Carbis Bay is the perfect destination for those that want paradise beach life a pebble’s throw from the heart of St Ives’ art, culture and foodie hub. With its palm-fringed sandy beach, water sports, ocean-side spa and sea view dining options.
Carbis Bay is an idyllic spot to dip a toe in the luxury coastal lifestyle. We’ve got a selection of contemporary apartments overlooking the family-friendly Carbis Bay beach, as well as luxury holiday homes within easy reach of the golden sands. All of our self-catering accommodation is decked out with mod cons including Wifi, and many of our properties come with complimentary access to the world-class C Bay spa.
An easy 30-minute walk along the South West Coast Path, or 5 minutes on the coastal railway from the buzzing town and beaches of St Ives, Carbis Bay offers a more serene scene than its neighbour. If you’re looking for laid-back beach life look no further than the pearly sands of Carbis Bay, with its blue flag water quality, seasonal lifeguards, low-tide rock-pooling and excellent beachside facilities.
Offering a plethora of water sports for the whole family, it’s the perfect place to castaway on a stand-up paddleboard, kayak or sailing boat, or come face-to-face with the fascinating sea life on a snorkelling adventure or a tour on a Hawaiian outrigger canoe. If you want to escape the beach-bound masses and walk the dog on a mile of crowd-free sands, hop along the coast path to the pristine Porthkidney Sands – dubbed ‘Happy Dog Beach’ by the locals.
Whether you board the coastal railway, hop in a taxi or walk the scenic mile along the South West Coast Path, it’s easy to reach the bounty of St Ives, from the internationally-renowned galleries and Michelin-starred foodie hotspots to the picturesque harbour beaches lined with ice cream kiosks, pasty outlets and cosy seaside pubs.
Yet while St Ives is hot on the heels of Padstow for its gastronomic reputation, Carbis Bay also has its own cluster of up-and-coming restaurants and is fast-chasing the fame of its neighbour. Lap up Mediterranean vibes and flavours at the Beach Club Restaurant, or tuck into rustic dishes and rare vintages in The Vineyard Table at Scarlet Wines.
Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly, dog-friendly or baby-friendly holiday cottage, all of our stylish self-catering accommodation in Carbis Bay is decked out to the highest standards with all mod cons. Many of our properties in Carbis Bay also come with complimentary access to the world-class C Bay spa – one of the UK’s finest spa destinations offering Lava Shell massages, body wraps and bath rituals in a luxurious space by the sea.
Barepta Cove Apartments are situated on Headland Road on the old site of the Tregorran Hotel. This stunning development is perfectly positioned to maximise the views across Carbis Bay beach (formerly known as Barepta Cove) and towards St Ives.
Carbis Beach Apartments are located in a commanding position directly above Carbis Bay beach with stunning view across The Bay to St Ives and Godrevy Lighthouse.
Carrack Gladden Apartments are perfectly positioned directly above the beach at Carbis Bay, boasting stunning elevated panoramic views across St Ives Bay from St Ives harbour to Godrevy Lighthouse.
Chy-an-Kerris is situated on Headland road and boasts panoramic views across Carbis Bay blue flag beach and St Ives. The house is set in beautiful sub-tropical gardens which have spectacular views. Former home of renowned artist Barbara Hepworth.
Compass Point is a prestigious development of purpose-built luxury apartments, situated in a prime position on the seaward side of Carbis Bay, with the majority of properties offering stunning views of the sea and surrounding coastline.
Cornwallis Apartments are a prestigious development of eight spacious apartments on the site of the former Cornwallis Hotel on Headland Road in Carbis Bay. With dramatic views along Carbis Bay beach across to St Ives and to Godrevy Lighthouse.
Godrevy View Apartments are located on St Ives Road, ideally positioned to take advantage of the short walk down to the Blue Flag award winning golden sands of Carbis Bay beach or for the bus routes to St Ives and the surrounding area.
Gwel Marten Apartments occupy a superb position on Headland Road at Carbis Bay. With dramatic views along Carbis Bay beach across to St Ives and Godrevy Lighthouse in the other direction.
Carbis Bay has a number of artists' cottages, self catering beach houses and villas that have been carefully designed, or renovated specifically to provide luxury holiday accommodation.
Kelwyn Court Apartments are conveniently position on Valley Road close to St Ives Road, a short bus ride into town or a scenic amble through the delightful valley takes you to the Blue Flag Carbis Bay beach.
Logans Court Apartments are a small development of five modern apartments on Boskerris Crescent in Carbis Bay overlooking St Ives Bay with a clear view to St Ives and The Island.
Mariners Loft is one Carbis Bay's most prestigious developments comprising 2 semi-detached houses: 'Starboard' and 'Portside', located within 150 metres of the beach and a short walk to the station.
Penreen is a select development of 4 apartments on Boskerris Road, set back from St Ives Road but conveniently positioned to take advantage of the bus routes to St Ives and other local destinations..
Pentowan Court Apartments is in a wonderful elevated position on Headland Road at Carbis Bay. Formally a guest house and now converted to 5 apartments with a communal sunny garden, allocated parking is provided.
Poppies is a small collection of three contemporary coastal cottages following the conversion of the popular guest house of the same name.
Riverside offers a wonderful central location ideal for easy access to St Ives and the surrounding area. Carbis Bay beach is just a short walk away via the beautiful wooded Carbis Valley, pet friendly and child friend, perfect for a relaxing self cater
Riviera Apartments is a select development of apartments on the seaward side of Carbis Bay. The Penthouse apartments offer outstanding views of Carbis Bay across St. Ives Bay.
Sandsifters is a select development of three terraced houses designed in reverse level to maximise the stunning panoramic views across St Ives Bay from its elevated position in Carbis Bay, convenient for the beach and railway station.
Sea Urchin Apartments at the end of Headland Road, occupy perhaps one of the most stunning locations in West Cornwall, on the South West Coastal Path from Carbis Bay to Lelant.
St Uny Apartments are a select development of 7 purpose-built contemporary apartments on Boskerris Road, Carbis Bay, some apartments are seaward facing and enjoy fantastic views from St Ives to Godrevy Lighthouse and beyond.
The Sands Apartments are a prestigious development of contemporary apartments of various designs, ideally positioned to maximise the views across St. Ives Bay and convenient for the Blue Flag accredited Carbis Bay beach.
The Spinnakers is a quality development of eight luxury apartments on Valley Road on the seaward side of Carbis Bay, divided into two phases of four apartments some of which enjoy stunning coastal views from their elevated position.
Tol Pedn House is a select development of three contemporary apartments on the seaward side of Carbis Bay. Headland Road is the ideal location for your holiday apartment being a short walk to Carbis Bay station.
Tremorna is ideally located on Wheal Margery, allowing you to enjoy the stunning views across St Ives Bay. Set in a peaceful location, it is perfect for those wishing to escape the throng of everyday life.
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