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Carbis Bay

£487 - £1457 per week

***PLEASE NOTE DUE TO CARBIS BAY HOSTING THE G7 SUMMIT BETWEEN 11TH-13TH JUNE ACCESS TO PROPERTIES AND LOCAL FACILTIES WITHIN THE AREA ARE LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.*** Clearwater is a luxury, first floor, spacious seaside holiday apartment with so much to offer. The unrivalled views from the large, open plan living area will simply take your breath away, and it's the perfect place to spot dolphins when they make an appearance. You also have the benefit of a private parking space to come and go as you please, totally stress-free. Both bedrooms are of a good size and one offers zip and link beds, which can be made up as either twins to cater for families, or a super king size for couples sharing - fitting four adults comfortably. The apartment has been lovingly furnished and will make a great base for a holiday to remember!

Gwel Marten Apartments sit in an enviable position perched on Headland Road, the final road before making the final descent to Carbis Bay's Blue Flag accredited beach. With commanding, 180 degree views across Carbis Bay beach to St Ives in one direction and Godrevy Lighthouse and Hayle Towans in the other, from Gwel Marten you can take in everything from the comfort and tranquility of your own sitting room. Gwel Marten is also privileged to have direct access to the South West Coast Path via the apartments' beautiful and expansive communal garden, along which magnificent scenery accompanies you in either direction. Head right, passed Hawkes Point to Porthkidney Beach, or turn left and in half an hour be right in the heart of St Ives. Or, to make life that little bit easier, why not use the picturesque branch line instead? You'll find Carbis Bay's train station just around the corner in which St Ives can be reached within four minutes!


from the car park across the road, 10 steps lead up to the property's front door. Hallway with doors leading to:

Kitchen/sitting/dining room

two sofas, lazy chair, Smart TV with Netflix, Blu-ray DVD player, table with seating for six, ceramic hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Tassimo coffee machine, sea views.

Bedroom 1

king size double bed, Smart TV with Netflix.

Bedroom 2

zip and link beds will be made as two singles, unless a super king is requested, Smart TV with Netflix.


bath, shower, Jack and Jill basins, WC, washing machine in cupboard.

Outside area

large communal garden, sea views.

Additional information

electric storage heaters, undercover parking for one car, communal gardens, high chair and travel cot provided, please bring your own cot linen. WiFi, short breaks available.


We stayed at Clearwater back in 2016 and couldn't wait to return. It is exactly as we remembered, and it holds very special memories for us. The view is just beautiful, and the property itself is beautiful also. Its situated in a perfect location and we couldn't have wished for a better week. We would 100% recommend staying here.

April 2021

Highly recommend this property, the location is first class, the views from the sitting room are breathtaking. The apartment is spacious, stylish, very comfortable, easy to access and came with plenty of equipment (the toys for children were a great hit). We cannot wait to return to this property.

March 2020

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Carbis Bay

Choose a holiday in Carbis Bay and you’ll be spoilt by endless views and a sweeping coastline. Spend your days relaxing on the beach, or walk the coastal path into St Ives. Located between Hayle and St Ives, you’ll be spoilt for places to visit, from endless golden beaches, to Cornish cafes and family attractions. Carbis Bay is located near to the A30, making it easy to access other areas of the county.

Things to do near Carbis Bay


A holiday in Carbis Bay means you’ll have one of the most beautiful beaches just a short walk away from your holiday cottage. With crystal-clear turquoise waters, enjoy swimming and other watersports, with kayaks and paddleboards available to hire from the watersports centre at the beach. You’ll also be in close proximity to the golden sandy beaches at Lelant and Hayle and the popular beaches in St Ives; you could try a different beach every day of the week!

St Ives

St Ives is a stunning seaside town that is only a 30 minute walk along the coastal path and easily reached through one of the most memorable and scenic train rides in the UK. The town is a thriving mixture of restaurants, galleries, quirky little shops, as well as brands we all recognise, and of course home to four stunning beaches. Spend a day exploring before retiring to Carbis Bay and relaxing in the comfort of your own home from home.

Paradise Park

Paradise Park is the perfect place for a day out with the kids. Home to over 650 birds including owls, flamingos and toucans, as well as an array of other wildlife, Paradise Park is only a few miles from Carbis Bay and hosts a variety of educational and fun events for children and adults alike to get involved with.

