Once known as Barrepta Cove, Carbis Bay Beach is a favourite choice for families. It is a far cry from its industrial past where fishing boats would be pulled up the beach and a large tin / copper mine, Wheal Providence, employed hundreds of people. There are still some traces with a couple of mine adits in the cliffs down the beach.
One of the features which makes Carbis Bay such an attractive beach is the wooded cliff-side, seen here stretching out to Porthminster Point.
Just past the end of the point you can make out the 'Island' in St ives about 2 miles away.