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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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                                                              Lovely apartment with great panoramic views

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              We had a great holiday at the apartment. It's a real "home from home" and is very well equipped. It is a huge bonus having a parking space in St Ives and it's only a short walk in to the town - although it's all uphill on the way back which could be difficult for anyone with mobility issues! We have been visiting St Ives for many decades and this apartment is definitely to be recommended. It's very clean, comfortable and has everything you need for a lovely holiday.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 21-May-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                              Quite simply the best location in Carbis Bay

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                                                              When you arrive at Beach View you soon realize that this apartment looks even better than the photos. Truly breathtaking views form the lounge of Carbis Bay beach with St Ives in the distance and panoramic views of the ocean. The apartment itself is stunning and immaculate throughout. Fabulous kitchen and a gorgeous bathroom. Bedrooms are spacious and very comfortable. You get your own covered car parking space which is directly opposite the apartments. The apartment is huge ( 40 foot long hallway !! ) and catered for our needs perfectly. Beautiful sunset evenings spent sipping wine on the patio watching the enchanting lights of St Ives. Carbis Bay station is only a 2 minute walk and trains run every half an hour into St Ives or if you prefer you can take the beautiful coastal path and be in St Ives in approx 45 minutes. I cannot recommend this property highly enough and would recoomend it to both couples and families. Bryan and Paul the owners are just the nicest people you could wish to meet and handle bookings and queries extremely efficiently. My wife and i have decided that this is the only place that we wish to stay when visiting Cornwall and will be booking again soon for next year. Book it and see for yourself, you will not be disappointed having discovered one of the true gems of Cornwall.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 13-May-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Apr 2016

                                                              Amazing

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                                                              We arrived at Bluerock early after a long drive and was blown away by the views from the top of the house. The management are there to meet and hand over all the details to you, and although we didn't need them they are there at the end of the phone if you do. We were equally impressed with the the rest of the house, it is equipped to a very high spec and contains everything you could possibly need to use for making a snack or a banquet. It is kept clean and to a very high standard. Bluerock is in a perfect location with a 10 minute walk into town, to the beach or the train station. Plenty of local eating places around the bay. Cannot wait to book fir next year.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 11-May-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Apr 2016