Beach Retreats specialise in self-catering holidays within walking distance of a good beach across Cornwall.  Beautifully designed and meticulously finished interiors, all in the right locations within easy reach of an amazing array of places to eat, drink, play, relax and shop.


Beach Retreats’ parent is Watergate Bay Hotel, the multi-award-winning hotel which has set the standard for lifestyle hospitality based around active relaxation set on Cornwall’s finest surf beach. More than half a century since the Ashworths bought Watergate Bay, the group founded Beach Retreats, returning to its self-catering roots after hotel guests asked the owners to look after their local holiday lets.

Beach Retreats has grown from a local agency serving the bay and neighbouring villages of Porth and Mawgan Porth, to a Cornwall-wide agency with its sights set on expanding to coastlines further afield.


We’re an award-winning agency specialising in self-catering holidays that help you focus on what matters – time on the beach.

Discover our latest awards below, including ‘Best Small Company for UK Holiday Home Rentals’ and ‘Best Property Manager in the South West’.

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Whether you are surfing before breakfast, enjoying long lazy lunches down at the beach cafe or taking in the sunset over the water from your balcony, we have cottages, apartments and houses to meet your needs in style.

Our holiday cottages and apartments are chosen for their high standards of interior décor, local amenities and of course, the walk to a fantastic Cornish beach. Backed up by a friendly and helpful reservations team who visit our properties and know the local area, we remove ‘booking anxiety’ by helping guests to choose and enjoy a memorable Cornish holiday.

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Our award-winning service for owners covers everything to ensure their holiday let investment is optimised for income and bookings, and cared for by our local team. Because keeping our guests happy is only half the story. Once you’re in our portfolio your place is at the heart of Beach Retreats and your needs are our priority.

Whether it’s on point marketing, digital savvy or spotting the opportunities that will increase your yield, we’ve got a lot to offer. But underlining our skills, expertise and business experience is our belief in the power of great places by the beach. And our
commitment to making sure every owner on our books – and guest that stays with us – feels that power too.

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