Carbis Bay Beach & St Ives

Oystercatcher is ideally situated in Carbis Bay, near the beach and St Ives. The rest of West Cornwall including Land's End is easily accessible by car or by open-top bus in the summer, or even by bike for the more adventurous!

Carbis Bay has great restaurants (La Casita has fresh seafood and an upbeat atmosphere so is a must visit), a local pub, and a fish & chip shop with restaurant. There is a small convenience shop and a local Tesco. It's a 15-minute walk to the blue-flagged Carbis Bay beach with its golden sand, turquoise water and Ocean Sports Centre where you can hire wetsuits, stand-up paddleboards and kayaks.

St Ives, the jewel in Cornwall's crown, is easily accessible from Oystercatcher – walk along the South West Coast Path for 30 minutes, or take the train, bus or a taxi. There are plenty of great restaurants to try, with an emphasis on fresh fish and seafood with locally-sourced dishes – there's also the odd pasty shop too! With its 7 glorious beaches, Tate gallery, Barbara Hepworth sculpture museum, independent gift shops and boat rides to take you seal spotting, the Food & Drink Festival held in May, and the September Festival of music and arts – you will be spoilt for choice as to what to do!

You can access fabulous walks straight out of Oystercatcher, to explore Porthkidney Sands beach, the Steeple, and take the ancient St Michael's Way pilgrimage route all the way to Penzance.