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Wave Watch, Gwel Marten Carbis Bay

£455 - £1239 per week
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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!

Entrance

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.

Kitchen

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

Bedroom 1

king size double bed, TV.

Bedroom 2

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, short breaks available.

 
 

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.

October 2019

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

September 2019

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Carbis Bay

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. Carbis Bay is located near to the A30, making it easy to access other areas of the county.

Things to do near Carbis Bay

Beaches

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!

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. 

Food

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.

Walks

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. Have a read of our blog post on the Steeple Wood Stroll for more information.

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. Take a look at our handy Guide to Eating Out in Marazion to help you decide on the best place to refuel and rest your feet! If the walk back doesn’t seem too appealing, you can always ride the open-top bus all the way home!

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Local events

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 2020

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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.

TBC 1st - 2nd March 2020

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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 2020

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. 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 2020

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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 2020

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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!

21st - 30th June 2020

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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.

3rd - 6th July 2020

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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 2020

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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!

25th - 27th July 2020

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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!

8th August 2020

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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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 26th August 2020

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 2020

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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.

November 2020

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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. 

December 2020

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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 2020 - 4th January 2021

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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. 

TBC December 2020 (selected dates)

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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 2020

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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 2020

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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 2020

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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.

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.

Oct 2019

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

Sep 2019

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!

Jul 2019

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

Sep 2018

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

Jul 2018

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.

May 2017

Excellent property

May 2017

from start to finish very enjoyable stay

May 2017

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.

Sep 2016

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.

Aug 2016

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.

Apr 2016

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

Oct 2015

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

Aug 2015

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

Aug 2015