
From £4126.00 per week at Sykes Holiday Cottages
The Coach House
From £3460.00 per week at Sykes Holiday Cottages
From £2091.00 per week at Sykes Holiday Cottages
Cornwall Coast Path (0.4 miles)
Kidz R Us (1.2 miles)
Escape Time - St Ives (1.2 miles)
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (1.3 miles)
Godrevy (3.5 miles)
South West Coast Path - Godrevy Head (4.3 miles)
All distances are approximate
around 3 miles east-northeast as the seagull flies, around 8 miles by road.
around 4 miles northeast as the seagull flies, around 8 miles by road.
around 9 miles east-northeast as the seagull flies, around 14 miles by road.
less than a mile east-southeast as the seagull flies, less than a mile by road.
around 2 miles east-northeast as the seagull flies, around 7 miles by road.
around 7 miles south-southeast as the seagull flies, around 12 miles by road.
around 5 miles south as the seagull flies, around 7 miles by road.
around 6 miles south as the seagull flies, around 10 miles by road.
around 7 miles south-southwest as the seagull flies, around 11 miles by road.
around 5 miles west as the seagull flies, around 8 miles by road.
less than a mile northwest as the seagull flies, around 2 miles by road.
Location: Carbis Bay
Location type: Town
OS Grid: SW528389
Local Authority: Cornwall
Parish: St. Ives
Nearest postcode: TR26 2NN
(for sat-nav purposes only, a beach does not have a postal address!)
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