Photo Diary: Carbis Bay turns Tropical

This February we were hit with freak sunshine and soaring temperatures of 20 degrees. As incredible as the weather was, it was also a reminder that global warming is very, very real.

Carbis Bay, St Ives

I’m one of those people that CAN’T stay inside when the sun is shining - and that’s just one of the main reasons why I decided to go freelance. Being able to go outside on my own terms is pretty important to me, so being able to spend a few hours on the beach during the day and then work in the evening is something that I am very much enjoying.

St Erth to St Ives train line - for the best views

Mumma T has recently retired from her job, so we both decided to make the most of the freedom with a beach trip to the gorgeous Carbis Bay near to St Ives. If you haven’t been to Carbis Bay, then I do suggest that you pay the beach a visit - hopefully my pictures alone will be enough to tempt you.

The famous train line from St Erth to St Ives goes straight through Carbis Bay and offers spectacular views of the Cornish coastline. If you’re looking to see this area of Cornwall quickly, then a journey on the train line would be a simple way to view some of Cornwall’s beauty from the comfort of a train.

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Carbis Bay

I’m pretty certain that I found my dream home in Carbis Bay. I hope that one day my house will have just as incredible views over the Atlantic like the beautiful building above. One can dream, right?

South West Coast Path - Carbis Bay to Porthkidney

There are a number of coastal paths that you can take - one of them being the spectacular Carbis Bay to Porthkidney walk that we used to do as young children during the summer holidays. Find the South West Coast Path right above Carbis Bay beach - click here for more information and directions.

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Meet me by the sea - frankie on the beach
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We also spotted some dolphins in the shallows at Carbis Bay but unfortunately I wasn’t quick enough to catch them on camera. An empty beach, incredible sunshine and dolphins - that’s definitely Cornwall at its best.

Carbis Bay Beach Club - for laid back vibes

After walking along the beach we decided to stop for coffee and cake at the Carbis Bay Beach Club Restaurant. I’m excited to visit the beach club in the summer, I can already imagine the laid back beach vibes! The Beach Club focuses on Mediterranean style food but all locally sourced and is the perfect place to sit back and watch the world go by. The interior is ridiculously cool and looks like it’s just been plucked out of Ibiza.

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Carbis Bay beach club
Carbis Bay hotel
Carbis Bay beach club
Carbis Bay in the Spring, Cornwall

Of course, there is also the stunning Carbis Bay Hotel which is home to a fine dining restaurant and terrace. There are also a number of self catering properties in Carbis Bay if you’re looking for your own private space.

Ideal for families, Carbis Bay is definitely up there as one of Cornwall’s most beautiful and cleanest beaches - there’s no surprise that it holds a blue flag!