At Beach Retreats, we promise more than high-spec luxury coastal properties. We promise the enviable coastal lifestyle from the moment you walk through the door, to the moment you pack up and go home again. Our unique holiday lets echo beach life – from the décor and location, to the local amenities such as surf schools, sea-view restaurants and sundowner spots. Many of our self-catering holidays have been interior designed to make guests feel both in awe and at home as soon as they arrive.
Will it be a boutique apartment overlooking the surf, a fishermen’s cottage nudging a historic harbour, or an old sea captain’s house with sub-tropical gardens? We’ve got the key to your dream home by the sea.
From homely Cornish Inns on the waterside to mouth-watering Michelin Star restaurants, guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in Cornwall. Tuck into Rick Stein’s salty fish and chips, adorned with mushy peas and vinegar, and watch the Fistral sunset paint the sky scarlet. Sample fine cured monkfish and crispy ling at Nathan Outlaw’s in Port Isaac; recently voted the UK’s number one restaurant, receiving two Michelin stars. Or, choose one of our recommended caterers and enjoy a cosy night in from the comfort of your own retreat. The choice is yours. See our blog for more foodie inspiration.
With a natural playground on your doorstep, Cornwall and Devon offer an abundance of things to see and do with your family during your stay. Soar a kite high above Watergate Bay, watch a show at the famous Minack Theatre or dance to the beat of the waves in a family surf lesson. If you’re looking for a new place to explore, we have all the inspiration you need.
Head south and get your creative mind on in the newly refurbished Tate St Ives, which showcases British and international art through its gallery, exhibitions and events, all set in the architectural gem overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Whilst here, stroll around the harbour, where the sand glows gold in the afternoon sunlight, contrasting with the rippling azure of the water.
Further west, you’ll find the enchanting St Michael’s Mount in Marazion. Walk the causeway at low tide and climb to the top of the magical castle. Here you can admire the panoramic ocean views, hear the islanders’ tales and unearth a history that lives on in every step.
In north Cornwall we recommend a visit to Port Isaac. Immerse yourself in the Doc Martin TV set, eat at Britain’s only two-Michelin-starred seafood restaurant, or simply sit by the harbour to take in the 700-year old village.