12th June 2019
Swap your shoes for sandals and make the most of summer with a last minute self-catering holiday by the sea. From large celebration houses to cosy clifftop cabins, Beach Retreats has a fantastic selection of seaside boltholes for all.
Bring all the generations together for a memorable family holiday to Watergate Bay, in north Cornwall. Join the beach goers with a family surf lesson, kite flying, sandcastle building and more, on the beach just a 2-minute drive away. Instagram-worthy bars and restaurants nearby include Zacry’s, the bar on the sea wall – Watchful Mary and The Beach Hut (great for cocktails).
Seamist sleeps 16 guests and is the largest house in the Beach Retreats portfolio. Interior designed throughout the house has a striking contemporary design and a remarkable sense of light. The house provides guests with two living rooms, a cinema room, beautiful dining room, spacious garden and plenty of outside furniture for those all important sundowners.
Stay in Widemouth Bay and you’ll be greeted to hundreds of rockpools with fascinating creatures just waiting to be discovered. For the more energetic nearby water sports include surfing, kayaking and coasteering with Outdoor Adventure.
Pendeen is one of six luxury eco houses positioned directly on Widemouth Bay beach with awe-inspiring sea views from its balcony. Bude and its array of shops, restaurants and beaches are just a short drive. We recommend a visit to The Deck and Life’s A Beach – two fabulous beachside cafes.
Walk hand-in-hand along the harbour wall, leave footsteps in untouched golden sand and dine at one of Cornwall’s most popular eateries. Porthleven in west Cornwall is the perfect base for a romantic holiday with your loved one, exploring its secret coves, magnificent gardens and tiny fishing villages dotted along the coast.
Tom’s Cottage is just a two-minute walk from the historic harbour and its shops, cafes, pub, restaurants and beach, but if you would like to explore further afield then Penzance, Marazion, Hayle, Minack Theatre and Land’s End are just a short drive away.
Mawgan Porth is a haven for families with its fascinating rockpools, shallow stream at low tide and sheltered cove backed by high rugged cliffs. The South West Coast Path runs either side so guests can adventure by foot to nearby Watergate Bay and Bedruthan Steps.
Skyline sleeps 14 guests in six bedrooms and combines contemporary coastal living with boutique interiors to create a space perfect for self-catering family holidays. Leave the kids to entertain themselves in the large garden or games room, while the adults enjoy some alfresco dining on the balcony as the sun sets over the horizon.
As seen in Coast Magazine Lobster Pot is a cosy cabin made for two, set off the beaten track, offering a unique and romantic hideaway for couples. It’s perfect position gives guests the choice of 11 beaches within easy reach, with its closest being Porthcothan just a mile away. Enjoy a day out at nearby Padstow and dig into some fish & chips on the harbour wall. Walk the coast path to Trevone or Constantine bay. Discover Cornwall on two wheels as your cycle the famous Camel Trail.
Lobster Pot sleeps two and was beautifully designed by owner and local artist Susie Rae. Susie has carefully up-cycled coastal materials creating a rustic and contemporary twist to her design. Guests can relax on the fairy light lit decking with a BBQ and glass of something bubbly before retiring to the bedroom with its sumptuous super king size bed and its 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets.
For an ‘away from it all’ feeling and to avoid the crowds, visit South East Cornwall, also known as Cornwall’s ‘forgotten corner’. Here you can stroll along 3 miles of golden sand, walk the coast path to Rame Head, discover nearby Looe, Cawsand and Kingsand or take on a family surf lesson with Adventure Bay Surf School.
At The Meadow you’ll wake up to the sound of the Atlantic Ocean as you watch the waves roll in from the comfort of your sofa or private decking. This cosy cabin sleeps four guests and is just 200 metres from Whitsand Bay. Nearby restaurants include The Vault and The View, with the Blue Plate Restaurant and Waves further afield in Downderry.
Walk in the footsteps of ITV’s Doc Martin and explore the famous fishing village of Port Isaac. Walk the coast path past the Doc’s house, dine at the UK’s number one eatery Restaurant Nathan Outlaw and sit at the harbour wall watching the boats glide in and out of the harbour.
Seaside House sleeps six guests and is just a five-minute walk to the harbour, shops, restaurants and cafes. The three tiered garden is perfect for families with its summer house, seating area for alfresco dining and sea view from the top. Guests will enjoy the brand new kitchen with its modern design and glass roof, luxurious interiors and spacious bedrooms. Dogs are welcome at Seaside House.