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Sandy Bay - Carrack Gladden Apartments
Carbis Bay

£630 - £1806 per week

Situated just above Carbis Bay beach, this penthouse apartment commands breathtaking views from most of its rooms. The apartment has the benefit of an en suite bath or shower room for each bedroom, making it ideal for families or couples who welcome plenty of living space. Sandy Bay has balconies on the front and rear of the property, allowing guests to take advantage of the sun at any time of the day.

For guests wanting to explore St Ives, Carbis Bay station and the pretty coastal train route is situated just a couple of minutes' walk away.


from communal entrance at ground level, up one flight of steps. Door into apartment hallway, cloakroom with WC and basin, spiral cast stone staircase rising to first floor and bedrooms 1 and 2.

Sitting/dining room

comfortable seating for six people, TV/DVD, music system, sliding door leads out to a small balcony with sea views.


electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, archway to dining area with sea views, door leading out to rear facing balcony with patio furniture.

Bedroom 1

twin beds, en suite with shower, WC and basin, sliding doors to rear facing balcony.

Bedroom 2

double bed, en suite with bath with shower attachment, WC and basin, door to balcony with sea views.

Bedroom 3

twin beds, en suite shower room, WC and basin, sliding door to balcony.

Additional information

gas central heating, private parking, garage for surfboard and beach gear only, landscaped gardens leading to Carbis Bay beach, sorry no children under 5. Please note WiFi at Carrack Gladden is shared by 12 apartments, so the speed available depends on the number of other users and isn't suitable for downloading/streaming, WiFi, short breaks available.


Luxurious apartment with outstanding views and everything you would need to feel at home. Sleeping with the sound of the waves and waking to the most beautiful views.

July 2021

An excellent place to stay in all respects. We had a great holiday. Thank you.

July 2021

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Holidays in Carbis Bay

If you’re looking for a holiday away from the hustle and bustle of St Ives, then consider Carbis Bay, offering a quieter location for guests. Enjoy outstanding views, relaxing on the golden sandy beach and walking the coastal path, which is perhaps the most beautiful stretch in the county.

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.

Top tip

Take a ride on the St Ives branch line, one the most picturesque train journeys in Britain!

Carbis Bay beach

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!

Walks in Carbis Bay

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.

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. If the walk back doesn’t seem too appealing, you can always ride the open-top bus all the way back!

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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.

11th - 25th September 2021

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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

Featuring more than 20 sea shanty groups and with sailor and pirate themed fancy dress, this year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal. It'll take place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

19th - 20th November 2021

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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. Read More >

TBC December 2021

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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 through the streets. It's a truly womderful celebration. 

21st December 2021

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

Every year, the people of Mousehole celebrate the bravery of Tom Bawcock. Years ago, when the boats couldn't get out in the storms, the villages had no fish to eat. Tom dared to take his boat out and returned with enough fish to make a Star Gazey fish pie for the whole village.

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

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

TBC February 2022

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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. 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.

TBC 2022

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year's events have been toned down, however, elements of the festival will still go ahead to celebrate midsummer. 

 June 2022

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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.

6th - 9th July 2022

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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! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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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!

TBC Summer 2022

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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.

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.

Luxurious apartment with outstanding views and everything you would need to feel at home. Sleeping with the sound of the waves and waking to the most beautiful views.

An excellent place to stay in all respects. We had a great holiday. Thank you.

Location, Location, Location.The view is amazing,easy access to beach and train station.Stayed there twice and cannot wait for 3rd visit.

Amazing holiday the views are fabulous, highly recommended apartment fully equipped.

Great location so close to the beach

Aspects service 10/10

We were extremely lucky to spend a week at Carrack Gladden over half-term just before the November lockdown. With stunning views across the bay (surfers - and seals!) access to the coastal path just and the St Ives train just outside the door the apartments are really extremely well situated. I can’t wait to visit again - imagine it’s packed in the summer, but no less beautiful.

