Carbis Bay


Bright blue, bright hydrangeas, bright color, everywhere. The vibe is Mediterranean summer. The mood is Cape Cod beach vacation. It’s fresh. It’s wide open and packed. This is, in spite of everything my senses communicate to me, England. 


Day 3, Cornwall Trip

It was only early afternoon when we decided to leave St Ives to find a different beach nearby. To be honest, we would have spent all day on St Ives gorgeous beach, but I had left my bathing suit in the car at the top of the hill, so that seemed like a good catalyst to explore more of Cornwall. And that is how we ended up here, at a place called Carbis Bay, which was not physically too far from St Ives, but felt like an entirely different world. Amalfi Coast kind of world. We parked way up a hill again and walked, this time under a giant stone arch bridge. The beach was packed, alive. Families, couples, people swimming, a cafe. The water was cold.We laid in the sun. It started to rain lightly. Sun showers on a summer day. 


Cornwall, UK

When: July 2019

How long: 4 days (including 2 days of driving), 3 nights

Via: Drove our car 6 hours from Cambridge. We stopped in Portishead for lunch along the way. 

Stayed: Bright Flat nr Sea Front, Penzance 

Ate – Day 3: The Harbour Seafood Restaurant, St. Ives (lunch), Willy Wallers, St. Ives (icecream), The Tinners Arms, Zennor (drinks, snacks), The Dolphin Tavern, Penzance (dinner), Waterside Meadery, Penzance (drinks), Admiral Benbow (drinks)

Did – Day 3: St. Ives Harbour, Carbis Bay, pub trivia board games in the garden at The Tinners Arms, the deck at Waterside Meadery, pirate pinball at Admiral Benbow 


You can read more about our first two days in Cornwall, here: MarazionLizard. More on St Ives, here

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