St Michael's Mount

Named as ‘the jewel in Cornwall’s crown’, St Michael’s Mount is a must-see on any visit to Cornwall. Take a short drive to the opposite coast and visit this famous landmark. Adventure across the cobbled causeway by foot at low tide, or climb aboard the ‘St Michael’ amphibious vehicle at high tide. Why not take a look at our live webcam of St Michael's Mount?

West Cornwall Golf Club

Considered one of the finest courses in Cornwall, almost every hole at West Cornwall Golf Club provides panoramic views of St Ives Bay. With a variety of weather conditions at different times of the year, your abilities are sure to be tested! You can even indulge in a well-deserved, post-round drink and meal at the clubhouse which overlooks the first tee. 


Visit Scarlet Wines in the nearby village of Lelant for a wide selection of locally sourced gourmet products. Perfect for a picnic at the beach or for stocking up supplies in your holiday cottage. 

With so much within easy reach of Carbis Bay, there will never be a dull moment whilst staying here.


Leave the car at home and take the 20 minute walk into St Ives, 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. Relax and explore the forty acre space which overlooks St Ives. Have a read of our blog post on the Steeple Wood Stroll for more information.

For the more adventurous soul, 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. Take a look at our handy Guide to Eating Out in Marazion to help you decide on the best place to refuel and rest your feet! If the walk back doesn’t seem too appealing, you can always ride the open-top bus all the way home!

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Local events

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!


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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.

7th - 10th July 2021

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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 2021

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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!


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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.


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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.

17th - 19th September 2021

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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.


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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. 

TBC 2021

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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. 

5th - 24th December 2020 (selected dates)

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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. 


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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 2021

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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 2021

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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 2021

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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.

TBC 2021

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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 2021

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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!

TBC 2021

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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.


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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.

We stayed at Clearwater back in 2016 and couldn't wait to return. It is exactly as we remembered, and it holds very special memories for us. The view is just beautiful, and the property itself is beautiful also. Its situated in a perfect location and we couldn't have wished for a better week. We would 100% recommend staying here.

Highly recommend this property, the location is first class, the views from the sitting room are breathtaking. The apartment is spacious, stylish, very comfortable, easy to access and came with plenty of equipment (the toys for children were a great hit). We cannot wait to return to this property.

This was our second visit to Clearwater. We don’t usually visit the same place twice but felt drawn back there by the comfort of the apartment and simply stunning views. Carbis Bay is an excellent location, St Ives is minutes away by train or via a lovely coastal walk. The beach is incredible. What more could you want?!

The view from the property is breathtaking. The property is comfortable and spacious and has everything you could need.

The location is great. It is easy to walk to Carbis Bay Beach which has lovely shallow, sandy waters for paddling, body boarding. Great for kids. We spotted a seal when kayaking and doing stand up paddle boarding - good value to hire the equipment on the beach. And so simple to walk to St Ives or catch the train.

We would love to stay here again.

Clearwater is an excellent property with what has to be one of the best coastal views in Britain. It has great access to the little railway line into St Ives (three minutes walk) and right next to the path for coastal walking and it takes just a few minutes to walk to the stunning beach. The apartment is in excellent condition having everything you could wish for. Perfect!

Perfact view perfact property cant get any better

Comfortable, warm, quiet and with the most perfect view of Carbis Bay and St Ives harbour - not forgetting our perfect view, in comfort, of the St Ives New Year's Day fireworks! We liked the way the seating area, hallway and bedrooms had matching carpets, with the kitchen and dining room having quality bright wood-block flooring. This we feel added to the relaxed atmosphere and comfort of the apartment. We also appreciated the superb flat screen televisions in both bedrooms and lounge area having hd tv and Netflix. Thank you also for the welcome pack - it was much appreciated after a long journey.

Clearwater was perfect for our first holiday with our 16month old. She loved watching the train and beach from the amazing view. Very comfortable and clean and everything we needed. Fab location with the 4min train ride into St Ives x

The view from the property was absolutely superb and added that extra touch to the holiday. The apartment was well kept and had everything we needed

Brilliant holiday. Loved Carbis Bay. Clearwater made it extra special for us as really comfy and nicely furnished. We all sounded oooooooooo as we walked through the door. Accomadation doesn't always look like it does on websites etc and disappoints. Clearwater was better than the pictures!

Fabulous place with stunning views. Will definitely try and book again.

Fabulous holiday destination...I will definitely return

I've been holidaying around cornwall for the last 10 years in some nice places but this has by far topped all of those. Beautifully designed, amazing seaviews and you get to see some fantastic sunsets

Breathtaking views and luxurious accommodation. Our first but definately not last visit to Carbis Bay.