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Wave Watch, Gwel Marten
Carbis Bay

£475 - £1320 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!


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, coffee machine.

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, short breaks available.


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.

March 2022

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

November 2021

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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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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.

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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. 


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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.

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