Half Term Breaks at Carbis Bay

Carbis Bay Estate is the perfect family-friendly escape - offering barefoot luxury, time out for adults and plenty of fun for children.


Imagine – an early morning stroll on the beach with the sun coming up, watching the children playing on the sands before you, a long lunch in the Beach Club - all set against the serene soundtrack of lapping waves...it really doesn’t get much better than this!

Our popular C Bay Kids' Club caters to the imaginations of all ages and immerses children in the eye-opening nature and cultural beauty of the Bay – from adventure watersports to marine exploration. We'll lead the children on a day of activities, games and discovery, so you can treat yourself to some time out – perhaps visit our C Bay Spa or lose yourself in a good book.

Things to do

Most popular among junior visitors tends to be our private, 25-acre Blue Flag beach, whose golden sands support game-playing and endless running. The sea is almost always calm and gentle, too, so bathing is safe.

There’s also plenty of gardens to play in, while The Conservatory has kids’ menus and readily-available ice cream. There are film nights and regular, hosted activities. And, if more leg-stretching is needed, the South West Coast Path runs through our estate and it’s an easy, scenic 25 minute stroll to St Ives’ galleries, shops, museums and harbour.

Ocean Sports

While many visitors to Carbis Bay Beach keep to a strict diet of swimming and sunbathing, others crave a little more activity. That could be a stroll or jog up the mile-long beach, or some frisbee-throwing and ball-and-bat. Another option is to take a craft out into the beckoning blue of St Ives Bay.

That’s where the Ocean Sports Centre comes in. Located halfway along Carbis Bay Beach, you may hire kayaks, stand-up paddleboards or Topper sailing dinghies. All equipment is maintained to the highest standards and, with friendly instructors on-hand, you can always glean a few handy tips before heading out. There’s no need to book ahead for hire; just turn up at the beach.

Choose your Family-Friendly Accommodation

Within the Estate you'll find a range of luxury suite properties and self catering cottages ideally suited for families or larger parties or those who require a little more space.

Beach Houses (Sleeps 4)

Landscape of Beach House lounge area.
Beach house with dining area and staircase behind.

This pair of beachside retreats is positioned close to the hotel’s numerous facilities, with uninterrupted sea views and just a frisbee’s throw from the beach itself. With modern coastal interiors, they are well equipped with fully fitted kitchens.

For prices and availability, please call the team on +44(0)1736 795311 or make an enquiry

Family Apartments (Sleeps 4)

Nestled in a wooded valley against the gentle burble of its stream are these beautifully decorated apartment suites, each with dedicated parking and just a stone's throw from the Main House and Carbis Bay Beach. All have a kitchen/diner/lounge living space, lush bathrooms, spa toiletries and a welcome Carbis Bay Cornish Hamper.

For prices and availability, please call the team on +44(0)1736 795311 or make an enquiry

Valley Cottages (Sleeps 5)

Valley Cottages at Carbis Bay estate
Double bedroom with warm lighting.

A location deep in leafy Carbis Valley means they offer relaxing quietude – and yet you’ll still be within the hotel grounds, and just a minute’s amble from the beach or Main House, restaurant and spa.

The cottages suit both families and large groups, courtesy of their pair of king-size bedrooms and a third bedroom with a rollaway bed. Perfect for special occasions, each also boasts a spacious lounge and conservatory/dining area, a well-equipped kitchen, two bathrooms and your very own outdoor terrace or garden in a woodland setting.

For prices and availability, please call the team on +44(0)1736 795311 or make an enquiry

Beach Lodges (Sleeps up to 8)

For something truly special this summer, choose the Beach Lodges.

With super-stylish interiors and private rooftop gardens for sunbathing and stargazing, these spectacular waterfront retreats are perfect to enjoy oh-so awesome sunsets and the feeling of sand between your toes anytime you please!

Sit back and watch the turquoise of your hot tub blend seamlessly with the blues of the Bay...heaven on earth!

For prices and availability, please call the team on +44(0)1736 795311 or make an enquiry


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