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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

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.

Charlestown

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.

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                                                                                                      Castle bay view falmouth

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The apartment was very very good, it was well appointed and the decor was 1970 ish with a modern twist to the style. The kitchen facilities catered from microwave to master chef depending on your want or desire. The views over the bay and the channel were better than the Internet pictures had indicated. We spent many a relaxing hour sitting in the swivel chairs using the binoculars (supplied) seeing the ships and birds out in the bay. Falmouth town (city) was only 15 mins walk and the station was 5 mins. We had a train ride to Looe an enjoyable day out. On another day we had a ferry boat to St Mawes - the gardens only open Wed & Fri - the castle every day ! The restaurant choices were very good :- burgers, stakes , fish & fish, vegetarian, Caribbean. Thai. You paid your money and made your choice we didn't have a bad one; don't forget to have a corniche ice cream delicious ! Falmouth and the apartment is a place we will return to one day.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Luxury accommodation in a coastal village

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A very comfortable week in a quiet area but easy travelling distance to many places. The apartment was beautifully equipped and the owners were so friendly and welcoming.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017