The eight weeks of July and August are the most popular times to be in Cornwall and for a good reason too. The hope of great weather, the long and lazy school holidays, and numerous events are just a few reasons why…

Through the decades Cornwall has become a top hit for summer holidays. Nostalgic thoughts like ice cream, days lazing on warm beaches, rockpooling, paddling, tanned lifeguards and Cornish pasties all still stand true.

Hawkes Point are here to help you capture these moments again, that’s one of the reasons you’ll have some wonderful Moomaid of Zennor ice cream delivered to your door on your first day.

Carbis Bay, St Ives and West Cornwall in general have lots to offer families and summer holiday travellers. Plenty of golden sands, walks, restaurants and family friendly attractions, you’ll find plenty of ideas on our website…


Summer inspiration

  • Moomaid Ice Cream

    Ice Cream

    It’s the small things sometimes, and for us Moomaid ice cream puts a smile on the face every time. You and your party will all receive some on your first day. 

  • SUP & Sailing in Cornwall

    Beach Life

    We are only 5 minutes away from the Blue Flag Carbis Bay Beach. When the sun’s shining you’ll struggle to resist getting sandy feet at one of Cornwall’s best. 

  • Crab with a chef

    Family Friendly Eats

    Family friendly restaurants are two a penny, and trust us they go beyond burger and chips too. With so much to choose from, we’ve put together a list of our tried and tested favourites here

  • Unload the car at Hawkes Point with the family

    Family Friendly Holidays

    Hawkes Point is geared up to take care of your families needs. We’re here to make life as easy as possible, from cots to baby monitors to simple fun advice on where to go. Find out more.

  • Air display at Culdrose Air Day

    Top attractions and events

    Eden Sessions, Falmouth Week, St Ives Lifeboat Day, Geevor Mine, Paradise Park, Seal Sanctuary the list is very long! Need some more inspiration? Check out our tips.

  • The Sands in Carbis Bay

    It's more than a base...

    Our apartments offer more than a place to crash. Allocated parking, free WiFi, Apple TV, comfy beds and a fully equipped kitchen, perfect after long lazy beach days. 

  • GoPro camera

    The little extras...

    GoPro hire to capture precious moments, breakfast hampers to kick start your stay or simply removing the feather pillows or swapping the cream tea for something to meet your dietary requirements. Speak to the team.

  • St Ives, Fore Street

    Local team

    All of our team live within 30 minutes of Hawkes Point so we great knowledge of the area. We like to give honest suggestions, letting us guests know where we spend our days off and hope it’ll give you somewhere new to try. Check out our Insiders Knowledge.


"For you, for them"

This is everyone’s holiday and while you could laze on your balcony and stare endlessly at the changing palette of sea and sky, the kids probably have other ideas. So while you release tension at your Carbis

Bay yoga session or take a swing at a round of golf at Tregenna Castle, why not zip them into wetsuits and send them gliding on the waves with a surf lesson on Porthmeor beach?