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4 Riviera Apartments - Oceana Carbis Bay

£384 - £970 per week

Riviera apartments are situated on the seaward side of Carbis Bay in a quiet setting. The apartments are of a generous size and comfortably accommodate a family of four, or two couples sharing. Oceana is located on the ground floor and is all on one level with a pleasant patio area from the kitchen and sitting room where you can enjoy the beautiful sea and coastal views. Carbis Bay train station is just a short walk away for guests wanting to explore St Ives without their car and the family-friendly Carbis Bay beach is just a further couple of minutes' walk from here.

*Dogs welcome until Dec 31st 2018 - sorry no pets allowed after this date.*

Sitting room

two leather sofas, Smart TV, DVD and music system, WiFi, door to patio balcony overlooking Carbis Bay with sea views.

Kitchen/dining room

Neff hide and slide oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, De Longhi coffee machine, Eames dining table and four chairs, sliding door to patio balcony with patio furniture and sea views.

Bedroom 1

king size double bed, TV and DVD, en suite shower room, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, window to rear of complex.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC and basin.

Additional information

gas central heating, allocated parking (steps from car park down to the apartment), 1 x high chair and 1 x travel cot provided - guests must bring own linen for the cot, please note that although the apartment is on the ground floor there are 38 steps down from the parking area, enclosed communal garden areas, pathway to the beach, WiFi, short breaks available.


First class apartment,fantastic location,we are back next May can't wait .

October 2019

Lovely bright, tastefully furnished appartment with excellent space and facilities in top location.

August 2019

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Carbis Bay

Enjoy a self catering holiday in Carbis Bay and take advantage of having immediate access to beautiful coastal path walks which lead left to the vibrant town of St Ives and right to Lelant and HayleAs well as being a stone’s throw from St Ives, Carbis Bay is also close to Hayle and the beautiful beaches of Gwithian. By choosing a self catering holiday in Carbis Bay you can enjoy your stay in a peaceful location, whilst being ideally placed to visit many of the wonderful attractions Cornwall has to offer.

Things to do near Carbis Bay


Staying in Carbis Bay means that you are just a short walk from the stunning Carbis Bay beach. Calm waters mean it's family-friendly, and watersports such as kayaking and stand up paddleboarding are on offer. The four beautiful beaches of St Ives are close by to the West and to the East, Hayle Towans offers a long expanse of sands backed by sand dunes.  For more information and more of our favourite beaches in the area check out our blog post on Sandy Beaches in West Cornwall.

Visit Scarlet Wines just down the Road from Carbis Bay in neighbouring village Lelant for a wide selection of locally sourced gourmet products. Perfect for a picnic at the beach or stocking up your self catering holiday cottage.

St Ives

St Ives is only a 30 minute walk along the coastal path and can also be reached on one of the most memorable and scenic train rides in the UK. Visit the thriving coastal town of St Ives and soak up the atmosphere on the harbour front. With a huge selection of restaurants, shops, galleries, and home to 4 stunning beaches, St Ives offers the perfect day out. Enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants in St Ives or retreat to Carbis Bay to relax in the comfort of your own home-from-home.

Paradise Park

A few miles from Carbis Bay, the Paradise Park wildlife sanctuary is home to over 650 birds, including parrots, flamingos and toucans, plus lots more wildlife such as red pandas, otters and red squirrels. Open all year round, Paradise Park is a great place to spend the day with the kids. 

St Michael's Mount

Take a short drive to the opposite coast and visit the iconic landmark of St Michael’s Mount. Cross the causeway by foot at low tide, or climb aboard the 'St Michael' amphibious vehicle at high tide. Described as 'the jewel in Cornwall's crown', St Michael's Mount really is a must see.

West Cornwall Golf Club

Regarded as one of the finest links courses in Cornwall, almost every hole provides panoramic views of St Ives Bay, and with a variety of weather conditions at different times of year, you can be sure to test your abilities! Enjoy a post-round drink and meal at the clubhouse, which overlooks the first tee. Find out more about West Cornwall Golf Club.


With St Ives close by, why not leave the car at home, and take the 20 minute walk into town, enjoying the views along the way? This gentle walk is a must at least once during your stay. 

