Carbis Bay has a fantastic golden sandy beach which alone is a great reason to visit.

There is also a network of footpaths and access to the South West Coast Path, so it’s great for walkers as well as sun seekers.

  • Golden Beaches
  • Walking on the South West Coast Path

Carbis Bay

Carbis Bay Beach
Carbis Bay beach is 1 mile of award-winning golden sands. The centre of the beach, near to the Carbis Bay Hotel, has all the facilities. The beach rarely gets surf so is very safe for families.

Walking the South West Coast Path
There are a variety of walks that start from Carbis Bay of varying length and difficulty.  The walk from Carbis Bay to St Ives is a good starting point at only 1 mile.


Photo: Carbis Bay beach by Matt Brown under Creative Commons license.

Carbis Bay Station Information

Carbis Bay is on the St Ives Bay Line. The station is unstaffed so tickets need to be bought from the guard on the train. There is a long, steep ramp to access this station.  Carbis Bay station, Porthrepta Road, Carbis Bay, St Ives, TR26 2NN

Buying Tickets to Carbis Bay

St Ives Bay Line Ranger



Travel the line as much as you like for one day. Valid after the morning peak, and anytime weekends or Bank Holidays.

Great fares from further afield




Adult Off-Peak Day Return

Fares explained

40 min

Approximate journey time




Adult Off-Peak Day Return

Fares explained

1 hour

Approximate journey time


The St Ives Bay Line

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