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Top 10 Recommended Things To Do in Carbis Bay


Carbis Bay Beach, Cornwall

Marked Barrapta Cove or Carbis Bay on the Ordnance Survey Explorer 102 'Land's End' map, this cracking beach runs along the coast below Carbis Bay train station.

South West Coast Path, Beginning

From Carbis Bay, we'd recommend following the South West Coast Path to Porthminster Beach and then St Ives. In clean and bright light, the walk along the coast of this famous town is special.

Porthminster Beach, Cornwall

Porthminster Beach is a super stretch of sand with great views across the water to St Ives Harbour and Beach. There are good facilities at the back of Porthminster. At the end of St Ives Bay Line, it gets busy.

St Ives Harbour

At low tide, there's a good beach by Smeaton Pier in St Ives Harbour. Lots of pubs, restaurants and shops are nearby.

Tate St Ives, Cornwall

Tate St Ives is an internationally important museum located behind Porthmeor Beach. Also visit St Ives Barbara Hepworth Museum and Gardens.

St Ives Bay

If you're holidaying at Carbis Bay, make sure you explore the east and northern sections of St Ives Bay. There are impressive dunes systems, or towans, above the beaches.

Trencrom Hill, Cornwall

Leave the coastline and head inland. Follow St Michael's Way to Trencrom Hill. There are huge views from its summit.

Chysauster Ancient Village, Cornwall

Chysauster is an English Heritage property south west of Carbis Bay on The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula). Also visit English Heritage's Carn Euny Ancient Village.

The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula), Cornwall

Fringed by some of the best beaches in the UK, The Land's End Peninsula is south west of Carbis Bay. You'll also find superb prehistoric monuments and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

St Michael's Mount

St Michael's Mount is a National Trust property south of Carbis Bay. If you're up for the walk, yomp there from Carbis Bay on the St Michael's Way.