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Seashells - 29 Compass Point
Carbis Bay

£587 - £1544 per week

Seashells is an attractive, light, modern, two bedroom apartment situated on the ground floor of Compass Point Apartments in Carbis Bay. You are in the perfect spot for running down to the beach to sunbathe or partake in the water sports on offer and, if you're lucky, you may even end up swimming with dolphins! St Ives is a short, beautiful, train ride away along the coastal path where you can spend the day exploring before returning home as the sun sets. You'll wake up each morning to incredible sea views from the master bedroom and sitting room, perfect for looking out over while planning the day ahead and you have the reassurance of your own allocated parking space to return to.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



4 steps from the car park leading to:

Sitting room

entrance from patio into the sitting room. Two sofas, Smart TV/DVD, PlayStation 2 with selection of games, sea views.


gas hob, electric oven, integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, access to small private patio area with bistro table and two chairs.

Dining room

table with four chairs.

Bedroom 1

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

Bedroom 2

twin beds.


bath with shower over, basin, WC.

Outside area

patio with picnic table and bench providing sea views, terrace area with sea views.

Additional information

gas central heating, travel cot and high chair available, please bring your own linen for the travel cot, please note that no barbecues are permitted on the premises, WiFi, short breaks available.


We had a wonderful holiday, lucky with excellent weather. Property is in ideal location for the beach albeit a steep walk back, also for the station 2 minutes if you wish to go into St Ives at £1 each way.

September 2023

Seashells was perfect, a lovely seaview & great location for Carbis Bay train station. The apartment was very well equipped, spacious & clean. A lovely apartment, will definitely stay again.

August 2023

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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.

Seashells is a lovely property and ideally situated just yards from the station to catch the wee train to St Ives - just a 3 minute trip and cheap as chips! Don't worry about noise. We never heard a single train except the ones we were boarding. Apartment has allocated parking, a few steps from door and is extremely well furnished and equipped. There is a beautiful sea view but no direct access to beach.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so pleased you had a lovely stay at Seashells. We're glad to hear that you made the most of having the train station nearby and explored St Ives to the fullest - it's such a beautiful train journey, isn't it!? While you can't access the beach straight from the property's front door, there are two roads leading down to the beach, as well as a public footpath, so you can have your feet in the sand within minutes! Katy, Customer Services.

We had a wonderful holiday, lucky with excellent weather. Property is in ideal location for the beach albeit a steep walk back, also for the station 2 minutes if you wish to go into St Ives at £1 each way.

Seashells was perfect, a lovely seaview & great location for Carbis Bay train station. The apartment was very well equipped, spacious & clean. A lovely apartment, will definitely stay again.

You can't fault the position of this property, Carbis Bay station literally round the corner which has excellent links to mainline trains at St Erth, and an easy journey into St Ives, £2 return, no need to use the car at all, we went to Falmouth on the train and recommend the Land Ends Coaster bus which we caught at St Erth for an excellent day out £15 for all of us hop on, hop off. Seashells is comfortable with good facilities, plenty of books, DVDs and board games if the weather is unkind. We spent a day on the beach but beware the walk back up the hill is very steep

We spent a week in the Seashells at Carbis Bay and enjoyed it throughly! The apartment has everything a small family needs including space! The location is ideal for the railway station and beach. Although you’ll need to be reasonably fit for the walk back up the hill. It’s worth pointing out it’s also great for the coastal pathways into St Ives and Hayle. The final plus for amenities would be a five minute drive to Tesco.. We were lucky with the weather, not a cloud for a week. But if you aren’t so fortunate you’ll find plenty to do in the apartment with its books shelf and games.

Well-appointed and great place to stay with allocated car parking space. Great sea views as well. Easy access to St Ives from Carbis Bay station - Regular trains - Train fare to St Ives - £2 return.

Wonderful short stay well located apartment with parking Great modern facilities with lots of entertainment if the weather is a bit poor Very convenient for getting out and about Would recommend to anyone young and old

Great location very close to the railway station giving easy access into St Ives £2.00 return, saves the hassle and cost of parking in St Ives. Lovely sea views and nice seating area to the front. The property is comfortable and spacious and it is a bonus having two bathrooms. Parking is a great bonus and is just outside of the property so no lengthy walk to access the property. We can recommend restaurants in a Carbis Bay, we visited La Casita and The Gannet and also The Badger Inn in Lelant. We would happily stay again.

seashells is a lovely place to stay and we would come again. The beach is beautiful and the area is lovely with great views out to sea. and a easy train ride to St Ives. just wonderful,

If its sea views, clean modern apartment with easy onsite parking and dog free you are looking for, then this is excellent. Bit of slope back from the beach and up to Tesco's if walking. But with train literally 2 minutes away to get to and from St Ives, its a great place to holiday. The beach is excellent with lovely sand and no pebbles to speak of.

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Seashells. It is a perfect location to visit beautiful Carbis Bay and other places such as St Ives, Hayle and Penzance. The apartment is spacious for a family of four and has everything you need for your stay. It was very clean on our arrival. We would highly recommend Seashells for a holiday apartment.

