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The Lookout Hawkes Point Carbis Bay

£350 - £772

Nestled comfortably on Hawkes Point of Carbis Bay and overlooking Porthkidney Sands and Hayle estuary, this chic timber clad chalet within the grounds of Hawkes Point Cottage, is ideal for a couple wanting a romantic lazy break away or an active surfing break. A large decked veranda offers what is quite simply the most amazing view you could hope for. Alongside the main garden runs the St Ives Branch line (voted the most scenic in the country) where the train passes at a snail's pace with a toot from the driver! Hawkes Point itself is a renowned angling spot, where sea bass pass on their way in and out of Hayle Estuary.

Immediately opposite your chalet is the South West coast path. Turning left from here will guide you along an incredibly picturesque coastline right into the heart of St Ives. Turning right will lead you along a cliff top walk and through the sand dunes towards the charming village of Lelant with its church, local Cornish pub and 18 hole golf course.

Open plan living area

sofa, TV/DVD, fitted kitchen with cooker and fridge, breakfast bar with stools, splendid sea views overlooking the veranda and garden.


double bed, underbed storage, superb views.

Shower room

shower cubicle, WC, basin.

Outside area

large decked area.

Additional information

electric heating, access to this property is via a series of steep steps and a narrow pathway, therefore may not be suitable for those with limited mobility, the main lawned garden is for the sole use of guests staying in Hawkes Point cottage. Although no parking is available for The Lookout, you can access Hawkes Point by car to unload, the access is via a steep, single track road and may prove challenging for some vehicles, short breaks available.


Through a German website, we came across Aspect Holidays looking for a holiday home in Cornwall. And we found a house on the cliffs, as we wished. The Lookout Hawkes Point. The booking from Germany ran smoothly and without problems.

On the whole we were very happy with our holiday in the Lookout Hawkes Point. The house is small and nice, but not easy to reach. With luggage it is very exhausting.

Everything necessary was on site. There was salt, coffee, tea, a microwave and a kettle. (Kitchen) towels and sheets were clean.

We would book the house again. The silence with the wave noise was just lovely! Thank you very much, Aspect Holidays!

October 2018

Great views, we didn’t have any problems with parking

July 2018

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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.

23rd - 24th November 2018

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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. 

1st - 2nd December 2018

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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. 

15th - 24th December 2018 (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. 

15th December - 4th January 2018

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The Alternative Christmas Market at Heartlands

The Heartlands Alternative Christmas Market isn't your average festive fayre! There will be live music, a mini silent disco, food & drinks stalls, arts & crafts, workshops and Christmas gifts from local traders. 

Sunday 16th December 2018

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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 2018

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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 2018

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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. 

 Sunday 31st December 2018

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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 2019

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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!

19th - 21st April 2019

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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 2019

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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!

23rd - 28th June 2019

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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 2019 

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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!

Dates TBC August 2019

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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!

August 2019

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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TBC August 2019

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 2019

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What our guests say...

We love hearing about our guests’ experiences, and 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.

Through a German website, we came across Aspect Holidays looking for a holiday home in Cornwall. And we found a house on the cliffs, as we wished. The Lookout Hawkes Point. The booking from Germany ran smoothly and without problems.

On the whole we were very happy with our holiday in the Lookout Hawkes Point. The house is small and nice, but not easy to reach. With luggage it is very exhausting.

Everything necessary was on site. There was salt, coffee, tea, a microwave and a kettle. (Kitchen) towels and sheets were clean.

We would book the house again. The silence with the wave noise was just lovely! Thank you very much, Aspect Holidays!

October 2018

Great views, we didn’t have any problems with parking

July 2018

In summary, an excellent property and great location with amazing views. Just the perfect size for one person or a couple with everything required for an excellent stay. Highly recommended.

June 2018

We cannot recommend this property highly enough! We had an incredible stay in this little gem of a cottage tucked away in a quiet spot with the loveliest sea views. The kitchen was more than adequately equipped to cook up cozy evening dinners and we slept comfortably each and every night after the day's rambles. Dream-like setting at all hours.

May 2018

Unrivalled beauty spot. The cottage could possibly do with a bit of TLC but we would stay here again.

April 2018

Wonderful location, so relaxing!

September 2017

Stunning views, cosy and ideal for a couple. As long as you are fit this is an ideal location. I would like to have seen some better garden furniture to enjoy the fantastic views.

August 2017

We loved our stay at the Lookout. Sitting on the decking, in the early morning sun, having breakfast with such a fantastic view was very special. The Lookout is just right for a summer break and the weather did not disappoint while we were there. A short walk to Carbis Bay and there's a great restaurant on the beach.

July 2017

I don't think my review would be published

August 2016

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We always aim to be open and honest, so welcome constructive comments from guests that can help us and the owners to understand what improvements are considered most important. We publish all comments, with very few exceptions. Your comments related to the steep walk down to The Lookout, no parking, difficulty with unloading, an unpleasant smell in the property, and minimal hot water from the sink taps. With this property being in such an amazing location, does mean that the access is tricky and not suitable for everyone, and parking at the property, not available. We completely understand that this may not be for everyone, so try to make this as clear as possible on the web decsription. We are very sorry if this was not therefore what you had expected from the property. We sent a member of the team over on the next changeover after receiving your feedback, to check on the other points, but at that stage, there was just a smell of cleaning product, and the hot water running through ok. We are so sorry if that was not the case during your time here, and would have welcomed the opportunity to rectify these concerns for you at the time. We have not had these concerns raised to us previously, so will now monitor this closely. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Tanya, Customer Services

The view is spectacular, impossible to tire of it. It felt like a true escape and we had such a relaxing time. We will definitely book again!

April 2016

A really great location with fantastic views and lovely for a short break. The 2 mile walk along the SW coastal path to St. Ives is beautiful but quite challenging, same for access to the beach, both well worth the effort but probably not suitable for those less physically able. A good compromise for getting to St. Ives is the train that can be caught from Carbis Bay, making the walk from The Lookout about 1/2 mile each way. Ask for clarification about parking. Friendly owner and overall would definitely recommend

September 2015

Lovely cosy holiday ideal for a mobile couple due to its view in Cornwall

August 2015

Beautiful view nice and private and adequate

June 2015

Excellent view and outside space. Although access and parking are big issues. Shack needs TLC and is not as romantic as the information leads you to believe but on the whole we had a relaxing holiday. It would have been pretty bleak had we been stuck in the place when it was raining.

September 2014

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments. We were dissapointed to hear that you didn't find The Lookout to quite match up to its description of a romantic getaway. We always aim to be as honest and transparent as possible with our descriptions, and try to show the style of property, clearly in our pictures. With its tucked away position on Hawkes Point, great access to the coastal path and the most amazing views, it has a certain charm about it, though does mean that the access is tricky and not suitable for everyone, and parking at the property, not available. Please do not hesitate to call one of the sales team, so that we can check that it is going to be the right place for you before you go ahead with booking. * Since November 2016, the owner has since updated the decor internally and externally, and new photos are displayed* Tanya, Customer Services.

£350 - £772