Carbis Bay Estate is the perfect family-friendly escape this half-term, offering barefoot luxury, time out for adults and plenty of fun for children.
Fancy searching for shells on the sand before breakfast? Playing board games in front of a crackling fire? Half-term isn't long, but you can make memories at Carbis Bay that last a lifetime.
Choose from woodland hideaways surrounded by dazzling autumn colours to luxurious beach retreats located above the golden sands of Carbis Bay.
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.
If you crave a little more activity, visit our Ocean Sports Centre and enjoy a family day out on the water.
The 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.
There are film nights and regular, hosted activities* and, if more leg-stretching is needed, the South West Coast Path runs through the estate and it’s an easy, scenic 25-minute stroll to St Ives’ galleries, shops, museums and harbour.
*Subject to COVID restrictions - please ask at time of booking.
In St Ives, you can enjoy the blissfully quiet beaches of Porthmeor, Porthgwidden, Harbour and Porthminster. Take an early morning walk along Porthminster at low tide all the way to the harbour and the lifeboat station, then pause for a piping hot pasty.
Explore farther afield and discover more of what Cornwall has to offer. A stay wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Leach Pottery.
Famous Cornish landmarks are all within easy reach including the Minack Theatre, St Michael's Mount, Land’s End, Sennen Cove and many of the classic Poldark filming locations.
Choose your Family-Friendly Accommodation
Within the Estate you'll find a range of luxury Suites and Self-Catering properties ideally suited for families or larger parties or those who require a little more space.
From cosy Cornish cottages to spacious waterfront retreats big enough for all the family, we can help you piece together the perfect half-term holiday.
Take a look at our collection and secure your dates today.