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Wave Watch, Gwel Marten
Carbis Bay

£519 - £1442 per week

Watch the waves from this calm and comfortable apartment perched above Carbis Bay beach. Whether the sea is tranquil and turquoise or excitingly rough, you have the prime spot to take it all in, whatever time of year. Wave Watch is a large, first floor apartment with an outstanding bay window, offering what has got to be, one of the best views in West Cornwall. The open plan feel between the sitting/dining room and kitchen makes it a perfect place for families to socialise.

Explore the coastline on foot, as 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! You also have the added bonus of private parking space so you can explore all that West Cornwall has to offer, 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

Zip and link


from the road side of the apartments, three steps down to apartment door. Hallway with doors to all rooms.

Sitting room

two armchairs, sofa, large window seat, TV/DVD, CD/Radio/iPod dock, dining table with four chairs.


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

Bedroom 1

king size bed, TV.

Bedroom 2

zip and link (super king or twin) beds.

Family bathroom

bath, shower, WC, double basin.

Additional information

night storage heating, undercover parking for one car opposite apartment complex, communal gardens, WiFi.


Well appointed and really clean spacious apartment in our favourite location. Convenient for walking to St Ives or Lelant or getting the train in either direction. Quiet with good parking facility.

May 2024

Wave Watch is an excellent flat - very comfortable and warm with fantastic views overlooking Carbis Bay. Everything is provided including a new TV with Netflix, games, DVDs and many books. The kitchen is well equipped.

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.

Well appointed and really clean spacious apartment in our favourite location. Convenient for walking to St Ives or Lelant or getting the train in either direction. Quiet with good parking facility.

Excellent holiday. Couldn't wish for anything more

Wave Watch is an excellent flat - very comfortable and warm with fantastic views overlooking Carbis Bay. Everything is provided including a new TV with Netflix, games, DVDs and many books. The kitchen is well equipped.

Wave Watch the apartment we stayed in is extremely comfortable everything catered for.The welcome gift was appreciated and their was also a christmas tree and decorations.Great views and an easy walk through the woods to St Ives or a train runs from St Ives to St Earth and back every half an hour. We would certainly recommend staying in this apartment. 10/10 Jennifer & Alan

We have stayed in Wave Watch many times because it is so comfortable. It is well decorated and equipped with plenty of books, DVDs and games. It is only a short walk to the train station. The train runs every half hour into St Ives, although the walk along the coast path is lovely.

We stayed at Wave Watch in Carbis Bay. It was the perfect apartment. We honestly couldn't fault anything. The booking process was very easy. We have already booked again for next year. Highly recommend Aspects & Gwel Marten apartments.

A fabulous apartment in a beautiful location. The window seat is sublime. Spotlessly clean and equipped with everything one could possibly need. The thoughtful gift was a lovely touch. Thank you to Aspects for a perfect service.

Wave watch is a beautifully comfortable apartment with amazing views across Carbis Bay. The owners have thought of everything you could need for your stay. They even supply wind breaks and chairs for beach use.

A great location, only a few minutes walk down to the beach and 2 minutes from the station for a 4 minute ride into St Ives, although we chose to walk to St Ives which took around 30 minutes along the coastal path.

A great location for exploring Cornwall with the Southern coast only being approx 7 miles away. A great choice of supermarkets all within easy reach by car and some great walks along the coastal path which loop back round through the housing estates and back to the apartment.

We have stayed in many places in Cornwall over the past 20+ years we have been holidaying here and I think this could be one of the best, we would happily stay here again.

Very enjoyable stay .the view was amazing

Lovely holiday home. Comfy beds, lovely warm property with amazing views.

What a special place, everything is close by.loved the view from the window, apartment very clean and well equipped.Hope to be back soon.

Wave Watch is always very comfortable and warm in winter months. The view overlooking Carbis Bay is wonderful. We always enjoy watching the train coming along from St Ives. There is a lovely walk into St Ives along the coast path and if the hill is too steep coming back, the bus and train run frequently.

We love this apartment and it feels like home. The view out of the window is simply glorious and I cry when I leave as I know I will miss it. Thank you to the owners and Aspects for thinking of everything we could need for a wonderful holiday.

Lovely accommodation, super location with a great beach and sea view from the main living area window. 5 mins walk to the train to St Ives, would definitely stay here again.

