10 retreats for New Year


New Year’s Eve by the coast means watching fireworks reflected in harbour waters, dining on seasonal fisherman’s catch of the day and sipping bubbles by a fizzing tide. We have retreats around the Cornish coast where you can dance the night away at one of many street and beach celebrations or simply curl up by the log burner at home. However you choose to see the new year in, do it in Beach Retreats’ style.

Here’s our pick of 10 retreats with New Year availability. We’ve got something for everyone, from couples looking for a romantic weekend away to multi-generational families seeking a large holiday home to celebrate in together.

Lobster Pot, Porthcothan- sleeps two

A cosy cabin made for two, Lobster Pot is set off the beaten track, offering a unique and romantic hideaway for couples. Featuring a coastal interior with a rustic and contemporary twist, this beachside shack sits just one mile inland with at least 10 beaches all within a 5-20 minute drive from the cabin. For a quiet New Years away from the crowds, Lobster Pot is your haven.

1 Fistral House, Fistral- sleeps four

This sleek, modern apartment is just footsteps from the wild shores of Fistral beach, and a short walk into Newquay town centre, where you can watch the harbour fireworks display and feel the buzz of atmposphere. Please note- fancy dress is the norm here on New Year’s Eve! If partying isn’t your thing, don’t worry- you are still in walking distance of a selection of excellent restaurants where you can spend the evening dining in style before heading back to your retreat.

Bottlenose Cottage, Port Isaac- sleeps four

This New Year, nestle into this characterful Port Isaac cottage, tucked away just moments from the harbourfront. Wander cobbled lanes with a mulled wine in hand or tuck into the best of Cornwall’s seasonal produce in local fish restaurants. Once you’re done exploring, head back to your retreat to get cosy by the fire and see the New Year in with ease. Bottlenose Cottage features Delabole slate floors, marble tiles and traditional Brazillian period features, and four can bed down below the chestnut beams in the bedrooms and recline across two sitting rooms.  

Mario House, St Ives- sleeps six

However you want to spend your New Years, do it in beachside style at Mario House, a three storey townhouse in the heart of St Ives. If you feel like hitting the town, seafront street parties and fancy dress are this town’s tradition. Or, take a more leisurely approach to the evening and dine in an award winning seafront restaurants before seeing the New Year in on the sofa of your cosy retreat. Mario House sleeps six and has availability over Christmas and New Year.

8 The Bay, Cawsand- sleeps six

Start your day with the sight of the cool blue ocean, paddle the shorelines and stroll the soft sand before heading back to your retreat, which sits just moments from the beach. 8 The Bay is a peaceful, interior designed seafront retreat which sleeps eight, and has availability for uninterrupted coastal New Year breaks.

The Strand, Porth- sleeps eight

Take your pick of these stylish townhouses for New Year’s Eve. Situated just footsteps from Porth beach, you are in the prime position to enjoy the beach by day and the town by night, with Porth not far from Newquay with its array of bars and restaurants. Why not book all of the family into one or several of these spacious homes?

10 Penn An Vownder, Carbis Bay- sleeps eight

Azure blue sea, white sand and a winding coast path- you are close to it all at 10 Penn An Vownder. This state-of-the-art property invites you to indulge from its crushed velvet and polished granite interiors to its proximity to one of the county’s most breathtaking beaches. Head into St Ives for the evening celebrations after a day spent soaking up the views.

By the sea- sleeps ten

Celebrate New Year together at By The Sea, a beautiful family home with mesmerising front row views of Newquay bay. Watch the harbour fireworks light up the ocean below from the living room’s floor to ceiling windows, curl up by the log burner or celebrate with a glass of champagne in the seafront outdoor space with heat lamps and fire pit tables. This exquisite home sleeps ten and has availability for a coastal New Year break.

Bol Y Maer, Bude- sleeps various sizes

This New Year, escape the crowds and get away together, using time by the shoreline to reconnect and restore. On the coastline of Bude you will find Bol Y Maer, a selection of eight apartments with contemporary interiors, a swimming pool and the beach just moments away. Secure a beachside haven for two, or cluster book several apartments for the family, and hunker down on the coastline for a New Year break.

The Liner- sleeps various sizes

At The Liner, overlooking Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth. you can see the New Years at your choosing. Head into Falmouth town centre to soak up the atmosphere, or simply sit out on your private seafront balcony and clink your glasses towards the ocean below. Our properties Port, Starboard and 11 The Liner provide the perfect spaces to enjoy the celebrations in coastal style.