The sea is always a draw when planning a holiday. We look at reasons to stay by the sea in 2024, from beach-inspired interiors that epitomise après-surf living, to luxury bathrooms and bedrooms for rinsing and snoozing after a day on the water.

Here’s a look-book of some of our must see retreats, to inspire your 2024 holiday planning.


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Bayvista, Carbis Bay

New to our books, Bayvista is perfectly sized for a couple or small family seeking a getaway full of delicious food, tropical sea swims and local arts and culture in the nearby town of St Ives.

At a glance

Two bedrooms, two bathrooms

Exquisitely designed throughout

Sea facing hot tub

Beach inspiration

  • Catch the train to St Ives, with the scenic branch line seconds from your front door
  • Watch the sunrise from the hot tub
  • Dine at Adam Handling’s eco, zero waste restaurant The Ugly Butterly, on the waterfront
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Penthouse 14 Oceangate, Fistral

Penthouse 14 Oceangate is made for post-surf living, its commanding position overlooking Fistral beach meaning you can check the conditions with your morning coffee and continue wave watching as you warm up with a hot drink and a magazine after you’ve washed the sand off.

At a glance

Ocean view balcony

Glass fronted living space and master bedroom

Seconds from Fistral beach

Beach inspiration

  • Walk down in your wetsuit for a morning surf
  • Paddleboard down the River Gannel
  • Dine at The Fish House and finish with a sundowner at Fistral Beach Bar
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The Croft is a magical and decadent retreat with its own private beach on the shores of Coverack, part of The Lizard Peninsula.

At a glance

Four bedrooms, sleeps eight

Cosy living space with a log burner

Hot tub with sea views

Beach inspiration

  • Enjoy a sunrise and an early morning paddle on your own private beach
  • Sip cocktails on the balcony
  • Explore The Lizard‘s rugged harbour villages and unspoilt coast path
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Watergate Lodge, Watergate Bay

This sublime eco-retreat creates a calming space for indoor-outdoor living, perfectly harmonising with the surrounding green space just off the Watergate Bay shoreline.

At a glance

Watergate Lodge sleeps twelve across five bedrooms

Open plan, light filled living

Wildflower planted roof

Beach inspiration

  • Try a surf lesson with Wavehunters at Watergate Bay
  • Walk the South West Coast Path to Mawgan Porth
  • Dine at Zacry’s on the Sea Wall
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Literally seconds from the sand, you’ll feel like you never leave the beach at 8 The Bay. Perfect for families due to Cawsand’s sheltered cove with gentle seas, the small Cornish village atmosphere, and the ferry which regularly docks at the beach and and takes foot passengers over to Plymouth.

At a glance

Sleeps six across three bedrooms

Interior designed throughout

Directly overlooks the beach

Beach inspiration

  • Paddle at Cawsand or wander round to the neighbouring beach, Kingsand
  • Catch the ferry to Plymouth for a day of shopping and dining by the Barbican
  • Have dinner at The Bay restaurant, directly below your retreat
  • Be the first on the sand in your pyjamas as the sun rises


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Calming interiors, comfy beds and fresh sea air. 3 The Shore is designed to be a shoreside sanctuary after a day in the waves of Mawgan Porth beach, a firm family favourite.

At a glance

Sleeps 8 across 4 bedrooms

Modern design and carefully considered interiors

A cosy log burner

Beach inspiration

  • Learn to surf at Mawgan Porth
  • Walk the South West Coast Path to Bedruthan Steps
  • Catch a sunset from the headland
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Browse all of our retreats and find your place, by the sea.

Not sure where to stay? Have a look through our beach locations to find the right beach for you.