Spherical panoramic photo of Carbis Bay beach near St Ives. This was my favourite beach as a kid, and for good reason. It's got plenty to explore - caves, rock pools, a river and it gets just enough surf to keep things interesting when you are knee-high!
As a regular winner of the coveted Blue Flag award Carbis Bay has all the facilities and both the beach and sea are exceptionally clean. It's a far cry from 150 years ago when the valley here was the site of a big mining operation.