Carbis Bay, St Ives

Discover Carbis Bay & St Ives by Stand Up Paddleboard

With golden sands and calm turquoise waters, it is a perfect spot to refine your techniques, have fun or why not paddle to St Ives, passing Porthminster Beach and around in to St Ives Harbour.  

Keep a look out for seals.  Check out our Blog for a taste of our seal encounters.

Getting there Parking is extremely limited adjacent to the beach, so get there early.  Note the price has recently gone sky high even mid season. Alternatively leave board in the ruck sack and you could catch the train from the St Ives Park and Train sign posted from the A30.  It's a short walk down from the Station to the beach and is the most breath taking train journey in the world.  

Local Conditions The bay is sheltered from all but the largest swells.  It is sheltered in westerly winds but exposed particularly to easterly and northerly winds.  Be aware that the further you go from the beach the more likely you are to leave the shelter of the bay.  This is true also if you travel to St Ives. 

Safety It is a busy little spot which can provide both additional hazards of rented powerboats but also re assurance.

Why not read our Guide on How to Plan a Coastal SUP or join one of our Journey Planning Camping Weekends ?

For more information about hiring a SUP package

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