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About Carbis Bay & St Ives

The coastal train from St Ives to St Erth


About a mile along the coast from St Ives lies the quiet village of Carbis Bay. The village has a beautiful beach popular with families and offers a more sedate and spacious setting for a holiday with ample parking, shops and amenities.

Carbis Bay affords visitors easy access to St Ives via the quaint three minute train ride. Visitors young and old love the train journey with its beautiful views out to sea. 

Alternatively, for those who wish to enjoy the stunning surroundings at a more sedate pace, a twenty minute stroll along the pretty coastal path from Carbis Bay brings you to Porthminster Beach in St Ives. We recommend following this fabulous walk with a traditional Cornish Cream Tea!

St Ives has it all - fabulous beaches with soft, pale sand and calm turquoise seas, narrow cobbled streets, flower filled courtyards, award winning gardens, and all the character of a lovely Cornish fishing harbour.

The area is famous for its beautiful light which has drawn many artists to establish themselves in the town. There are many galleries including the famous Tate St Ives. There is a wide range of restaurants and pubs offering all types of cuisine, especially the wonderful freshly caught seafood and fabulous just baked, authentic Cornish Pasty.

St Ives has a mediterranean ambience and the atmosphere in the town is a vibrant and colourful combination of traditional fishing harbour and contemporary, youthful surf scene. St Ives appeals to visitors of all ages.

Beautiful St Ives Harbour

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