Loved the accommodation, in an excellent location close to the beach with amazing views from the living-room window. Beautifully furnished apartment with everything you could need. Very clean and the beds were very comfortable. Lovely coastal walk to St Ives and the train station is minutes away from the apartment to St Ives. Very central location for visiting the tourist attractions in this part of Cornwall. Would definitely recommend.

Beautiful apartment in fabulous location

As usual Aspects provided an excellent around service.

Stayed in Gwel Marten apartments last year and this year and quite possibly going to be next year. Well equipped and peaceful destination with stunning views. Most enjoyable stay would recommend Wave Watch to anyone for a rest bite to relax.

A very relaxing stay in a beautifully decorated and well appointed apartment - views outstanding!

A very warm, comfortable holiday flat, which also has marvellous views of Carbis Bay. Ideally situated within easy walking distance of St Ives or by train which runs every half hour.

Our stay at "Wave Watch" in Carbis Bay, was honestly one of the best breaks we have ever had. It was like a home from home. Beautifully decorated, and the view is stunning. With a private parking place, it makes it a perfect place to stay. We will definitely be returning to make more precious memories.

We loved this property - a real home from home. Absolutely gorgeous view which you see on entering the lounge each morning and from the kitchen. This flat is spacious and has all the amenities you need including a tumble dryer. We have already booked for 2022 and always use Aspects!

A great service and a great location. Will be looking formore places with Aspects in the future

Very clean on arrival and very well appointed. Fantastic view. Really enjoyed our week.

clean and comfortable with everything you need and a fantastic view!

We enjoyed our stay in Wave Watch. The view of Carbis Bay and beyond is fantastic. The flat is very warm and cosy- perfect for our October stay. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom spacious with two sinks. The kitchen was modern and well equipped. The bottle of wine, crisps and milk were welcome upon arrival. Would have no hesitation in recommending Wave Watch.

Very welcoming holiday home so clean and tidy bed very comfortable. The only problem we had was the weather even then plenty to do books, board games and of course the most wonderful view of Carbis Bay

A fantastic place to stay, so convenient for St Ives with a 2 minute walk to the train station and Carbis Bay beach was stunning. The apartment has everything you need and the views are even better than you imagine. Note that the parking space is very tight and has a low roof, however we didnt use the car often as the train was so convenient. If you are considering it, book it you won't regret it!

This property is very well located in Carbis Bay a short walk from the train station, beach.

Really comfortable accommodation and brilliant veiws across Carbis Bay & St Ives bay.

I would recommend and likely to book again

Beautiful location with excellent picture views and everything you could need in a home from home.

We spent 10 days at Wave Watch in total comfort. A beautiful apartment the photos don't do it justice with quality furnishings and equipment tv, dishwasher etc. The most amazing view we have had in a holiday let so far. You just can't get bored watching the sea and the beach activity not to mention the little train that runs past. The highlight was seeing a seal from the huge bay window two days running spending time feeding and playing on the turquoise warer. The bottle of wine and crisps on arrival was a real plus. I highly recommend this property.

Excellent property

from start to finish very enjoyable stay

My wife and I have visited the Wave Watch three times this year, the apartment is amazing the views out of the large bay windows are absolutely fantastic. There is a short walk to Carbis bay beach and the train station is close by so you can take a train into St Ives. You are right by the coastal path and if you like walking the views along the path are brilliant. We hope to visit the Wave Watch again in the near future.

This is a wonderful apartment with amazing views. It was clean and contained everything you would need for a self catering holiday, with a whole lot more. Loved the extras; wind breakers and fold away seats for the beach, massive array of books and dvd's, binoculars to have a closer looks the wonderful view, and an amazing window seat with views of the whole of Carbis Bay and St Ives harbour in the distance. Wonderful apartment that we will definitely use if we holiday in this area again.

My Wife and I loved our stay at the Wave Watch apartment it was like home from home every thing you would ever need for a relaxing holiday was available, the views form the bay window is fantastic looking forward to returning in September.

We have had a wonderful week the sea views absolutely gorgeous 10 out of 10

Beautiful accommodation with everything you need for your holiday. Views are exceptional!

Fabulous apartment . Quiet area. Parking facility is a great bonus . Well equipped accommodation and very clean & comfortable . Wouldn't hesitate to book again and have already given details to friends as recommendation to stay here . Caretaker guy was helpful too. Many thanks