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.
One of the most beautiful beaches in Cornwall, Carbis Bay has very little parking so the best way to visit is by train, getting off at Carbis Bay station.
Buses replace trains: 4 Jan – 7 Feb 2021
To help provide a more comfortable journey and reliable service, Network Rail is carrying a 5-week-long track renewal project on the St Ives Bay Line (St Erth – St Ives) in early 2021. From Monday 4 January to Sunday 7 February 2021 buses will run every 30 minutes with all services calling at Carbis Bay. Services will also call hourly at Lelant. Replacement buses will depart at different times to normal trains in order to connect with trains at St Erth. Look up times.
The beach is a steep walk down from the station but there is usually plenty of space, soft white sands, turquoise waters and a café (eat-in or takeaway) on site.
If you don’t fancy the steep climb, then you can always take the train all the way to St Ives and walk to Carbis Bay along the South West Coast Path. The walk should take about 25 minutes (get directions) but the views out over the coast are spectacular.
With its mild climate, beautiful beaches of soft white sand and a famous Mediterranean light that has attracted artists for centuries, St Ives is rightly considered one of Cornwall’s gems.
There is a lovely walk on the South West Coast Path between the village of Lelant and St Ives station. As Lelant station has an infrequent service, we recommend you plan your trip carefully and take the train from St Ives to Lelant and then walk back.
St Erth is the Park & Ride station to visit St Ives by train. It’s conveniently located on the A30 (TR27 6JW) and has more than 500 spaces spread across its two car parks.