For nature lovers, the Steeple Woods Nature Reserve is home to an abundance of wildlife and plants where you can explore the 40 acre space which overlooks St Ives. Check out our blog post on the Steeple Wood Stroll for more information.

For a slightly more adventurous walk, the St Michael's Way is a 12.5 mile trek starting at nearby Lelant, and finishing up at the stunning St Michael's Mount in Marazion. You'll need to refuel when you arrive so we've put together a Guide to eating out in Marazion to help you decide where to go. If the long walk back doesn't seem too appealing, you can always ride the open-top bus all the way home!

With so much to do within easy reach of Carbis Bay, you'll find plenty to keep yourselves entertained on a self catering holiday in Carbis Bay.

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Local events

St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

The 2018 shout will feature more than 20 sea shanty groups for a fun weekend of shanty singing, sailor and pirate themed fancy dress and beer. This year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal and takes place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

22nd - 23rd November 2019

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Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

Find unique Christmas presents and tasty treats at Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre. Stalls will be set up in various areas of the park, there will be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit and a chance to meet Santa too. 

30th November - 1st December 2019

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. 

14th December 2019 - 4th January 2020

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Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Visit Santa and his elves at the magical grotto at Paradise Park on selected dates in December. Tickets include a gift from Santa and there's no need to book, tickets are on sale on the day from 10am. 

TBC 15th - 24th December 2019 (selected dates)

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.

21st December 2019

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

23rd December 2019

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2019

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St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

4th February 2020

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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.

TBC 1st - 2nd March 2020

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

26th - 28th April 2020

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

27th April 2020

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

10th - 12th May 2020

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!

21st - 30th June 2020

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

3rd - 6th July 2020

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2020

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Hayle Fest

Enjoy a weekend of live music, local food and drink, food demonstrations, crafts and local goods stalls and much more! Don't miss out!

25th - 27th July 2020

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!

8th August 2020

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Newlyn Fish Festival

Newlyn Fish Festival is the biggest and best of its kind in the UK. Taste some of the finest seafood on offer and enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. Local fishmongers take part in the The Cornish fishmonger of the year competition and the popular 'Fishy Trail' is perfect to keep the kids entertained.

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 26th August 2020

St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

14th - 28th September 2020

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

First class apartment,fantastic location,we are back next May can't wait .

1 day ago

Lovely bright, tastefully furnished appartment with excellent space and facilities in top location.

1 month ago

Fantastic holiday and location. Apartment was clean, modern and had lots of the things we needed for a smooth holiday with 3 small children (including a travel cot and high chair). Fabulous location for walking to the beach (as long as you don’t mind a bit of a hill!) with a super sea view. Short 5 minute journey to the shops and supermarket in a car. Also very near to the train station for quick, picturesque journey to St Ives. Convenient parking space and clear instructions for every aspect of staying in the apartment.

Aug 2019

We had a lovely stay at Carbis Bay despite the showery weather. The apartment was very clean and bright, tastefully decorated and well equipped with lovely views over to the sea.

It is very central and easy to visit the beach below and St Ives. The walks along the coastal paths and views are stunning - it's well worth walking along to Porth Kidney beach in one direction and St Ives in the other.

Some fabulous places to visit are Godrevy, St Ives, Porthcunio, Cape Cornwall, Cot Nanven and Lands' End, Mousehole, Porthleven and Trebah gardens (best in Spring). There is an abundance of art and craft galleries all around the area each showing an eclectic mix of styles. You will be spoilt for choice when looking for somewhere to eat!

I love this part of Cornwall.

Jun 2019

We had another excellent stay at Riviera Apartments . The area is beautiful and we enjoyed lovely walks with our little dog on the beaches at St Ives and Hayle. We were particularly delighted to see large numbers of seals enjoying the surf especially at a small cove near Godrevy Lighthouse.

Dec 2018

Terrific apartment; great views and extremely comfortable. Have re-booked for May 2019, which will be our sixth stay at Oceana. Can't praise it highly enough and aspects are great to deal with.

