Find the best place to stay — Carlyon Bay

Where to stay around Carlyon Bay?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,003 holiday lettings near Carlyon Bay. From 568 cottages to 168 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 Carlyon Bay is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens: 4,216 holiday lettings
  • Eden Project: 4,155 holiday lettings
  • Cornwall's Crealy Adventure Park: 3,695 holiday lettings
  • Polperro Harbour: 2,295 holiday lettings
  • Porthpean Beach: 4,302 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Carlyon 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 Carlyon Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 568 cottages in Carlyon Bay. Our other popular types of Carlyon Bay holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 168 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 144 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 71 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 Carlyon Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 46 holiday homes with pool available in Carlyon Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Cottages in Carlyon Bay, Cornwall your home away from home

    Carlyon Bay is a delightful sandy beach resort close to St Austell on the south coast of Cornwall. It has a pleasant beach suitable for families and there is often live entertainment in the evenings. The surrounding area was once dependant upon the tin mining industry and fishing. The nearest town is St Austell and it has a main street of small shops, supermarkets, banks and cafés. The St Austell Brewery can be toured and it produces cask ales for the local pubs.

    The area is well known for its small fishing harbours and whitewashed cottages in the rural villages. It is a beautiful area for walking, with high banks full of wild flowers lining the winding lanes. The South West coastal path provides many walks with sea views, although it can be hilly and strenuous in places.

    Things to Do at Carlyon Bay, Cornwall Visit the Local Pubs

    St Austell and the surrounding villages all have old pubs and inns which date back to smuggling times. They serve excellent pub food in charming surroundings and often have the local St Austell Brewery beer on tap.

    Explore National Trust Gardens

    Cornwall has some exceptional gardens full of colour in the spring with camellias, azaleas and exotic flowering trees. In the summer the herbaceous beds are a delightful sight. Lanhydrock and Trelissick Garden are two of the most lovely, both just a short drive from your Carlyon Bay holiday rental. Golf

    One of the best ways to enjoy the rolling countryside and sea views is from one of the local golf clubs. Play a round at Porthpean Golf Club, 2 miles from Carlyon Bay or at St Austell Golf Club just down the road from your vacation home in Carlyon Bay.

    Places to Visit Near Carlyon Bay, Cornwall


    Fowey, pronounced “Foy” is just 4 miles away and is a historic harbour town with quaint streets lined with small local shops. St Catherine’s Castle is an interesting and historic place to visit.

    Eden Project

    This unique project is located in a former clay pit. Giant biomes create different climates and grow Tropical and Mediterranean plants in a re-created setting, complete with waterfall and full-size trees. A café and outdoor gardens make this a full day out.


    This historic old working port is a delightful place to visit. It has retained its old characterful cottages and is used as the setting for period dramas and historical films. The inner harbour often has tall ships moored on the quay. There is a fascinating Shipwreck Rescue and Heritage Centre full of exhibits from shipwrecks, smuggling and the sea.

    Weather in Carlyon Bay

    Cornwall generally has mild winters along the coast and reasonably warm summers. Average temperatures throughout the year range from 8-19°C (46-66°F) with the heaviest rain showers between October and February.

    Travel to Carlyon Bay

    Cornwall is served by the local airport at Newquay which has regular flights from London. The area is also accessible by rail to Bugle, Losthwithiel and Bodmin stations, all within 9 miles of your holiday home rental at Carlyon Bay. However, a car is necessary to make the most of exploring this delightful area. Take the M5 and then either the A30 or the A38 to reach St Austell and Carlyon Bay.


    Attractions in and around Carlyon Bay

    First time in Carlyon Bay and looking for places to see? Some of the area's family-friendly attractions for travellers include Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens, Eden Project and Marsh Villa Gardens. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for beaches such as Porthpean Beach and Polkerris Beach, and green spaces such as Gribben Head and Pentewan Sands. Activities around the area include Cornwall Football Golf, Fowey Estuary and Readymoney Cove. Enjoy a visit to Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, Charlestown Harbour and St Austell Brewery during your stay. Why not also add The Parish Church of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary or Wheal Martyn China Clay Country Park to your agenda?