Seven handpicked retreats for a family holiday
Looking for the perfect family holiday, but not sure what beach retreat is right for you? We'll save you time scouring the shorelines for the right space with our seven handpicked retreats for a family getaway, all walking distance from our favourite family beaches in Cornwall.
So close down the search engine, book into one of these retreats and settle into a getaway on the coast. All you need to think about is packing the beach towels.
To see all of our retreats available for a summer break, click here.
For the ultimate family holiday experience, look no further than Skyfall. This impressive duplex penthouse apartment sits up high above Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth. The beach is a picture perfect setting for a family day out, with soft sand lined with sea pinks and a mostly calm sea great for paddling with little ones. Skyfall sleeps eight, accepts one small/medium size dog and has availability for the weeks starting 16 July, 30 July and 27 August.
For large families or a trip bringing several families together, Heron House is perfect. Sleeping fourteen just moments from the family friendly River Gannel near Fistral, memories can be made around the private pool, in the games and cinema room or down on the riverbanks. Enjoy activities nearby such as crabbing, horseriding and stand up paddleboarding, before dining all together on the large waterfront balcony.
Heron House has availability for the weeks of 3 July, 10 July and 21 August, see more here.
For a family holiday in style, choose Winnow. Situated on the shorefront of family favourite Watergate Bay, this retreat balances luxury with laid back coastal living, creating the perfect pad for kicking back and relaxing after a day on the sand. Recently redesigned by BBC One Interior Design Masters winner Banjo Beale, you'll fall in love with its outdoors inspired and sustainably sourced interiors. Winnow is available the week of 23 June and 18 August, see more here.
For a peaceful family retreat which is still within arm's reach of the shoreline, try Sandpiper. Just a ten minute walk along the coast path to Perranporth beach, any family will love a holiday in this town, with its quirky shops, vibrant cafes and family friendly beach. Sandpiper is available the weeks starting 18 June, 25 June, 16 July, 23 July and 27 August, find out more here.
Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life? Head to Beachside Bude, situated on the rugged shoreline of Widemouth Bay in north Cornwall. This retreat is perfect for families with young children due to its large grassy garden, where hour after happy hour can be spent playing and relaxing under the summer sun. Beachside Bude is new to our books and has availability throughout July and August, find out more here.
For calming interiors and sea views set amongst an adorable fishing village, choose 8 The Bay. This apartment is right on the seafront of Cawsand, a hidden gem in south Cornwall. Catch the ferry across to Plymouth, walk the south west coast path or just enjoy a day on Kingsand beach next door. 8 The Bay has availability throughout July and August, see inside here.
For relaxed waterfront living, take your pick of the selection of wharf houses at Cannery Row, on the Hayle estuary. Choose between 1 Cannery Row, 15 Cannery Row and 16 Cannery Row, all of which have calming interiors and waterfront balconies where you can spot wildlife. Or, head to the beach for kite flying and ride ponies along the shore. Each Cannery Row retreat has availability for selected weeks across summer, click here to browse.
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