Carbis Bay


    Venue for G7 in 2021

    Carbis Bay came to the worlds attention in 2021 when the G7 summit was held there.


    About Carbis Bay

    Just a mile out of St Ives, Carbis Bay is the perfect destination for a relaxing day at the beach. The bay’s wooded cliffsides and situation in St Ives Bay assure tranquil clear blue waters, making it the ideal spot for swimming.

    The golden beach itself is perfect for soaking up the sun on warm summer days, or constructing elegant castles in the sand. While surfers might wish to look elsewhere for a swell, any with an interest in stand up paddle boarding or kayaking may just find that Carbis Bay ticks every box.

    Adjacent, you will find the picturesque town of St Ives allures with its cobbled streets, art galleries, and vibrant culture. Meander through narrow alleys adorned with boutiques, soaking in the artistic ambiance that inspired luminaries like Barbara Hepworth. Perhaps one of the most scenic railway journeys in Cornwall, there is a train connecting Carbis Bay and St Ives. Change at St Erth for the mainline to explore further afield.


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    • Carbis Bay Beach is open all year, and is free for all visitors.

    • There is a seasonal dog ban in place at Carbis Bay Beach in place from the 15th of May to the 30th of September, between 10am and 6pm. Dogs are welcome at all other times.

    • Carbis Bay Beach’s natural protection from the wind and swell leaves it with calm waters that are ideal for swimmers of all ages.

    • Carbis Bay is best known for its white beach and calm waters, which make it the perfect destination for swimmers. In 2021, it also hosted the 47th annual G7 summit.

    • There is a small car park with pay and display at the west end of the beach, or, if this is full, Porthrepta car park a few hundred yards away offers more spaces.

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