BARREPTA BEACH, CARBIS BAY
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. Privately owned by the Carbis Bay Hotel.
MCS Recommended from 2009 to 2013 for having excellent water quality
Take beach turning in Carbis Bay on the coast road between Lelant and St Ives and go all the way down the steep hill. Also convenient to local trains and buses.
Lat: 50.2N Long: 5.5W
Swimming & Surfing
Very safe bathing and almost always very calm conditions. Lovely spot for children.
Occasionally good surf but takes a big swell to get going as it is fairly sheltered. When it does work there can be a wedgey, sometimes hollow wave at the right end of the beach. It is however affected by back-wash towards higher tides. Works on winds from southwest round to north-nor-west.
Watersports are restricted and power craft are banned.
Beach shop, cafe and toilets. Also has a lost child centre, first aid post. RNLI Lifeguards operating on this beach from July 6th to September 8th 2013.
Plenty of parking available in beachfront car park.
Pay parking during the Summer, free out of season.
Dog ban in place from 1st May to 30th September, between 8:00am and 7:00pm.
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