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Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate, St Ives, Cornwall
Embrace a luxury coastal vibe at the Carbis Bay Estate, set to a backdrop of their privately-owned 25-acre Blue Flag beach. Ideally positioned just outside St Ives, it's a truly stunning spot to take time out. There are myriad accommodation options, including 36 individually-designed rooms in the main hotel and eight luxurious beach lodges. Set within 125-acres, the hotel's dramatic waterside location is internationally recognised, as well as being one of the most beautiful bays in the UK. Steeped in over 100 years of tradition and history, the hotel provides direct access to the South West Coast Path, and is just 25-minutes' walk to the centre of St Ives. With its new C Bay spa and diverse selection of eateries, it offers a memorable escape to the West Cornish coast.
A 20-minute walk along the coastal path takes you to the Porthminster Beach Café, renowned for its exceptional beachside dining, with views across to Godrevy Lighthouse.
Carbis Bay beach is right on your doorstep, however, St Ives is only 10 minutes by car.
By car: 5 hours 30 minutes from London, 3 hours 30 minutes from Bristol, and 7 hours from Manchetser. Free parking available.
By train: London Paddington to St Erth takes around 5 hours. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the station. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
Perfect for couples looking for a romantic escape, as well as families after a traditional bucket-and-spade holiday, with a wide selection of eateries and beach activities. You'll be won over by the incredible sea views from every angle.
Service & Facilities
The infinity pool is the ultimate spot to unwind and breathe in the salt-fresh Cornish air, heated to 25 degrees, with unrivalled panoramic views - bliss. All of the lodges are dog-friendly, with direct access to the beach via private gardens.
- Swimming pool
- Fitness centre
- Wellness suite
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
The Beach Lodge (number 7) has an open plan living space and private garden with a hot tub, inviting you to make the most of the gorgeous sea views. It's 100% laidback luxury - think mood lighting, under-floor heating and modern technology, to a backdrop of the dreamiest seascapes.
Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Junior Suite, Beach Suite, Junior Beach Suite, Beach Lodge
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, bathrobes, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, TV, guest tablet, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
Ugly Butterfly is the ideal spot for an aperitif or after dinner cocktail in stylish surrounds. We loved the sweet, moreish lobster macaron, followed by butter-baked plaice with samphire and herb-crusted potatoes.
The Orangery: contemporary dining. British cuisine, seasonal menu. All-day menu, open daily.
Beach Club: terrace dining, Mediterranean cuisine. Open daily, lunch and dinner.
Walter's on the Beach: glamorous beachside dining and cocktails. International cuisine. Open daily, lunch and dinner.