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Beach Haven

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "We have just returned home after a fantastic holiday at Beach Haven, Carbis Bay."

    What a great apartment & spotlessly clean. It had all the facilities you would ever need & the view over the bay is beautiful. We all had a fantastic time & will definitely be back. ( still got lots to see & do) Highly recommended!!

    Thank you very much Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved to stay in this beautiful property and we really enjoyed our holidays there!"

    This modern flat fulfills every wish! We will defenetly spend our vacation there again.

    We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thorsten4.7Jul 2023

  • "Can't complain, would certainly recommend to anyone."

    Excellent location and being so close to train station is a huge perk. Hopefully return soon!

    Thank you for your feedback, we look forward to you returning. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely apartment with all of the comforts of home - except my motorcycle!"

    Weather not good all week, but having visited Carbis Bay almost every year for over 30 years, interesting to see the changing colours and atmosphere of the seascape. Strange to think that we will remember this holiday more then others, not for the holiday itself, but more for the loss of Queen Elizabeth II. We will always remember where we were on Thursday 8th September 2022.

    I & ASep 2022

  • "Bed seems small, not sure it is kingsize (as advertised)."

    Floor was not clean when we arrived, cleaner came back within mins of us calling and cleaned floor thoroughly. No coffee pods supplied as advertised. This all made for slightly disappointing start to our holiday but generally the property was very comfortable, well equipped and good location.

    Sorry for the inconvenience of the floor cleaning. We can confirm the bed is definitely King Size. Due to Corona virus coffee pods had to be removed unfortunately the website was not updated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heidi3.8Aug 2022

  • "Apartment was very very nice, everything you could ask for and the garden was a great bonus."

    Not absolutely spotless when we arrived, nothing terrible but could have been cleaned more thoroughly.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jul 2022

  • "Thank you for such a great holiday!"

    We loved everything about the house. Great weather and lovely people to meet. Thanks again, see you again.

    NJul 2022

  • "A fabulous stay at Beach Haven, we were very lucky with the weather."

    Carbis Bay beach is lovely & peaceful, a great spot to dip your toes! Being so close to the train station is very handy for trips into St Ives & eliminates the search for a parking space. You can also do the lovely coastal walk that offers some fantastic scenery. The apartment is like home from home, it has everything you need making it very comfortable. Decorated beautifully. We've had a great week! Thank you.

    F & TApr 2022

  • "A great stay as usual thanks."

    However upon departure I had cause to move the dresser in the double bed bedroom with the ensuite. something had rolled off the top and underneath. There was thick dust on the top of the skirting. Also, on stripping the bed in readiness for our departure, there was again a fair quantity of dust between the headboard slats... and the floor under the bed held a fine layer of dust which could only be seen when the sun shone through the window at certain times of the day - if you were looking that is- in all the above cases it was obvious that attention had not been paid to this over several cleans and given that we lost most of our booked first day in order that a 'covid deep clean' could be paid attention to, it was obvious this had not been done. There were a few crumbs of food in the kitchen wall cupboard too, right of fridge... Clearly NOT a deep COVID clean that we experienced when we stayed in White Sails the previous October (2020). Also, the towel radiator in the ensuite bathroom did not work at all... The front entrance door had swollen too and scraped the frame as it was opened and closed. The noise of this may disturb other tenants? Other than this, I would say the stay was fine, the apartment well equipped and comfortable. We would stay with you again without question, but probably not this particular apartment given the cleaning. I am asthmatic and dust is one of my lesser triggers so a clean and dust free environment is something I would be looking for, particularly around a bed area. We brought along our Dyson personal air purifyer for the very purpose of extracting dust from the atmosphere whilst we slept. I have photo evidence of the dust I spoke of if you are interested to do something about it for your future clients.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, it is very important to us that all of our guests have an enjoyable stay. Please rest assured that all the cleaning issues you have highlighted have been addressed, if there is any concerns at all during your holiday please feel free to give us a call on 01736 630015 (option 2) for us to assist you. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.4Oct 2021

  • "Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday."

    This is such a lovely apartment, perfectly positioned to make the most of some of the most beautiful beaches in the south west. We reccommend swimming in the sea at carbis bay, it is cold but so worth it. Its been a magical week for us - who would have thought we would be wearing sandals and shorts in October.

