Guide to Cornwall's beaches

Carbis Bay

Carbis Bay beach

Large sheltered sandy beach suitable for families with plenty of facilities close by.
The beach is protected both by it's aspect and the large tree covered cliffs - a rarity on the North Cornish Coast. At lower tides it is possible to walk past the headland at the eastern end of the beach to Porthkidney Sands

Also known as:

Barrepta Cove

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

RNLI lifeguards daily from 7 July - 2 September

Dogs friendly beach?

Seasonal dog ban. Easter day to 1st October

dog friendly beaches »


TR26 2NW

OS grid ref.

SW 5287 3894


Beach shop, cafe and toilets. Also has a lost child centre, first aid post


Plenty of parking available in beachfront carpark