Oct 2018

4 Riviera Apartments, Oceana is a lovely well appointed property. It is comfortable and modern. The furnishings, beds, bathrooms and kitchen are all high spec. There is plenty of storage and the kitchen has everything you could possibly need for a beach holiday. The position of the apartment is very good in a private area. We found noise from the apartment above at times became tiresome. The sea is five minutes away if you wanted to use the car however parking is tight as the hotel is still building luxury apartments and other buildings. The hill down to the beach we lovingly call 'cardiac hill' can be a challenge and not for the faint hearted; but well worth it as Carbis bay is lovely. One of our family members hired No. 4 the previous year and we had visited them there; we decided to book this apartment as soon as we received a wedding invitation to the Carbis Bay Hotel. Very glad we did.

Aug 2018

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad to hear how much you liked 4 Riviera Apartments, and how much you enjoy visiting Carbis Bay. The parking down at the beach, has been a little tricky recently, as you mention, with the building works taking place at the hotel; it is not too far to walk to the beach from the apartment though, but like you also rightly say, is a bit of a steep slope to contend with on the way back (your nickname for it certainly gave us a giggle here)! Thanks for also letting us know about noise from the apartment upstairs; that isn't something that has been mentioned before, so hopefully it was a one-off, but we will continue to monitor any further feedback on this. Thanks again and hopefully we will see you back here soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Stay at Oceana twice a year and can't praise it highly enough for the quality of accommodation and the spacious rooms, as well as the lovely sea views. Will keep coming back.

Apr 2018

The most wonderful location for a holiday and a very well equipped apartment. Light and airy and a perfect place to holiday. Right by the coastal path for a great walk into st Ives or, going the other way, a long walk to the breathtaking beach of porthkidney sands! I have stayed here five times and wish it could be a sixth but unfortunately dogs will be banned next year. Please reconsider!

Apr 2018

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad to hear that you have had another lovely holiday at 4 Riviera. Unfortunately the dog ban is a management company/committee decision that applies to all of the Riviera properties, so individual owners could not overturn the decision. We really are sorry that this means that you will no longer be able to return to a property that you clearly love, but we will be sure to let you know if we hear that this decision gets overturned at any point. Hopefully we will still see you back in Carbis Bay/St Ives; and please do get in contact if we can help you in finding an alternative property for your next holiday. Tanya, Customer Services

The apartment was just perfect in every way

Apr 2018

Property very good with absolutely everything we needed and perfect location. 2mins from railway station and 2mins from bus routes if you want to leave car in car park. Local shops in walking distance.

Jan 2018

Had our third stay in the last eighteen months and love it every time. Location good for transport, furnished well, pooch friendly and well equipped. Coming back in April 2018

Nov 2017

This is our second time at Oceana and have booked again. Well equipped and handy for Carbis Bay Beach and train station.

May 2017

What a brilliant holiday home! Perfect location, very well equipped, couldn't really ask for more. This was my fourth stay in this apartment and it's great that it is well maintained and well decorated. This year there were new curtains and I think a new bathroom. Good that the apartment doesn't just remain the same as it always looks brand new!

Apr 2017

Had a lovely week in a high quality apartment that was close to the beach. Would highly recommend.

Oct 2016

Fantastic location and wonderful property can't wait to re book

Sep 2016

Apartment was beautifully decorated , extremely comfortable. Little touches were great and the view in the morning is to die for. Great location for carbis bay beach and for train. The apartment was spacious and our little boy loved that he had extra toys and DVDs to watch . Absolutely loved staying here and would totally book again.

Mar 2016

A great location, perfectly situated for a 40 minute coastal walk into St Ives or a slightly longer coastal walk to the best beach in Cornwall, Porthkidney! This is my third stay in this property and I would definitely return. So goo that it is dog friendly and well kitted out for a week's stay. Thank you!

Oct 2015

Beautiful views, spacious modern apartment very close to local amenities with a lovely beach a stones throw away and a short walk to the train station with a 2 minute train journey into the beautiful bay of St Ives, could not ask for a more perfect holiday

Sep 2015

Loved the area the place was home from home, fantastic views have booked again for next year

Aug 2015

Excellent property with everything for a perfect holiday. Close to railway station to get to St Ives or Penzance by train. Good bus service from St Ives. Lovely place for a relaxing holiday.

Jun 2015