    Emma And Matt, CotswoldsOct 2021

  • "Fantastic weather and walking."

    The little beach cafe at Porthgwarra is well worth a visit. Gwithian is brillliant for body boarding and viewing the seal pups at Godrevy is always a treat.

    Linda And PaulSep 2021

  • "FAbulous accommodation a home away from home and superb location very handy for the station and popping to St Ives."

    Beach at carbis bay was one of the best I have been too

    Reviewed by Clarrie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Thank you for letting us have a lovely holiday using your apartment."

    We came all the way from Manchester and had a great time. The apartment is beautiful and we loved the view of the sea walking down to the beach - stunning!

    Hilary, Darren And KyleAug 2021

  • "Hello I'm Daisy, I really enjoyed my stay."

    I love the coast walk to St Ives and i thought the beach was lovely- we went there everyday. The view was beautiful out of the windows and we took lots of photo's. The weather was lovely - even when raining. I think the apartment is an extremely nice place to call home for a week and we would love to come back. The apartment was beautifully decorated with paintings and pictures - i love art! We had a lovely week and are sad to go back home

    DaisyAug 2021

  • "Really lovely apartment with everything you need."

    Great location near beach and train and lovely restaurants too. we will be back soon.

    The CrawfordsJun 2021

  • "We have had a lovely week here in Beach Haven despite the weather."

    The apartment is beautifully presented and comfortable and we were very happy to have sky tv, when the wind and rain drove us indoors. Carbis Bay is a great place to stay. We recommend The Gannet pub for its food and the Sands restaurant for Sunday lunch. The walk to St Ives is lovely, but its great to catch the train too.

    Pauline And Colin StudleySep 2020

  • "Well 2020 has brought everyone lots of unexpected challenges, in many different ways."

    This week has been a wonderful time, as before this apartment is beautifully presented and a joy to call home for a week. Carbis Bay is so stunning, fabulous sun, sea and sand. So good for the soul!! :) Happy place for team Way Thank you

    Team WayJul 2020

  • "“We have had a lovely week here in Beach Haven despite the weather!"

    This apartment is beautifully presented and comfortable and we were very happy to have Sky TV when the rain and wind drove us indoors! Carbis bay is a great place to stay. We can recommend The Gannet Pub for its food and The Sands Restaurant for Sunday lunch. The walk to St Ives is lovely, but its great to catch the train too!” Pauline & Colin Studley, Plymouth

    TestimonialSep 2019

  • "“We have had a beautiful week with fantastic weather."

    A lovely and comfortable apartment in a good location for touring around this part of Cornwall. We enjoyed many sunsets at Godrevy and Sennen and early mornings at Botallock, which is great for walking. Thank you.” George & Denise

    TestimonialSep 2019

  • "“Best holiday ever."

    The words of our daughter, we were lucky with the good weather + lots to do. Lovely apartment.” Brian, Elizabeth, Helen + Piper

    TestimonialAug 2019

  • ""This is the second time we have stayed at The Sands and “Beach Haven” was fabulous."

    The location is excellent with a short walk to the train station and within 5 minutes you’re at St Ives. The Beach at Carbis Bay is beautiful and luck was on our side as we had glorious weather all week. The apartment has everything you will ever need and was extremely clean and well looked after. Beach Haven ticks all the boxes - the children loved the outside grass area; my husband loved the SKY TV with all the channels and I loved the fact that I come home with hardly any washing! The Housekeeper (Kim) was wonderful and responded instantly to any queries. I can’t thank her enough as she even posted a few items to our home address that had been left by the children. I can highly recommend Beach Haven apartment and you will not be disappointed. This is an amazing place to stay. See you soon! The Beardmore Family x"
    Louise Beardmore

    ReviewAug 2019

  • "What a beautiful place to arrive late at night after a long drive!"

    Such a wonderful week, we were blessed with the weather and waves so lots of beach action! Catching the train to St Ives for the day was lovely, we enjoyed the culture of The Tate and Babrara Hepworth Sculpture Gardens too. We would love to come back!!!! (Happy Place!) Many Thanks from Team Way ? x

    TestimonialJul 2019

  • "We had a beautiful week, sunshine every day!"

