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Sea Blue, Gwel Marten
Carbis Bay

£519 - £1442 per week

Sea Blue is a spacious and comfortable ground floor apartment where access is gained via a private courtyard. It has direct access to the patio and gardens; a feature incorporated into the stunning bay window with panoramic views. Another advantage comes from being at the end of the terrace; you can sit outside in your own corner of the garden and watch the sun go down over Porthminster Point. Then when the air cools a bit, just move a few steps back into the sitting room and still enjoy exactly the same panorama.

Gwel Marten Apartments sit in an enviable position perched on Headland Road, the last road before making the final descent to Carbis Bay's Blue Flag accredited beach with commanding views across Carbis Bay beach to St Ives. From Gwel Marten you can take in everything from the comfort and tranquility of your own sitting room. Gwel Marten has direct access to the South West Coast Path via the apartments' communal garden. Head right, past Hawkes Point to Porthkidney Beach, or turn left and in half an hour be right in the heart of St Ives. Or, why not use the picturesque branch line instead? You'll find Carbis Bay's train station just around the corner via which St Ives can be reached within four minutes! -

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



stairs down to attractive private courtyard and entrance. Hallway leading to:


electric hob and double oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer.

Dining room

table and chairs.

Sitting room

sofa, chairs, views to St Ives, TV/DVD, door leading to patio area with table and chairs, gardens with access to coastal path.


bath, shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, en suite with shower, basin, WC.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Additional information

undercover parking for one car immediately at top of steps, electric heating, private patio area and communal gardens. To help keep the flat free from the effects of the Cornish sea air, a dehumidifier is installed. Please enquire it you feel anyone in your party could be affected. Please note there are approximately 20 steps leading down to the property, WiFi.


This comfortable property is ideally situated for access to the Coast Path and the railway, a great base for walking or leisure. It is spacious and well equipped with beautiful seating areas outside front and back. We had a really enjoyable stay, one of several over the years and it never disappoints.

June 2024

We have been visiting Sea Blue for nearly 20 years and it still remains our favourite holiday. It has now become an annual pilgrimage. If we don’t visit we get withdrawal symptoms. It feels like home from home and it has created so many wonderful memories for our family.

March 2024

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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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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 of December, 2024

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter Solstice with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing through the streets. It's a truly wonderful celebration. 

21st December 2024

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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.

2nd - 6th July 2024

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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 2024

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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. 

5th February 2024

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year the theme will be 'Back to the Future!

21st - 30th June 2024

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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 >

December 2024

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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.

TBC 2025

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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

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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.

14th - 28th September 2024

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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.

27th April 2024

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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.

This comfortable property is ideally situated for access to the Coast Path and the railway, a great base for walking or leisure. It is spacious and well equipped with beautiful seating areas outside front and back. We had a really enjoyable stay, one of several over the years and it never disappoints.

We have been visiting Sea Blue for nearly 20 years and it still remains our favourite holiday. It has now become an annual pilgrimage. If we don’t visit we get withdrawal symptoms. It feels like home from home and it has created so many wonderful memories for our family.

Sea blue at Gwel Marten is a fantastically located apartment with exceptional views across Carbis bay and St Ives. The apartment had all we needed and was very clean and comfortable, this is our second visit to this accommodation, we have already booked again for next year ! The location is a fantastic base to explore the gorgeous coast line, good access to the carbis bay beach (where a couple of seals and a pup were swimming close to the shoreline every day- added bonus ??) and a little train station just a couple minutes walk away to take you into st Ives, hassle free! Aspect Holidays have been a pleasure to deal with , plenty of information about our bookings with regular updates approaching our holiday. A great experience.

We have revwied before. We love it, hence being repeat customers.

Helen and Peter from Shropshire

We love to holiday in Carbis Bay and in the Sea Blue Gwel Marten apartment.

This has been our third year and we have booked again to stay in 2024

As always…… after all this is another return visit, everything was perfect.

A home from home !

Excellent location and well equipped

This is our fourth return visit to this property… never disappoints.

