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Find self catering holidays on the best beaches and locations in Cornwall with Beach Retreats.

Pounding surf, miles of soft sand and a backdrop of magnificent cliffs — Cornwall’s beaches are among the best in the world.

Our portfolio of self-catering homes, apartments and cottages are all located within walking distance of some of the most impressive beaches on the Cornish coast: Watergate Bay, Mawgan Porth, Whitsand Bay, Porth, Fistral, St Agnes, Sennen Cove, Widemouth Bay, Porthtowan, Bude, Port Isaac, Porthcothan, Boscastle, Porthleven and the Camel Estuary near Padstow.

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Beacon Cove

THE BEACHES

The Camel Estuary

THE CAMEL ESTUARY

Glassy turquoise water, golden sands and small fishing harbours. The Camel Estuary’s beautiful stretch of coastline is home to a quintessential sweep of towns including Padstow and Rock.

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Mawgan Porth from the air

MAWGAN PORTH

There’s the broad sandy beach framed by high dunes and imposing cliffs but Mawgan Porth is also a popular destination for families, with everything you could want on your doorstep.

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Watergate Bay

WATERGATE BAY

Which is more legendary at Watergate Bay: the spectacular sunsets, its reputation for fine dining including Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall, or its watersporting credentials?

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Porth Beach

PORTH BEACH

When children draw a seaside scene, they draw Porth; sweeping soft sand, rockpools, a stream down to the shore, playful waves and an island that you cross by a wooden bridge.

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Fistral Beach

FISTRAL BEACH

There’s more to Newquay’s Fistral Beach than being the UK’s surf capital. Inspiring eateries are luring a new type of visitor to Newquay’s shores, including Rick Stein.

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St Agnes

ST. AGNES

Picture perfect St Agnes. Think tin mines, fishing boats, four uniquely different beaches and plenty of places to eat, drink and shop. A lively village off the beaten track.

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Porthtowan

PORTHTOWAN

Follow the mine chimney stacks down the coastline from St Agnes to Porthtowan – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a beach awarded Blue Flag status.

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Sennen Cove

SENNEN COVE

This is Cornwall’s wild west. Sennen combines working fishing port with long sandy beach and village amenities – enough to keep you away from the ‘main land’ for a while.

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Whitsand Bay

WHITSAND BAY

A forgotten corner in South East Cornwall scattered with beach huts, three miles of sand and the best surf this side of the coast. Whitsand is much overlooked. And all the better for it.

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widemouth bay

WIDEMOUTH BAY

Wind along the Atlantic Highway to an expanse of sand and rockpools. The coast path here rivals the best in the country, with surf schools, hire, cafes and bars easily available.

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Porthcothan Bay

PORTHCOTHAN

If you haven’t heard of Porthcothan, located on the north Cornwall coast between Padstow and Watergate Bay, then great. It’s all part of this small village and beach’s charm.

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Bude on Cornwall's north coast

BUDE

All the fun of a small seaside town – Bude is an overlooked gem on Cornwall’s far north coast. With its two beaches and varied outdoor activities, it’s a perfect family holiday spot.

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Port Isaac

PORT ISAAC

Charming. Picturesque. And a film and music star in its own right. Port Isaac is arguably Cornwall’s most famous fishing village retaining traditional charm and a vibrant local community.

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Porthleven

PORTHLEVEN

An unspoilt fishing village and harbour with real Cornish charm. Porthleven is fast becoming a top foodie destination, with Rick Stein joining many other restaurants along the waterfront.

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Boscastle

BOSCASTLE

Take it slow with craft shops and cafes or take on a challenging stretch of the coastal path – you choose the pace on a self catering holiday in Boscastle.

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Portwrinkle

PORTWRINKLE

Switch down a gear at the gloriously quiet and still very much unspoilt Portwrinkle, on Cornwall’s ‘forgotten’ South East corner.

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Self catering holidays in Mousehole

MOUSEHOLE

The setting of legendary children’s stories and your next holiday, Magical Mousehole charms with its cobbled streets and tiny harbour.

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Perranporth beach 3 miles of golden sand

PERRANPORTH

Between sand dunes and cliffs lies a bustling village with waterfront restaurants and traditional country pubs.

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Portreath boats

PORTREATH

Set within a steep valley between Godrevy and Porthtowan, discover the sleepy port of Portreath, known in Cornish as Sandy Cove.

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Boats on the river Lynher

THE RAME PENINSULA

Tucked away on the south west coastal path, the Rame Peninsula offers spectacular walks, dramatic scenery and idyllic river spots.

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Rinsey Head Cornwall

PRAA SANDS

Situated on an unspoilt stretch of coast, Praa Sands offers one mile of flat golden sands dotted with rockpools to explore.

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Lynmouth harbour

LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH

Escape to north Devon between the sea and Exmoor for pure escapism, endless walks and coastal views to remember.

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