    Very happy with the flat, it was comfortable and had everything we needed and we loved the garden and the view. Carbis Bay is our favourite place to come on holiday and so easy to get to St Ives on the little train. Carbis Bay Holidays never fail to exceed our expectations, Many thanks Dorothy and Mike

    TestimonialJul 2019

  • ""A beautiful apartment, a real home from home."

    Stunning views overlooking the sea. A great location very close to Carbis Bay Beach, also easy access into St Ives along the coastal path or train. The apartment is well equipped and has everything you could need. Would certainly recommend and will stay again."
    Ann Bennett Bennett

    ReviewApr 2019

  • ""We stayed here over new year the apartment was lovely very well equipped."

    It felt like home from home, brilliant location very close to carbis bay beach and close to st Ives. The view is fabulous, had a lovely time and will be revisiting soon. "
    Fiona Pearce

    ReviewApr 2019

  • "We are regular to Cornwall, Had a great time as usual, weather was a bit hit and miss, had some great days on Carbis Bay beach, lovely apartment and beds were so comfortable."

    Very well equipped. My five year old loved the Sky TV. Thanks for a great holiday! Robert, Mandy and Little Thomas.

    TestimonialAug 2017

  • "We've had a greast time relaxing in this lovely apartment."

    We re frequent visitors to Carbis Bay and have stayed at The Sands several times. We love the great views - even in the rain (theirs been a lot!) and the location which is great for the beach and station. Looking forward to or next visit to Carbis Bay and hopefully a bit better weather!! David, Jane, Will and Tom.

    TestimonialAug 2017

  • "A lovely apartment, extremely comfortable and a perfect base for beautiful St Ives."

    See you next year! The shorts family

    TestimonialJul 2017

  • "First visit to Cornwall, wont be our last!"

    Loved it, even the rain! Fabulous apartment! The Barnos

    TestimonialJul 2016

  • "We have had a really great time at Beach Haven."

    Thank you it has been a lovely place to stay whilst we visit our favorite - St Ives! The Davies Family

    TestimonialJul 2016

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay at Beach Haven."

    We had a wonderful first visit to Carbis Bay & St Ives and we definitely return. The apartment was the perfect baqse with everything we would need (and more!) Thanks again! Daniel & Jo

    TestimonialJun 2016

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This property is part of the Carbis Bay Holidays collection.
Escape to a luxury holiday cottage nudging the Cornish coast. Carbis Bay Holidays collection of stylish self-catering accommodation ranges from penthouse apartments overlooking the white-sand beaches of St Ives, to designer country homes a pebble’s throw from the coast.


