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Cheap Hotels in Carbis Bay

St Ives Road Carbis Bay, St Ives
0.2 Miles from the centre

Thurlestone House is an adults-only bed & breakfast in Carbis Bay, around 1.2 miles from St Ives. The property enjoys sea views and offers a range of breakfasts. Just 7 minutes’ drive from the Tate St Ives gallery, this Cornish bed & breakfast has free parking and WiFi. Each guest room includes a flat-screen TV, alarm clock, wardrobe and tea and coffee facilities. There is an en suite shower with a hairdryer and toiletries. Thurlestone House offers a choice of cereals, yogurt and fruit salad as well as cooked breakfast. Porthminster Beach is around 1 mile away and guests can drive to the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden in 5 minutes. Penzance and Mousehole are around 20 - 25 minutes’ drive from Thurlestone House.

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per night from £99
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Carbis Bay
0.2 Miles from the centre

Set in tropical gardens, this elegant hotel offers wonderful sea views, an award-winning restaurant and direct access to Carbis Bay Beach, which is a member of The Most Beautiful Bays In The World organisation. Picturesque St Ives is just 1.5 miles away. Guests can relax in the outdoor swimming pool, or on the spacious sea-view terrace. Carbis Bay and Spa Hotel also has a grand lounge, and live entertainment is often available in the traditional bar. Sands Restaurants serves a creative menu, including freshly caught Cornish seafood and local produce. The conservatory offers cocktails and tapas, and indulgent afternoon teas are also available. The bright and airy bedrooms each have a cosy seating area and tea/coffee facilities. All rooms have free WiFi access and a private modern bathroom, and many rooms have views of the bay. Just 300 metres from Carbis Bay Railway Station, Carbis Bay and Spa Hotel is surrounded by scenic coastal walks. West Cornwall Golf Club is within a 5-minute drive, and Tate St Ives is just 2 miles away.

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per night from £1,400
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Hotels in Carbis Bay

A small but popular Cornish resort situated a mile south-east of St Ives, Carbis Bay boasts breathtaking coastal views. This picturesque bay hosts a magnificent sandy beach which allows for many recreational activities such as swimming, boating, surfing, rock climbing and tennis. With such close proximity to the popular coastal town of St Ives, Carbis Bay is the perfect place for a day trip or short break.


Made popular in 1894 when Cornish architect Silvanus Trevail built the Carbis Bay Hotel, the area was an inspiration to award-winning author Rosamunde Pilcher OBE, with the hotel itself being featured in a number of her novels.

Hiking and other activities

The South-West Coast Path, a 630-mile trail from Minehead to Poole, runs through the village, along with a network of footpaths which offer stunning views of the coast – perfect for hiking.

During low tide, hikers can make their way to the RSPB bird sanctuary beach of Porthkidney Sands to encounter rare wildflowers and migratory birds. Keen eyes might also spot the wrecks of three ships which sank in November 1893 during the ‘Cintra Gale'.

The golden sands of Carbis Bay make the beach an ideal spot for families with young kids, as the sea here is perfect for swimming and paddling.

Food and drink

Visitors can find a good meal in the Carbis Bay Hotel or snacks in the beach café. A pleasant evening can also be had in nearby St Ives where a plethora of pubs, cafés and restaurants can be found featuring a number of different cuisines.

Seafood is particularly tasty in the town and Seagrass and St Andrew's Bistro both have excellent and good value menus available. The Hub Bar & Kitchen in St Ives offers tasty American and BBQ fare during the summer months and their food can be bought on the street – perfect for eating while wandering around the harbour.

Carbis Bay is quite a beauty spot – so come and enjoy the area soon.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Carbis Bay

Which hotels are the most popular ones to stay at in Carbis Bay?

Green Apple Bed and Breakfast, Thurlestone House and Carbis Bay and Spa Hotel are some of the popular hotels in Carbis Bay.

What are the most convenient hotel rates in Carbis Bay?

The cheapest price for a double room in Carbis Bay is £99, offered by Thurlestone House.

What are the best hotels in Carbis Bay near the center?

The best hotels near the center of Carbis Bay are Carbis Bay and Spa Hotel, Thurlestone House and Green Apple Bed and Breakfast.

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