Carbis Bay Holidays :: Discover Cornwall
For that perfect Cornwall holiday, St Ives, Carbis Bay and Lelant are a perfect base for exploring Cornwall, where you will find has something for everyone! We have outlined what we feel are the highlights of this beautiful County, to help our guests plan their stay.
For those guests who haven't visited the area before, we hope we will inspire you to find a luxury Cornish holiday home with Carbis Bay Holidays. Once you have been to the St. Ives Bay area of West Cornwall, we are sure you will be hooked!
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St Ives holidays to remember. Famed for its beaches and azure blue sea, it’s tiny cobbled streets, the hidden corners of St Ives are waiting to be explored. St Ives is a world famous art centre with many galleries and studios including the Tate Gallery and the Barbara Hepworth Museum. It also has a well earned reputation for some of the best restaurants in Cornwall. St ... (more)
Carbis Bay - the hidden treasure of Cornwall. St Ives is considered to be the jewel in the crown of Cornwall, if so then Carbis Bay is a treasure waiting to be discovered. Carbis Bay beach is never overcrowded. The cliff walk to St Ives past the Carbis Bay Hotel is not to be missed, nor a walk around Hawkes Point to Porth Kidney Sands with spectacular views to ... (more)
Hawkes Point is at the eastern end of the delightful Carbis Bay beach, at low tide you can reach Porth Kidney Sands, a quiet and evocative beach that is still part of Carbis Bay. Porthkidney Sands stretches as far as the Hayle Estuary and is backed by sand dunes and unspoilt by buildings. The views across the beach to Godrevy create panoramic images which have be... (more)
Lelant is a pretty village with a large sandy beach on the seaward side and has the mouth of the Hayle estuary running alongside. Once an important port, it is still a busy haven for local fishing boats. The Hayle Estuary is a well renowned bird sanctuary a particular favourite with bird watchers. The oldest links course in Cornwall is between the beach and village, a golfers ... (more)
Throughout West Cornwall, there are a wealth of activities for all the family. Steeped in history and tradition there are also many festivals and events held throughout the year in the towns and villages. Whatever time of the year you visit West Cornwall, you will slowly discover the magic of the area, you will need to return to find out more. (more)
For lovers of the great outdoors West Cornwall is a paradise. At the south western tip of England, West Cornwall has been blessed with both a North Coast and a South Coast, providing a diverse wealth of rocky coves, windswept beaches, dramatic granite cliffs with crystal clear blue waters. The golden sands offer surfing, swimming, strolling along or simply just lazing and enjo... (more)
Your Cornwall family holiday may just involve relaxing on the child friendly beaches and helping the kids build sand castles, but there are a number of family attractions in the area that will keep all ages groups amused. A particular favourite of our guests' is the nearby Play Zone which has a superb soft play area. For kids days out a little further afield co... (more)
Cornwall offers the finest range of fresh, local produce, including home grown fruit and vegetables; free range meat and poultry, locally caught fish, award winning cheese and dairy, homemade jam and chutneys and locally brewed ale and cider.
The best places to buy these scrumptious products are from the local farm shops, farmers markets and roadside stalls dotted around the ... (more)
For the more energetic, Cornwall offers a range of holiday activities. From surfing to horse riding, kite surfing to coasteering, you will find something for everyone. You can choose to plan the activities yourself by using the information provided here. Alternatively there are a number of companies who specialise in arranging activities in Cornwall on yo... (more)
Based in the glorious West Cornwall you can slowly discover the heritage art and culture of the area. St Ives is renowned for it's light and has attracted artists to the town for many years, their legacy remains throughout West Cornwall The Art Pass offers visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy amazing exhibitions at six outstanding venues across West Cornwall. For the f... (more)
For lovers of West Cornwall and for any of those creative photographers or romantics who have enjoyed a sunrise or sunsets in this delightful part of England. If you are a previous guest of Carbis Bay Holidays, please email your Cornish gems and we will publish the image on this page and share your experience with others. For prospective guests who enjoy photog... (more)
Cornwall has a fascinating and diverse eco-system, from the tranquil seashore to the rugged moorland heaths. These wonderful habitats make Cornwall a fantastic wildlife haven.
For those that have not visited this beautiful part of the country before, we hope the following information inspires you to take a look at the wonderful wildlife around us. (more)
If St Ives hasn't seduced you into a state of relaxation, why not indulge in some calming pampering? With a great range of spas, beauty therapists, hair stylists and yoga classes to take advantage of in the local area.
Some of our luxury properties also provide free membership to Leisure Centres and Spas for guests during their holiday.
St Ives Leisure Centre ( Harper... (more)
Cornwall offers twelve designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the majority of West Cornwall included in this. This makes our spectacular area perfect for walking your best friend. St Ives and the surrounding area, offer some great days out with your dog, here are our personal favourites:
During the summer months, the staggering Chygurno garden at Lamorna Cov... (more)
Our guests can be assured of a first class service when staying in one of our beautiful coastal properties. Take a look below at the special benefits you can enjoy:
Guests are met at their holiday property by a representative of Carbis Bay Holidays during social hours. Outside of these times, keys can be collected from a secure key safe at our office located on ... (more)
Check availability and book a summer holiday in St Ives, voted Best Seaside Holiday Destination. (more)
We are now fully booked for the Whitsun bank holiday. (more)
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Live video stream across St Ives Bay and the Blue Flag Carbis Bay beach. (more)