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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.

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                                                                                                      Warm cosy with a modern twist. Very clean and comfortable.

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                                                                                                      Well placed for exploring the southern tip of Cornwall. Carbis bay is a beautiful small beach and has a train service into St Ives. Phil and Jacquie were very welcoming even leaving a bottle of wine, milk and biscuits. Children would love the resident horses and chicken's and our dog was made welcome. Would highly recommend.
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                                                                                                      Alovely apartment in a superb location.

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                                                                                                      This was our second stay here after previously enjoying a break with our Grandchildren. It's a beautiful bright clean and welcoming place with a homely loved feel about it. It has all you need for a comfortable stay-plenty of towels, lovely comfortable beds and a modern well designed kitchen with cooker, dishwasher fridge freezer etc. The apartment is designed with a nautical theme with lots of local artwork which was nice to see. There are added extras for families such as games books dvd's and body boards/ beach games. Without doubt the view over Carbis Bay to St Ives is what sells this apartment for us, waking up to this is simply magical! There are lots of amenities close by-supermarket, pub, fish n chips and train station plus of course a short walk down to the magnificent beach. Exploring Cornwall is easy from here and we particularly enjoyed Hayle Beach which is a 10 min drive away. All in all I cannot recommend this apartment highly enough and am sure we will be back!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017