Cornwall Beach Holidays

7th January 2020

Picnic at Perranporth

With three miles of golden sand there’s space for everyone on Perranporth’s huge beach. Spread out from the crowd down to the far end of the beach, find sheltered picnic spots in the dunes, or enjoy lunch at The Watering Hole while watching the surfers and bodyboarders in the vast expanse of Atlantic blue.

Rockpool at Trevaunance Cove

A sheltered bay at the bottom of St Agnes village, Trevaunance Cove is a small beach nestled below craggy cliffs. At low tide large areas of rocks are uncovered, making it perfect for rock pooling, and the clear waters are ideal for swimming and snorkelling; great for a family beach day.

Walks at Chapel Porth

Turn off your phone and step away from modern life for a couple of hours at Chapel Porth. A secluded National Trust beach with wonderful surrounding walks, the beach is presided over by the iconic remains of Wheal Coates tin mine, and the little café serves ‘hedgehog’ clotted cream ice creams: the stuff of local legend!

Build Sandcastles at Porthtowan

A family favourite for sandcastle building, beach games, and swimming in the tidal pool, Porthtowan’s Blue Flag beach is within an Area of Outstanding Beauty. At the edge of the beach The Blue Bar provides a great location for a beachside lunch or evening drink.

Paddle at Holywell Bay

Picturesque, sheltered, with soft sand, undulating dunes and a shallow channel great for paddling, Holywell Bay ticks the boxes for a memorable family day at the coast. Dogs are allowed all year round too, so everyone can go along!

Go Crabbing at Crantock

The River Gannel flows down to the beautiful wide beach at Crantock; bring buckets to go crabbing in the estuary, try paddle boarding in the clear water, or clamber up the steep dunes to fully appreciate the breathtaking sweep of the bay.

Surf at Fistral Beach

One of the best surfing beaches in Europe, surfers flock to this deservingly popular spot in Newquay with quality breaks. The sandy beach is great for shell hunting, and there are beachfront amenities, showers, restaurants, shops and parking.

Explore Towan Beach and Great Western Beach
Bordered by Newquay harbour on one side and ‘the island’ (a rocky outcrop connected to the mainland by a suspension footbridge) on the other, Towan Beach is located in the heart of Newquay. Just around the corner, on Great Western Beach, the entrance to an old Victorian tunnel can still be seen. Lifts from within the tunnel used to carry guests to and from the Hotel Victoria, high on the cliffs above the beach.

Take in the View at Watergate Bay

Boasting two glorious miles of sand, Watergate Bay is a popular surfing and kitesurfing spot, and has lovely beachfront cafes and restaurants from which to enjoy watching the spectacular sea swell here. 

If visiting Cornwall's glorious beaches isn't enough, how about waking up next to one on your next holiday? Open the curtains to breathtaking beach and sea views and step from your holiday home from home onto the sand in seconds... take a look at our best beachside properties.

Atlantic Bay

Situated next to Perranporth beach, stay less than a minutes’ walk from the sand at one of our Atlantic Bay apartments. Our range sleep four to six guests, with dog friendly apartments, private parking and some with sea views! 

Browse Atlantic Bay apartments here

Sand Bay

Alongside Perranporth beach, Sand Bay apartments are just seconds away from three miles of beach and sand dunes. Our Sand Bay apartments and villas sleep four to eight guests, with dog friendly options and magnificent sea views!

Browse our Sand Bay apartments here

Beach Walk 1 and 2

Our apartments on Beach Walk are less than a minutes’ walk from the beach and ideal for couples. Sleeping two guests with parking near-by and communal decking area with sea views. Beach Walk 2 boasts sea views from the living area too.


Located just off the high street, two minutes’ walk from the beach. Peran is a newly renovated ground floor apartment with Wheal View apartment above.

Sleeps four | Parking | WiFi


Wheal View

Located just off the high street, two minutes’ walk from the beach. Wheal View is a newly renovated first floor apartment, above Peran apartment.

Sleeps four | Parking | WiFi


Beachside doesn’t get much closer, Seafront is just moments from the sand in Porthtowan. Overlooking miles of blue flag beach and close to the beachside café and shops.

Sleeps four | Dog friendly | Garden | Sea views | Parking

Beachside Mews

Located in The Dunes, a stylish, first floor apartment less than two minutes’ walk from Perranporth beach.

Sleeps four | Dog friendly | Parking | WiFi

Seaview House

A lovely Victorian cottage on the seafront in Perranporth, with wonderful views. Spacious, comfortable and fitted with all the mod cons you need for a relaxing holiday.

Sleeps nine | Garden | Sea views | Parking | WiFi


Beach View

A traditional Victorian cottage with modern amenities, less than 50 metres from the beach with fabulous beach and sea views. Spaciously and comfortably furnished with modern amenities.

Sleeps eight | Sea views | Parking | WiFi

5 The Dunes

A beautiful mews house in the new development next to Perranporth beach. Less than one minutes’ walk from the sand. Spacious and stylish, with country views from the kitchen area.

Sleeps five | Garden | Country views | Parking | WiFi

Book your self-catering holiday home online or call our friendly team today on 01872 572971. 

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