Where to stay around Carbis Bay?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,429 holiday lettings near Carbis Bay. From 675 cottages to 308 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Carbis Bay is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Carbis Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Carbis Bay. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Carbis Bay Station: 2,942 holiday lettings
  • St Ives Harbour: 2,877 holiday lettings
  • Porthminster Beach: 2,875 holiday lettings
  • Porthmeor Beach: 2,857 holiday lettings
  • Cape Cornwall: 1,633 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Carbis Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Carbis Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 675 cottages in Carbis Bay. Our other popular types of Carbis Bay holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 308 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 304 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 50 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Carbis Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 90 holiday homes with pool available in Carbis Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    The perfect beach holiday begins with a holiday rental home or holiday cottage in Carbis Bay, Cornwall

    Carbis Bay is a village close to Lelant and St Ives in Cornwall. The village overlooks a bay around a family beach, which is bordered by Hawke's Point and Porthminster Point. Carbis Bay has a history of mining and fishing and today is a popular holiday destination. The South West Coastal Path runs through the village, as does one of the most picturesque railways in England, the St Ives Bay Line from St Erth.

    Places to holiday in Carbis Bay

    Carbis Bay has one of the most scenic bays in the world and the whole area operates totally around tourism. This means an enormous range of accommodation including beach houses, luxury flats and fishermen's cottages. Self catering holiday cottages are a good choice for families or as a base to explore Cornwall.

    Carbis Bay is only a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of St Ives and cottage holidays are perfect for relaxing on the Blue Flag accredited beach and to get away from it all. Cornish holiday cottages offer high standards for a home away from home experience with the option to eat in or out when you please, whereas mealtimes in a hotel restrict your day somewhat.

    There are three wrecks on the beach of Carbis Bay that make a pleasant short stroll before your breakfast in a holiday cottage. Alternatively the Carbis Bay Hotel's restaurant is open to non-residents.

    Things to do in Carbis Bay

    From shopping to sightseeing, surfing to golfing, walking to wildlife and horse riding to heritage sites, whatever your interests, you're sure to be spoilt for choice when you take a holiday rental home in Carbis Bay. It has so many places to see, attractions to visit, splendid natural scenery and many visitors find the areas beaches suffice.

    The beach at Carbis Bay is sheltered and the sea is calm and well suited to wind surfing and waterskiing. St Ives harbour is a suntrap; just the place for sunbathing and the longest beach in the area at Porthminster is sandy, sheltered and safe for swimming. The beach cafe has an exhibition by local artists. Porthgwidden Beach also offers safe swimming and Porthmeor is the best surfing beach. Other beaches to explore from your cottage include Porthkidney Sands, The Towans and Hayle Towans.

    Neighbouring St Ives is a picture postcard town with cobbled streets and quaint shops and alleyways, visit the Tate Gallery or the Barbara Hepworth Museum and try out the local specialities such as marinated pilchards, Cornish pasty, clotted cream teas, saffron cake, heavy cake and Cornish ice-cream. If the weathers not good where you are, or you want to travel further a field, then consider Flambards at Helston, the Eden Project at St Austell, Lands End, Dairyland Farm World and Newquay Zoo, The Cornish Cyder Farm at Penhallow or the National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek.

    Weather in Carbis Bay

    Carbis Bay's climate is influenced by the Gulf Stream and as the bay is sheltered it is suitable for holidays all year round.

    Travel to Carbis Bay

    Newquay and Plymouth airports serve Carbis Bay, as do the ports of Falmouth and Plymouth. The St Ives Bay railway station is above the beach and connects to the main line to London Paddington. There is a park and ride at Lelant Saltings.

    Activities and attractions in Carbis Bay

    Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Carbis Bay a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • West Cornwall Golf Club (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
    • Hayle Towans Beach (1.9 mi / 3 km)
    • Paradise Park and JungleBarn (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
    • Hayle Golf Range (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
    • Marazion Marsh (4.8 mi / 7.6 km)
    • Gwinear Pitch & Putt (5 mi / 8 km)

    Seasonal weather averages in Carbis Bay

    If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 18°F.

    Exploring the natural landscape of Carbis Bay

    Carbis Bay is famous for its pristine beaches, beautiful ocean views and beautiful gardens. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Carbis Bay is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Land's End (14.1 mi / 22.8 km)
    • Carbis Bay Beach (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
    • Porthminster Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
    • Porthgwidden Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
    • Porthmeor Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
    • Hayle Towans Beach (1.9 mi / 3 km)