Very clean and well equipped over looking Carbis Bay. About 50m from the train station costing just £1 to travel to St Ives (cheaper for a return and cheaper still for 4 or more passengers. Some routes to the beach not recommended for the infirm.

Lovely apartment in a beautiful area and no noise considering it is very popular. Beautiful views of sea and St. Ives. However, steep hill from beach so may be difficult for those with mobility problems.Very close to train station, which is great for accessing St, Ives, as parking there is difficult.

Very good service from Aspect Holidays and any issues were dealt with quickly.

A fab week in Seashells, with great location, perfect sized place for a family of four, clean and kitchen well equipped, and a view of the sea. So sad we can’t get a week booked in for next year for the same week!

Had the most wonderful holiday at the Seashells. It was very comfortable and well equipped, lovely to relax in after a long day our. Just a short walk to the beach, pubs and restaurants. Couldn’t fault it in any way the perfect place to stay for a perfect holiday

Lovely property, views and close to the station. We enjoyed our stay. For the less mobile access to the beach and to the main road was difficult for my husband due to the steepness. Not a lot to do in Carbis so we went to St Ives most of the time

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It is a bit of a steep hill to the beach there unfortunately, so it is certainly something that you may need to bear in mind if you struggle with hills. But if you can manage it and take your time, it is a beautiful beach. Alternatively, you have a short and fairly level walk in comparison to the train station that will take you into St Ives, so that you can explore the beaches there, and find a great selection of cafes, restaurants, shops, and galleries. We hope that you enjoyed it all. Tanya, Customer Services

Beautiful apartment. Very well equipped. Good quality furnishings and decor all co ordinating which gave a relaxing comfortable ambiance. Stunning views in lovely location. Very easy to relax and feel at home. Would certainly recommend can’t wait to go back

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Seashells, a lovely propery in a fabulous location with wonderful sea views.

As others have said, Carbis Bay train Station is only a few minutes walk from the property allowing quick access to St Ives, being only one stop and a 3 minute train ride away. Certainly very handy with a good regular service.

If you want to eat out one night we can highly recommend having a meal at La Casita Restaurant, within easy walking distance. Lots of choice with good service and a lovely atmosphere.

We would happily return to Seashells.

Great position, close to the train station and the beach.

Great location for a lovely holiday in Cornwall. Walk down cliff path to beautiful beach takes 10 mins or the same down the road (which is steep and you have to return up it!) Right next to train station giving easy access to St Ives, or coastal path walk is also nice and takes about 25 mins. A few lovely restaurants in Carbis Bay itself and good access to explore surrounding areas. The apartment has parking which is great, and is quiet.

Lovely, comfortable apartment and not far from the beach.

We had a very comfortable & enjoyable stay at Seashells. The apartment is in a very good location for visiting the beach, St Ives and friends we have in the local area.

Others have previously commented on the access to the train, beach and hill back up from Carbis Bay (the more you walk it, the easier it gets!) There are great sea views from the lounge and front patio and having that bit of private outside space and dedicated parking is certainly a bonus in what can be a very busy part of Cornwall.

Booking with Aspects is very straightforward and being able to collect the keys from the Hayle office was much easier than having to arrange a specific time to meet anyone at the apartment itself.

We had a great holiday and even the weather did its best for us with plenty of sunshine.

Amazing location, stunning views, exceptional apartment. Spotlessly clean and really lovely contemporary decor. Would stay again in a heartbeat!

Seashells was very clean and very well equipped. It is in a great location with lovely sea views and only a short walk to Carbis Bay beach. It made a great base to explore.

Clean modern accommodation with lovely sea views. Easy parking and very close to the railway station for trips into St Ives. Would definitely stay here again

Amazing sea views from Seashells. It's in a very peaceful location, close to the beautiful beach & coastal path. The accommodation is extremely comfortable & very well equipped, with great wi-fi connection.

Lovely apartment with great views. Very useful to have a car park space right outside. The apartment was very comfortable and well furnished to a high standard.

We had a lovely week at Seashells - property is a good size for a family of four, location is great for the beach and train (or walk) into St. Ives and it is very useful having a parking space. The property itself was very clean and well presented and we found sitting in the lounge in the evening together very cosy and restful. We would definitely recommend this property.

Lovely house. Will book again the view was spectacular.

The location was perfect, the way the apartment was equipped was second to none and a total home from home. We loved the touches of the games left and really enjoyed wet afternoons playing scrabble, something that we would never have done at home.

An excellent place to stay with great views and brilliant access to the beach and to the station -3 mins to st ives by train or a 30 min walk with amazing views so well worth it for these alone. We really liked being able to go back to carbis bay after being in busy st ives - ‘our beach’ was so beautiful and no crowds ever considering we were staying in the middle of August. We loved it and would definitely return. ??

Seashells is a charming apartment in a fantastic location. We spent a wonderful few days here. The station is literally a stone's throw away to hop on for a trip to St Ives with stunning views on the 3 minute journey. The most beautiful beach in England: Carbis Bay is just at the bottom of the road. The apartment is perfect for a young family.