  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with 32" TV with Freeview and an en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with 32" TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven/grill, 5-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • TV with Sky Package including movies and sport, TV with Freeview, iPod docking station, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided
  • Off-road gated parking for one car
  • Garden with a seaward facing patio and a seaward facing communal garden with outside furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3, pub 1 mile, beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: Please bring your own linen for the cot
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Set overlooking St Ives Bay, at Sands Apartments, in Carbis Bay, this stunning ground floor, two-bedroom apartment, Beach Haven, enjoys uninterrupted views across the bay to St Ives harbour and Island., from its cleverly designed living area and bedrooms, this superb coastal hideaway, for a couple or family is close to cliff sidewalks to St Ives, Lelant or Hayle, a scenic railway, and the stunning Carbis Bay Beach, all just a short walk away, its contemporary open plan living area, consisting of a kitchen, dining and sitting area, all benefiting from the views showcased via the floor to ceiling glass patio doors, to the living area, open them up and breathe in the fresh sea air, the Cornish vista from the private patio and communal garden is truly inspiring, the stylish living area has oak wood flooring throughout, is lit by natural light through the patio doors, relax on either of the two cream leather sofas with coffee tables, watching the ocean, or set the mood lighting and enjoy the entertainment on the large Panasonic television with Sky package, including Cinema and Sport, a dining area and kitchen are within the open plan living area, so the chef can easily socialise with guests, an oak table with four matching chairs lets you dine in style, a hi-spec German open plan kitchen, with soft closures, splash back and granite work surface, is well appointed with everything you need for your holiday, both bedrooms are seaward facing, enjoying stunning bay and garden views, the master king size bedroom, has a private en-suite with shower, this room also provides access to the lawned garden and seaward facing decked patio, the second room is fitted with twin beds, both rooms offer plenty of storage space, a spacious family bathroom with bath and shower-over, offers a wonderful relaxing retreat after a busy day exploring, two outdoor areas with breathtaking ocean views, including a private seaward facing patio with views of a landscaped communal garden, let you enjoy Cornwall’s healthy outdoor lifestyle, a patio table and four chairs are provided for alfresco meals as the sun sets over St Ives, a short walk brings you to the crystal clear waters of Carbis Bay Beach, with its Blue Flag status and lifeguards watching over you at peak times, it's perfect for surfing or swimming, you may even want to try paddle boarding, from the beach you can access the South West Coast Path, this circles Cornwall’s coastline, you can walk towards Hayle in one direction and St Ives in the other, follow the cliffside walk to St Ives, surrounded by beautiful beaches, cobbled streets filled with independent shops and a host of cafes and restaurants this beautiful traditional Cornish fishing village, with its working harbour, is a wonderful spot to explore, St Ives is renowned worldwide for its artists and is home to the Tate gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, one of the town’s former famous residents, after a busy time you will want a relaxing way to return to Carbis Bay, hop on the scenic train, this hugs the coastline and connects the surrounding area, it’s a breath-taking journey, a day trip to Land’s End is a must and if you love theatre don't miss out on one of the country’s best, The Minack nearby is dramatically set on a Cornish Cliff edge, heading back, just after Penzance, St Michaels Mount is captivating, this historic jewel in Cornwall’s crown sits on its own island, which you can walk out to at low tide, if you have children, they will enjoy feeding the animals at Paradise Park in Hayle or enjoy thrilling rides at Flambards Theme Park near Helston, Beach Haven’s setting not only lets you enjoy a fabulous beach holiday but a base to easily explore so much more of Cornwall, allowing you to make memories that will last a lifetime.

The Sands

The Sands Apartments are a prestigious development of contemporary apartments of various designs, ideally positioned to maximise the views across St Ives Bay and convenient for the Blue Flag accredited Carbis Bay beach.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


St Ives 2 miles ; Hayle 3.5 miles ; Penzance 8.5 miles

Just a short drive from iconic St Ives, the seaside village of Carbis Bay is best-known for its beautiful stretch of pure white sand. With turquoise waters and sheltered conditions, the beach feels almost subtropical and is the perfect spot for a good old-fashioned day by the sea. The beach is also home to the Ocean Sports Centre, so if sunbathing is not really your thing, why not hire a kayak or SUP and get out on the water instead. Or why not treat yourself to a Spa day at the delightful hotel which overlooks the beach and has a fabulous terrace where cocktails can be enjoyed in the Cornish sunshine? Carbis Bay has a small range of local shops and restaurants as well as a fish & chip takeaway and railway branch line. The train journey from Carbis Bay into St Ives is perhaps one of the most beautiful in the country; St Ives additionally makes for a great day out, with plenty of galleries to explore. The quayside town of Hayle also isn't far and is home to activities for the all the family, including a golf and a wildlife sanctuary. The Godrevy Nature Reserve and Penwith Heritage Coast are also within easy reach from Carbis Bay, providing outdoors and watersports plans with even more activities to partake in, including coasteering and birdwatching. Carbis Bay is truly a wonderful holiday location for those wanting to experience Cornwall's breathtaking coastline.

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property.
Access to the apartment is across a pedestrian bridge from the parking area to the back of The Sands with level access to the lift. Lift access should not be solely relied upon as if not operational due to maintenance / fault you will need to use the stairs.

Azure development - please note the new Azure Development (8 dwellings) adjacent to The Sands apartments has now been substantially constructed, but there may be some ongoing completion works continuing in to 2024.

SKY TV: The owner is pleased to be able to provide this property with Sky TV, please check the description for the Sky package provided. Please note that the PIN to the Sky box cannot be provided. Therefore there may be viewing restrictions applied during the day as per Ofcom regulations e.g. Watershed limitations. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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  • Christmas