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Carbis Bay

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About Carbis Bay

Facing northeast and just one mile east of St Ives, the beach rarely has any surf so makes for an ideal spot for families with toddlers as the sea here is perfect for swimming. Served by the picturesque St Ives branch line and around a mile long, the golden sands bathe in the bright light of west Cornwall and a short walk on the east side of the beach at low tide brings you to Porth Kidney sands where you’ll find a RSPB bird sanctuary, an important habitat for sea birds.

Part of an array of beaches that make up St Ives Bay, listed as one of the world’s best by the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Organisation, the beach at Carbis Bay is surrounded by sub-tropical plants and lapped by turquoise waters which just might just have you thinking you were somewhere much further south.

Scenic bus routes in Carbis Bay

Penzance | Lands End | St Ives open top bus – Lands End Coaster from First Kernow / Adventures by Bus – Scenic Bus

Lands End Coaster

Open-top bus service between Penzance, Lands End, St Just, St Ives and Penzance

Visit the south western most tip of the country and take in the sublime views with the wind rustling through your hair from the top deck.

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