Coordinates: 50°11′48″N 5°27′54″W / 50.19659, -5.46505

Cornwall UK location map
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Carbis Bay shown within Cornwall

Sketch map showing Carbis Bay within St Ives Bay


The beach at Carbis Bay

Carbis Bay from St.Ives

Carbis Bay from St. Ives

Carbis Bay (Cornish: Karrbons) is a village and seaside resort in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It lies one mile south of St Ives on the west side of St Ives Bay on the Atlantic coast[1].

Carbis Bay is almost contiguous with the town of St Ives and is in St Ives civil parish. However, it is often considered to be part of Lelant, an older settlement one mile south. The 2001 census gave the combined population of Carbis Bay and Lelant as 3482[2].

The village of Carbis Bay overlooks the eponymous bay which is bounded to the west by Porthminster Point and to the east by Hawke's Point. The bay has a popular family beach.

Wheal Providence in Carbis Bay is the type locality of the mineral Connellite.[3]

Popularity Edit

Carbis Bay is popular with tourists and the South West Coast Path (the longest National Trail in the United Kingdom) passes the village. The St Ives Bay Line railway (one of the few profit-making branch lines in the UK serves the village.

Notable structures Edit

  • The Knill Monument, known locally as "The Steeple", a 50-foot (15 m) high monument to John Knill, mayor of nearby St Ives during the 18th century, stands on a hillside behind the village.
  • The Parish Church (dedicated to St Anta and All Saints) contains a peal of ten bells, the largest peal in a Cornish parish church[4].


  • St Uny Primary School a Church of England School voluntarily controlled by the Diocese of Truro, situated in Carbis Bay.

Transport Edit


Carbis Bay railway station

Carbis Bay railway station is conveniently situated on the cliff above the beach. It is on the St Ives Bay Line, which connects it to St Ives, Lelant, and St Erth. St Erth station is the connection to the Main line to London Paddington.

To avoid congestion in Carbis Bay and St Ives, motorists are encouraged to park at the Park and Ride at Lelant Saltings railway station and use the train.

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 203 Land's End ISBN 9780319231487
  2. ^ Cornwall Population
  3. ^ "Wheal Providence, Providence Mines, Carbis Bay, Lelant, St Ives District, Cornwall, England, UK". Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  4. ^ Dove, R. H. (1982) A Bellringer's Guide to the Church Bells of Britain and Ringing Peals of the World, 6th ed. Guildford: Viggers
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