Steps to the Apartment should be High Lighted also mind the steps when entering the en-suite.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Sea Blue, Gwel Marten. We understand how important it is for guests to have access to information such as steps leading to a property before making any decisions, which is why we do mention that there are approximately 20 steps down to the property in the website description. We have not had any other comments from guests regarding the ensuite entrance, but we will certainly keep an eye on this over the coming months. Katy, Customer Services.

Lovely views from the apartments. Apartment clean and basic could do with a little updating.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed Sea Blue, Gwel Marten. We aim to offer a wide range of properties that we hope will meet the different budgets, differing requirements and individual tastes. Whilst this property is not marketed as one of our higher end/modern properties, the owners have always kept it well maintained. Your feedback has been passed on to the owners though so that they can consider any suggestions for future improvements. Tanya, Customer Services

A wonderful location with fantastic views , Have stayed in Gwel Martin complex twice and have further booked for the next two years. Apartment very comfortable with everything you need, lovely sunny afternoons/ evenings spent on the ground floor terrace. Carbis bay is a stunning beach, there is great access to St Ives just a hop on the train station - right above the bay - 5 minutes and you’re there! Didn’t use the car all week!

The view from the lounge window was stunning and good to be on the coastal path. The apartment was very clean and well equipped. It is likely we will book again next year.

The best holiday in Cornwall & location. Great service and communication from the Aspects Team - we’ve already booked again for next year!

Everything you could want / need from a holiday accommodation. Fully equipped Local services Stunning views Central for excursions

We enjoyed our stay and have book a week next year.

Lovely apartment, stunning view. Comfortable furnishings - we had a great stay

We very much enjoyed our stay at the apartment.

All of the descriptions made by aspects-holidays about the venue were correct.

The whole package was to a very high standard, especially the view.

We have already booked for next year as we were so impressed.

From booking the holiday ..... being moved along due to the pandemic.....the Aspects team have been amazing. Having such a lovely apartment at the end of all this, was icing on the cake. Well equipped Fabulous views Central for anywhere you’d like visit

Sea Blue is in a fantastic location. Stunning view and easy access to Carbis Bay station and the three minute journey into St Ives.

Very comfortable and roomy apartment with excellent view of Carbis Bay Beach and St Ives. Easy level access to Carbis Bay Station.

We had a fantastic holiday staying at Sea Blue in Carbis Bay. Considering the current situation the property was clean, well equipped and very comfortable. Views across to St. Ives were stunning. We hope to return very soon. A fabulously relaxing holiday.

A beautiful place apartment for enjoying carbis bay and surrounding area, spectacular views, and the dolphins visiting the bay topped it! We were visiting during covid but was pleased with all arrangements, and learnt to book up cafes, restaurants in advanced.

Perfect location. The property was spotlessly clean. We really enjoyed our stay!

A smashing flat to stay in, lovely location, fab veiws, easy to get to st ives by local train, use of gardens. A fab place.

Superb view from apartment.

Great location. Beautiful view. Spacious and comfortable apartment.

Fantastic property, in a perfect position. The most fantastic view overlooking St. Ives bay, with a wonderful outside area to eat, drink and enjoy the view!

Fantastic view. Great position.

Great location. Great views. Loved it.

A nice property with an outstanding view!

Fantastic location, in what is probably (in my opinion) the best beach in the Far West of Cornwall. It's great to be able to walk 2 mins to the train station and be in St Ives within 3 mins. A true gem in the Cornish Riviera! :)

Will come again everything is provided, having stayed over the last 20 years at Gwel martin from the penthouse and other apartments we felt this was our favourite

Sea Blue has a wonderful location close to the beach and with a fantastic view

Perfect location, stunning views, very clean and well equipped for a lovely holiday.

This is our first time staying in Carbis Bay but have been visiting and staying in St Ives for 10 + years.

I must say that we prefer staying here and in particular the apartment was a great find. It is central to go either way to Hayle or St Ives and we have have an absolutely brilliant time.

We will be booking again. Thank you for letting us stay here.

Rab and Paula Marshall