Instagram-worthy escapes in Cornwall

10th February 2020

Let’s face it, we all want great Insta snaps from our holidays, so we can show-off on social media and share all the great places we visit. All of our properties are beautifully designed and will look great on your feed, but these are our top picks to really wow your friends and followers.

Visiting Cornwall for a romantic adventure? Check out our romantic cottages.

Strand Line, Porthcothan, sleeps 4

If it’s good enough to be featured in the stylish Coast magazine, then it’s definitely going to look good on your Insta feed. Most of the interior design that features in this cosy cabin is upcycled from materials found on nearby beaches, so it makes a great story too. Don’t worry, there’s no shortage of mod cons fused with the rustic feel, including a pod coffee machine, digital TV and a SONOS sound bar.

Modern wooden property with a pebbled outdoor area at dusk.

Find out more about Strand Line.

The Meadow, Whitsand Bay, sleeps 4

What this cosy and petite ‘beach hut’ styled cabin lacks in size, it more than makes up for with its massive views across the glittering expanse of Whitsand Bay and Rame Head. With double glass doors opening out from the living room to the sea-facing garden, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of the log fire to snap perfect pictures of the scenery. However, when the sun shines, you’ll no doubt want to enjoy the ocean views and briny air from the decking or the beach.

The Meadow at Whitsand Bay looks out over the sea

Find out more about The Meadow.

Fancy staying in Whitsand Bay? Have a look at our Whitsand Bay holiday properties.


12 AT 270 North, Fistral, sleeps 6

Surely overlooking the surfing capital of the UK is Insta-worthy enough, what with epic waves, pro surfers and a stunning sandy beach in view? This stylish apartment is tucked away from the crowds, yet close to the water’s edge. So you get the eye-popping panorama of the world-famous surfing beach, as well as a swanky abode with a full-width balcony, which is the perfect spot to kickback and enjoy the sublime sunsets.

Find out more about 12 @ 270 North.

The Tower, Praa Sands, sleeps 8

You’ll feel like royalty staying in this fairy tale castle, perched on the cliff tops overlooking Mounts Bay. Grade II-listed and built as a retreat for a marine biologist in 1775, it’s also rumoured to have been a hideout for one of Cornwall’s most famous smugglers – John Cater, a.k.a. the King of Prussia. The opulent interior and the commanding seascapes rival for attention, but the finest 360-degree views can be captured from the turrets of your private terrace.

The Tower, Praa Sands

Find out more about The Tower.

Ivy Cottage, Watergate Bay, sleeps 10

One of the most stunning surf beaches in Cornwall, the two-mile stretch of Watergate Bay is close to our hearts and high on the list of Cornwall’s top Instagram beaches. So it goes without saying that the pictures of you posing with surfboards or sipping cocktails in the swanky venue of the Beach Hut will look great on your profile. Footsteps from the enviable beach life, make yourself at home in a traditional family cottage that’s been revamped into a luxury coastal retreat, where you can hunker by the fire and let the kids run wild in the paddock.

Find out more about Ivy Cottage.

Oakfield, Widemouth Bay, sleeps 6

Sink into the hot tub and peer over rolling countryside to the ocean, and you’ll feel so relaxed that your social media feed will probably be the last thing on your mind. However, if you want to stoke your status with idyllic images, there’s plenty of opportunity from this designer retreat in a peaceful Cornish hamlet. It’s a challenging 30-40 minute stomp to reach the rugged beach of Crackington Haven, or a swift 10 minutes by car. However, with French doors to fling open in almost every room, you can let the outside in and clap your eyes on the ocean hues with no effort whatsoever.

Find out more about Oakfield.

Leeward House, St Agnes, sleeps 7

Staying here will make you feel more like you’re in a luxurious tree house than a beach retreat. Yet just 600-metres from the shoreline of Trevaunance cove, you can peer through the canopies to glimpse the Atlantic rollers on the doorstep. A serene location, with floor-to-ceiling windows, a hot tub on the decking and plenty of mod cons housed in the designer space, you’ll be spoilt for choice for striking images to fill your Insta feed.

Leeward House, St Agnes

Find out more about Leeward House.

Greenwaves, Perranporth, sleeps 8

When you stay in a property decked out by one of Cornwall’s top interior designers, you know there will be plenty of details worth capturing on your camera. So when three floors of contemporary design are teed with majestic views of Perranporth’s sweeping sands, it’s not going to be difficult to get some spectacular snapshots. Stepping straight out onto the three miles of sands hemming a surfy seaside town, your photo reel will be filled with memories of ice creams on the beach, splashing in the waves and maybe a round of golf by the sea.

Greenwaves, Perranporth

Find out more about Greenwaves.

Find an Instagram-worthy escape by browsing our special offers page, or keep an eye on our last minute availability and be by the coast quicker than you can say ‘cheese!’.

Capture Cornwall’s beauty with our guide to the most Instagrammable locations!

Search all Beach Retreats self-catering escapes.