The view from the Apartment is amazing, I never got bored of it !

Situated right near the train station making getting into St Ives very easy.

Well equipped apartment But some areas could do with an update.

Would stay again though as view was fabulous

Great well placed flat in excellent location with magnificent view

Sandy Bay is a well equipped appartment with breathtaking views which proved an ideal base for exploring West Cornwall. The owners have taken care to provide comfortable accommodation suitable for 3 generations. All in all an excellent holiday with easy access to a clean, safe beach and an array of water sports.

Stayed at the property for 5 nights and wow what a property, we had high expectations and it did not fail to deliver from the stunning views and the high standard of the property

Great location and 5 minute walk to the train station that takes you to St Ives

Already planning our next stay at this great property

Aspect Holidays is a good company unfortunately it was the accommodation that let them down.

Also Hayle is much better then carbis bay. Hayle location and facilities are much better to access.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We were really sorry to hear that you had been disappointed with this property and location. We try to offer a range a properties that will suit the differing needs, tastes and budgets of individuals, so please do get in contact so that we can find out what you would like from your next holiday rental, and we will try to find something that will meet (or hopefully exceed) all your expectations. We have several properties in and around Hayle, so hopefully we can find you the perfect place! In the meantime, we will pass on any feedback and suggestions that you have from your stay at Sandy Bay, to the property owners. Thanks for taking the time to send in your comments and we hope to see you again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

A really lovely 3 bedroom apartment overlooking the beach and with the soothing sounds of the sea waves for a great relaxing holiday. Well appointed with car parking space and in very easy walking distance of both the beach and Carbis Bay train station only a 3 min ride from St Ives and £1 each way fare.

Lovely views of Carbis Bay from the lounge and two of the bedrooms. The sound of the waves is very restful. The train to St Ives stops outside the back of the building which is very handy and a spectacular coastal ride. Easy to walk down to the beautiful beach or to walk along the coastal path in either direction.

Excellent quality throughout with stunning views all around.

The location and views were fab but a very dodgy Wi-fi that worked one minute, and not the next. When it did work it took at least 5 minutes for an email or google page to load. Due to the uncertainty of English weather, children do have devices that keep them occupied on Wi-fi, and adults like to check emails or check out nearby restaurants etc which we were unable to do. The rooms are very small and do not have adequate storage. The children had to keep their clothes in piles on the floor or in their suitcases. The wardrobes were full of vaccines cleaners, cushions, ironing board etc. This lack of storage is not what we’d expect from paying such a large amount. We’d recommend taking your own towels, the ones provided are not at all pleasant.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We appreciate how important Wi-Fi is for planning days out and keeping in touch with family and friends when away and we are sorry that there were connection problems. This Wi-Fi here can be a bit slower than what many are used to as it is shared by 12 apartments and isn't suitable for downloading or streaming, but what you experienced, sounded like more like there had been a connection issue with the service provider. It doesn't seem to have been an issue since, but we have amended the property description so that it clearly warns of the service being shared and therefore slower and not suitable for downloading or streaming. We were also sorry to hear that the twin room wardrobe was full of all those items, whilst there may be some items stored in them, there should still be adequate space in there, so we have passed on this feedback to the property owner so that it can be rearranged to ensure usable space for their guests. Thank you for making us aware. We hope that despite your disappointment with these areas, you still had a great time here in this beautiful area and we hope to see you back in Cornwall again. Tanya, Customer Services

Stunning views, excellent location, good accommodation.

Great place to stay with unspoilt views of Carbis Bay beach. Comfortable beds. Great sitting eating breakfast watching the sea

Fantastic Location and Wonderful View of Carbis Bay Beach...Just Perfect!

Great location and the fact that all bedrooms are en-suite is a real bonus.

very comfortable with 3 bedrooms and en suite bathrooms !

The apartment was in a superb location and extremely well equipped for 3 generations

My party were highly impressed with the accomodation and would be pleased to recommend Sandy Bay to all families with active children. Many thanks.