6th September 2018
Enjoy two free nights when you book a three or five-night break
From 1 November to Easter (excluding school holidays) Beach Retreats are offering two free nights for guests that book a three or five-night stay over the phone. Below we have hand-picked 7 properties that are included in this fantastic offer, with a little inspiration on things to see and do over your two free days.
Please be aware this offer is for guests that book their property over the phone.
Walk the South Coast Path
Boscastle is a sheltered natural inlet, sat within steep cliffs and home to quaint stone-built cottages, shops and tea-rooms. The picturesque harbour is part of the National Trust, with the South West Coast Path running directly through the village. Follow the path yourself or for a little more guidance find a map and accessibility information on the South West Coast Path website.
Make a wish at St Nectan’s Glen
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, St Nectan’s Glen is made up of three beautiful waterfalls, each unique and just a stone’s throw away from one another. Walk through an ancient woodland with Ivy clad trees and along the banks of the Rver Trevillet before you reach the first one. Pick up your wellies on arrival and keep your eyes peeled for Cornish piskies and fairies. Find out more about visiting St Nectan’s Glen from Boscastle here.
Take a surf lesson
Wake up to the sound of waves in our new contemporary apartment overlooking the famous Fistral beach. With the golden sand and Atlantic Ocean just 300 metres away, it would be rude not to jump from ‘bed to board’ and ride those waves. Fistral Beach Surf School offer lessons for all abilities, for both groups and individuals. Find out more about Fistral Surf School here.
Enjoy a spa day at Fistral Beach Hotel
With spectacular sea views from their lounge, and a deep and luxurious spa pool, Fistral Beach Hotel Spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind this winter. Treat yourself to one of their signature treatments including a full body massage, Indian head massage, salt and oil scrub, facial and more. This fantastic spa also includes a jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Find out more about spa days with Fistral Beach Hotel.
Walk the coast path to Cawsand
A beautiful walk taking in both sides of the Rame peninsula – from the shelter of Plymouth Sound, around rugged Rame Head to the vast sandy sweep of Whitsand Bay. You’ll love the chapel, where the Armade was first spotted, and the Napoleonic fort at Polhawn, as well as the remains of the Iron Age promontory. The walk itself is 5.2 miles, stop off for a bite to eat and refreshing drink before heading back to your cabin. Find out more about this walk at South West Coast Path.
Dine at The View restaurant
Perched high on the cliffs at Whitsand Bay and just a short walk from Alpha, The View is a modern and vibrant family restaurant offering views far west along the Cornish coastline to Goonhilly on The Lizard. The restaurant was recently listed in the Michelin Guide. (Please call to check opening times during winter)
Climb the sand dunes at Holywell Bay beach
With a natural playground on your doorstep, Holywell Bay beach is the perfect spot for those holidaying with the whole family. Climb the golden sand dunes, discover wildlife in and around the shallow stream and watch the sunset drop behind the famous Gull Rocks. If you’ve been watching the BBC One Poldark series, you’ll know this spot well.
Relax by a crackling fire in the local pub
Relax and unwind after a long day of exploring at Treguth Inn, in Holywell Bay. This thatched 13th century cottage serves delicious home-cooked food, real ale and has a crackling log fire for the winter months. Travelling with your four-legged friend? Treguth in is also dog-friendly so no need to leave anyone behind. Find out more and see a menu here.
Enjoy a family surf lesson with the Extreme Academy
Try a new sport, learn to surf or get to the next level with ready-to-ride lessons. Extreme Academy are the closest surf school to 1 Whitehouse, with hot showers, all the kit to keep you warm, changing rooms and lockers. Whether it’s with the whole family or a one to one session, Extreme Academy offers something for all abilities.
Take in the breathtaking views from Wheal Coates mine
Guests of Liberty cottage have some fantastic walks nearby that are a must when holidaying in St Agnes. Drive 5-10 minutes up the road and park in the Chapel Porth National Trust car park. From here take the South West Coast Path along the cliff until you reach the Wheal Coates mines. The stunning ocean backdrop is loved by many, with artists flocking here year on year. Find out more about walking to Wheal Coates here.
Build a sandcastle at Trevaunance Cove
Known as one of Cornwall’s ‘Best kept secrets’ Trevaunace Cove is a family favourite for those visiting St Agnes and its surrounding area. Build a castle in the golden sand, go rockpooling at low tide and enjoy a walk around to its neighbouring beach Trevallas Porth. Dogs are welcome on this beach all year round. Find out more about visiting Trevaunance Cove here.
Drink a hot chocolate at Widemouth Bay Cafe
There’s nothing better than hunkering down with a hot chocolate (extra marshmallows of course) whilst you watch the waves crashing in the bay. Widemouth Bay Cafe offers both inside and outdoor seating serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with commanding views of the pumping surf. Find out more and see a full menu here.
Go rockpooling on Black Rock beach
Head to Widemouth Bay at low tide and visitors will be pleasantly surprised with hundreds of rockpools just waiting to be explored. You’ll be treated to a natural display of the fascinating and tough creatures including the Cornish Sucker fish, Worm Pipefish and the Common Shore Crab. See our guide to rockpooling here.