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Dolphin Watch

Carbis Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 1073930)



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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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26 Customer Review(s)

  • Ms Taylor

    “Great accommodation, beautiful location & views.”

    If you want to walk to the beach be prepared to climb. Would of booked again for next year but it’s doubled in price

    - Ms Taylor, August 2021

    Dear Wenda, Thank you for taking the time to submit feedback, it helps us and the owners going forward and we always take all points into consideration. Its lovely to hear you enjoyed the apartment, and we totally agree, the view is stunning. We are sorry to hear to hear you have been put off by the pricing. Please be assured that the pricing is regularly reviewed by the owners and ourselves. Please don't hesitate to take a look at the prices in the future as they can change at anytime. We sincerely hope you enjoyed your stay, Carbis Bay Holidays Team - Sykes owner relations

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.

Gwel Marten

Gwel Marten Apartments occupy a superb position on Headland Road at Carbis Bay. With dramatic views along Carbis Bay beach across to St Ives and Godrevy Lighthouse in the other direction.

The property

The stunning views from the bay window of Dolphin Watch are a joy.

This luxury first floor apartment is aptly named too, if you are lucky you may spot dolphins playing in the bay.

However, the view alone is breath-taking, stretching across Carbis Bay beach to St Ives and out to Godrevy Lighthouse.

Sleeping four in two comfortable bedrooms, it’s perfect for a family holiday or romantic beach retreat.

A wall of windows showcases this amazing seascape in the open plan sitting and dining area.

Sit down in the window seat or relax in one of the two large sofas and enjoy watching nature at play or enjoy the entertainment provided on a smart TV with Freeview.

The dining area is to the rear of the sitting area benefitting from its wonderful sea views.

This delightful space is furnished with wooden floors, a large dining table, six matching chairs and a large serving hatch to the kitchen, allowing the cook to still join in the fun.

The chef won’t miss out on the sea views either as a second opening from the kitchen to the sitting area reveals more ocean scenes.

A well-appointed contemporary kitchen to the rear has everything you need in your luxury home from home.

Both bedrooms are to the rear and separated from the rest of the living accommodation by glass sliding doors.

This is a bonus if you or your children want an early night without being disturbed by others in the living room.

The master bedroom has a beautifully dressed double bed, the second room is fitted with a single bed and a bunk bed.

The second room is also large enough for the travel cot which is provided.

The bathroom of Dolphin Watch is incredibly spacious with ceramic wall tiles and wood effect flooring.

The beautiful communal gardens of Gwel Marten are available for guests’ to use and benefit from stunning views and access to the South West Coastal Path and Carbis Bay beach.

The coastal path offers a dramatic 20 mins walk to the beautiful Cornish fishing village of St Ives or you can catch the scenic railway nearby.

This visits St Ives and the surrounding area and is one of the most beautiful train journeys in the country.

Dolphin Watch’s setting is truly magical and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with this beachside retreat and who knows you may spot some extra friends too.


Ground Floor


  • First floor apartment, over one floor, Two bedroom: 1 x double, 1 x single, 1x bunk bed, 1 x family bathroom with bath and shower, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC, Open-plan living space with dining and sitting area, kitchen, seaward facing communal garden.
  • Gas central heating
  • Double oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Apple TV and Freeview to the lounge, TV with Freeview to master bedroom, DVD player with selection of DVDs, Alexa Echo to living area, Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided; we request that guests provide their own cot bedding
  • Off-road undercover parking for one car, seaward facing communal gardens, Sorry no pets, no smoking
  • Shops, beaches, and pubs within a short walk.

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 town 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 boutique 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 branchline. The train journey from Carbis Bay into St Ives is perhaps one of the most beautiful in the country.

Region Information

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property. Access from the parking area is up one level via five steps with hand rails.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas